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ARTIST
TITLE
Silver Silver
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
HJR 066CD HJR 066CD
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RELEASE DATE
5/22/2012

Silver Silver is LA-based singer-songwriter Simone White's most affecting and ambitious album yet. In contrast to her folk/country-tinged 2007 debut, I Am The Man (HJR 028CD/044LP), and 2009's quiet offering, Yakiimo (HJR 044CD), Silver Silver has White's soft voice framed by complex arrangements: there are pulsing, speaker-rattling bass tones, delicately-layered vocal harmonies, and exquisitely lush washes of sound. It is also the singer's most personal record to date. Fans of White's work may already be aware of her unusual life story. Born in Hawaii to a light-sculptor dad and folk-singer mum, burlesque grandmother and pop-song-writing aunt, White grew up moving across the U.S., her parents following the demands of a cult leader. Leaving home in her teens, White travelled, acted, took photos and made films, living in Seattle, Paris and London -- finally finding her voice as a musician in New York City. She worked with Nashville producer Mark Nevers (Lambchop, Bonnie "Prince" Billy) on her first two albums. Heralded by Rolling Stone Germany as "one of the really great American songwriters," White toured Europe regularly for three years before taking a break to make Silver Silver. She lives now in Echo Park, L.A. Grand themes mix with tiny details on this album. Feelings of personal loss led White to write "Flowers In May," a sensual, bittersweet celebration of life that matches her delicate vocal to a knocking beat, washes of guitar and nocturnal-sounding glitches. Silver Silver was a year in the making, and White worked with Samuel Bing and Julian Wass of Fol Chen at their L.A. studio. The record features guest spots from Andrew Bird, Thao, and Victoria Williams (all musician-friends White met through touring), and for the first time mixes songs with instrumental segues and textures, including a manipulated field recording of neighborhood street sounds.