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Hunting My Dress

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Whispering Light
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The Kingdom
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Feast Of The Heart
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Angel Mom
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Four Dreams
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Murder Of Birds
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Bed Across The Sea
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Tulip
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Hunting My Dress
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 9   Total Length: 39:41

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eMusic Features

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New This Week: Jesca Hoop, Nile, & More!

By Jayson Greene, Senior Editor

It's a very light release week, due to the holiday, but as always, going through the full list of releases turned up a few things. Let's talk about them: Jesca Hoop, The House That Jack Built – The uncanny alt-pop of the woman who was once Tom Waits's nanny is coolly enigmatic enough that Waits called it "a four-sided coin." We agree wholeheartedly with whatever that means. Check out the interview Andrew Perry did with Jesca;… more »

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Interview: Jesca Hoop

By Andrew Perry, Contributor

"There's nothing like a broken arm to win your love," coos Jesca Hoop in one of the countless astonishing images from her latest, third album, The House That Jack Built. The Californian singer-songwriter majors in forward-looking, supremely-crafted pop, always with a sublime melody and lyrical twist, which leaves you either hanging off a cliff or just scratching your head. And so you keep coming back for more. Hoop comes well recommended, too. After escaping from her… more »

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Who Is…Emily Wells

By Laura Studarus, Contributor

A sweet-voiced chanteuse with a penchant for the Notorious B.I.G. and a record collection full of Nina Simone, there's no easy way to pigeonhole Emily Wells. Tracing the entomology of her music's toy pianos, bells, guitars and looped violins would be a Herculean task — with roots in her high school infatuation with jazz, hip-hop and her parents well-trod record collections. Unafraid of reinvention, Wells's third full-length Mama contains hints of her folk-friendly debut Beautiful Sleepyhead… more »

They Say All Music Guide

Even if she had nothing beyond her autobiography to bring to her songwriting, Jesca Hoop would have plenty of tales to tell, being the child of folksinging Mormons, then going on to roam around the country as part of a pack of traveling Deadheads before winding up as the nanny for Tom Waits’ family. But the California-bred Hoop does indeed have plenty of additional idiosyncratic ideas to offer, not just lyrically but musically, on her second album, Hunting My Dress. Perhaps the most impressive thing about Hoop’s work is the way she writes her own rulebook. Plenty of iconoclastic artists have decided to abjure musical convention in the past without coming up with anything worthy to replace it. Hoop, however, has pieced together her own modus operandi seemingly from scratch, with bits and pieces of Waits, Björk, Kate Bush, and PJ Harvey thrown in among who knows what other stray influences — the important thing is that it emerges as something uniquely hers. The crunchy riffs and angular alt-rock gallop of “Four Dreams” are perfectly contrasted by Hoop’s feathery vocals and poppy refrain. The spare, acoustic ballad “Murder of Birds” — with a guest vocal from longtime admirer Guy Garvey of Elbow — seems to reach back to Hoop’s early folk influences. Opening track “Whispering Light,” apparently about Hoop’s mother’s battle against cancer, is a darkly atmospheric, almost theatrical piece marked by midtempo dance beats and deliciously creepy, unexpected harmonic/melodic turns. In the end, the one thing you can count on with Hunting My Dress is that you never know what’s coming next, and that turns out to be one of the album’s greatest virtues. – James Allen

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