From the cliffs of Big Sur to the North Carolina backwoods - Molly Sarlé (1/3 of Mountain Man) brings open-hearted, unflinching songwriting perfect for late-night karaoke comedowns, plaintive morning walks, and conjuring the spirit world. West Coast incantations with a warm, Appalachian glow.
Her debut LP Karaoke Angel, out September 20th, is a collection of songs by a woman who was born understanding that her ability to feel - deeply and without shame - is her greatest strength. It is the result of a free and open-hearted devotion to the search for passion, and the complete, unwavering depiction of truth. Molly’s songs observe their own kind of internal logic, always a few steps behind or ahead of where you expect them to be - occasionally funny, always uncannily real. The work on Karaoke Angel began in a trailer on a the pacific coast and continued with stints in Los Angeles and Durham, NC. Recorded in a church-turned-recording studio in Woodstock, NY with production by Sam Evian, a minimal but carefully assembled palette of guitar, bass, and percussion form the foundation; an orchestra of unrecognizable atmospherics bounce off the high ceilings—but Molly’s delicate, expressive voice is always at the center.
Throughout the record there are unflinching, open-hearted moments-Sarlé sings about being in a relationship with someone struggling with addiction (“This Close”), and a real conversation she had with her father about him considering suicide (“Almost Free”). But there's also humor throughout like getting stoned and channeling the spirit world (“Faith For Doubt”), or making post-coital grilled cheese (“Suddenly”).
Karaoke Angel is available on vinyl LP, CD, and digital. T-shirt bundles are also available here (hyperlink to merch). Vinyl LP comes with a digital download card. All orders come with instant grat downloads of Human, This Close, and Suddenly.
- This Close
- Karaoke Angel
- Almost Free
- Faith For Doubt
- Passenger Side