Thursday, December 04, 2008

New Alela Diane - "White as Diamonds"

Download: Alela Diane - "White as Diamonds"

A self-taught folkie, singer Alela Diane's warble more than recalls Joanna Newsom (indeed, the Ys harpist invited Diane to make her first live performances as Newsom's opener). But rather than write insanely complicated folk operas, Diane's musical stylings are more simple--but that doesn't mean she should be written off. A musical descendant of Catherine Howe and Karen Dalton, Diane's "White as Diamonds", the first single from her upcoming To Be Still, features a solid stomp of a drum beat and Appalachian folk musings. Listen to "White as Diamonds" at the top of the post.

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