Sarah Borges w/New Album in March

 

Paul Kolderie-produced platter has some
surprises in store.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Sugar Hill’s got BLURT faves Sarah
Borges & the Broken Singles second album for the label, The Stars Are Out, due March 24.  Paul Q. Kolderie (Radiohead, Lemonheads,
Juliana Hatfield) produced album is a ten song collection of five originals and
five choice re-imaginations of Borges’ and Kolderie’s favorites including
“Ride With Me” written by fellow Boston native Evan Dando.

The album opens with the honky-tonk infused punk rocker, “Do It For Free”
showcasing Borges’ smoky, honeyed vocals and scorching guitar work. This driving
ode to an old flame would be right at home on the Sunset Strip in 1978 —
Borges declares, “I never forget what my mama said to me, when it’s real
love, you do it for free.”

Originals “Me and Your Ghost” and “Symphony” combine the
band’s rockabilly, blues and rock and roll aesthetics and center on Borges’ trademark
lead vocals and capture the band’s raucous and good time live act. She takes
“Being With You” (most famously recorded by Smokey Robinson) and
transforms it into a bittersweet lament accompanied by gospel like backing
vocals when she pleads, “I don’t care about anything else but being with
you.”

‘The Stars Are Out’ is the followup to
2007’s Diamonds in the Dark which
drew critical praise across the board – including a certain magazine called Harp (you may have heard of us), who
profiled Borges HERE and reviewed the album HERE. More recently, we caught
Borges and band opening for the Blasters in concert and you can read that
review HERE.

 

A national tour is planned for the spring of 2009 following the release
of ‘The Stars Are Out.‘ Click here
for a complete list of tour dates:
http://sarahborges.com

 

 

 

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