Monday, March 15, 2010

newmusicmonday #34 :: Miss Emily Brown

Image:: Miss Emily Brown at Artswells Festival 2009, Miss Emily Brown website

This week's newmusicmonday is folk pop artist Miss Emily Brown {MySpace; CBCr3}, who was originally from Iroquois, Ontario and now based in BC. Here's a video interview where Emily Millard explains the creative process behind her latest album, In Technicolor, merging history from her grandmother's letters from World War II and her folk-tinged musical storytelling::
Miss Emily Brown - In Technicolor from Benjamin Schuetze on Vimeo.

She received a Canada Council for the Arts grant for the project. Here are two tracks from the new album, "The Diary of Amy Briggs"::

and "World Traveller"::

I'm a fan of this older track, "Love Don't Come Cheap" 

There are quite a few tracks streamed on CBCr3. Take a listen, as her music pushes the boundaries of neo-folk or what I often call blue state folk {red riding folk?} with interesting arrangements, using synth and drums, strings, samples, and mechanical sounds.

As stated above, her latest album is out and older tracks are available on iTunes. She is currently on a Canada-wide tour now through early May.

Twitterversion:: #newmusicmonday blog features folk-pop artist Miss Emily Brown w/new album based on grandmother's WWII letters. @Prof_K

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