microphones in the trees: tiny vipers

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

tiny vipers

"Isolate yourself, cover your head with a snug pair of headphones, turn off all the lights, and light a candle. It’s the best way to listen to Life on Earth, Tiny Vipers’ sophomore album. Jesy Fortino, the one-woman wonder behind Tiny Vipers, is an unassuming young songwriter. She huddles over her guitar and avoids eye contact with her audience, but her thoughts are revealed through song. The Seattle-based musician relishes in a certain simplicity in her old folk tunes, and the shimmering emptiness of her haunting voice and stark picking of guitar say a lot without overwhelming. Fortino recorded Life on Earth in an analog studio in Austin, Texas...Yet the album as a whole is sadly beautiful, a trap of ghostlike webs that carries you to a dark, timeless place." danielle
"Tiny Vipers is Jesy Fortino, a musician living in Seattle. Since her last and first album, 2007’s Hands Across the Void, she has been back and forth across Europe, on tours into and through the United States, transfixing audiences into a solemn hush. Transcending the mere folk tag, Fortino draws from disparate inspirational sources, from the avant-garde or from country musician Townes Van Zandt..." sub pop


Endymion said...

It's a great album. I've been listening to it whole day. :)

rafa said...

qué voz!!! es como dawn mc carthy pero en la ciudad