Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Sick of Sarah

You may not have heard of Sick of Sarah yet, but it won't be long before you do. This vibrant five-member all-female band is starting to attract attention in all the right ways - namely through innovative and fresh music that's highly listenable.

From Minneapolis, Sick Of Sarah won best emerging artist at this years Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The band was given the award by winning over the festival crowd whose texts determined the day's winner from the Emerging Artist stage.

Sick of Sarah lists their influences as a "melting pot of a wide variety of genres" and many of them can be heard and felt in their style. The backup vocals incorporate counter melodies a la the Mamas and the Papas, they have the energy of the GoGo's and lead vocalist Abisha Uhl warbles in a style that joins the playfulness of The Bangles' Susanna Hoffs with the bite of Joan Jett.

Sick of Sarah will be releasing their debut album on August 12th through Adamant Records. The aptly titled Bittersweet is the obvious choice for their first single release, but less obvious songs caught my imagination and were what sold me on this band. Common Mistake is lyrical with a folk music kind of wisdom and Paint Like That is a love song that touches with its plaintive honesty. Breakdown will captivate the listener with an infectious beat that grabs you right from the start and carries you through to the last note.

Visit their myspace and have a listen.

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