“Warning Signs,” from
her killer new album. Tour dates below.
By Blurt Staff
Eilen Jewell is currently on the road supporting her new
album Queen of the Minor Key, which
arrived in June via Signature Sound Recordings. On it, Jewell and her ace band
conjure up songs depicting broken bottles as protection, bad voodoo and Cupid
using a sawed-off shotgun instead of a bow and arrow. The dark, often times
haunted tales on the album, are fleshed out at points by surf guitar, pedal
steel and upright bass, but always hold Jewell’s smoldering voice and
unforgettable lyrics center stage.
In the BLURT review, writer Steve Pick enthused, “Jewell has
a jazz singer’s phrasing, if not quite the range. Make no mistake about her
singing; she never hits a wrong note, and she never sounds out of place.
She crafts simple, insistent melodies out of the few notes at her disposal, and
then makes sure we understand the words are what’s important while the band
keeps our feet busy… There’s a real intimacy about the simple way Jewell and
her band play these songs. Queen of the Minor Key charms and beguiles
with a minimum of obvious effort and a maximum of obvious taste.”
So call us fans. And we’re honored to present the brand new
video for one of the key tracks on the album, “Warning Signs.” Check it out:
Jewell is on tour well into the fall – tonight and this
weekend, she’s in the Northwest, and you can find the full itinerary at her official website.
[Photo Credit: Liz Linder]