My Brightest Diamond
Whether replete with rock band and bells, accompanied by string quartet, or solo with guitar, Shara Worden’s polymorphic musical odyssey My Brightest Diamond showcases Worden’s “expressive vocal acrobatics.” Formerly among Sufjan Stevens’ Illinoisemakers, Worden channels the theatrics of Kate Bush, the soulful seductiveness of Nina Simone and the gothic pop of Portishead. Her 2006 album Bring Me The Workhorse has been hailed as "a thing of intricate, mystical beauty.” (Time Out New York)
Hailed as San Francisco’s “homegrown, full blown young musical visionary” (puremusic.com), the gracile growl of singer-songwriter Noe Venable’s soprano “stuns and enraptures” (SF Bay Guardian). Venable whirls through spare folk guitar and eerie loops with the provocative lyrics of an urban oracle.