Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Vogue Artist of the Week: Sarah Jaffe

Ever since the release of her 2010 debut, Suburban Nature, 26-year-old Texan Sarah Jaffe has been synonymous with a certain kind of female-fronted acoustic alt-folk—she’s often compared to Jessica Lea Mayfield and Sharon Van Etten, two singer-songwriters known for mixing wistful melodies with just a hint of raw, grungelike snark. That was until “Glorified High,” the drum machine–laden first single from Jaffe’s sophomore album The Body Wins, which will be released April 24 and takes her music in a completely new direction.

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