Emily Jane White
Armed with little more than an acoustic guitar and her fragile alto, San Francisco folk singer/songwriter Emily Jane White offers complex tales of melancholy and isolation. While comparisons to contemporaries like Cat Power and Hope Sandoval are frequent, Emily's music owes a clear debt to classic female jazz and blues singers such a Billie Holiday.
Emily's haunted blues quickly found a home on Oakland's Double Negative Records with them only hearing her 4-track demo. Fooling around with music since pre-school, Emily started on piano around the same time she learned to read, eventually picking up the guitar during her college days.
After graduation Emily picked up and moved to Bordeaux, where she performed with a bevy of independent French artists further honing her songwriting skills. Upon returning stateside, she moved to SF and began recording 4-track demos formulating the songs that would ultimately become her debut album, Dark Undercoat.
For a brand-new artist without any other releases out, there is already a great deal of anticipation for Emily's debut. Her song "Wild Tigers I Have Known" recently appeared on the soundtrack for the Cam Archer film of the same title and Rolling Stone recently placed Emily in their top 5 Hot List in which they describe the aforementioned song as "melancholy as a rainbow glimpsed through the bars of a prison window." Check It Out!
Emily Jane White - Wild Tigers I've Known
Emily Jane White - Magdalena
Emily Jane White @ MySpace
The View - Hats Off To The Buskers (2007)
Interpol - Our Love To Admire (2007)
Kings Of Leon - Because Of The Times (2007)
The Arcade Fire - Neon Bible (2007)
Shy Child - Noise Won't Stop (2007)
Maximo Park - Our Earthly Pleasures (2007)
Radio 4 - The New Song And Dance
The Organ - Grab The Gun
Matt Pond PA - Several Arrows Later
Morrissey - At KROQ EP
Air - Moon Safari + Pocket Symphony + Talkie Walkie
Idaho - Hearts Of Palm !!!
Band Of Horses - Everything All The Time
The Long Winters - Putting The Days To Bed
Feist - Let It Die + Open Season
Matt Pond PA - The Green Fury + Winter Songs [EP]
Zwan - Mary Star Of The Sea
+ Mum, Brian Doerksen, Keane, Sixpence None The Richer, Leigh Nash, U2, etc.