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City Morning Surprises

Unique in every sense of the word. Sarah's voice really carries through every song on this album with her great jazz inflections and beatiful lyrics. When you're listening to Sarah you begin to feel like you're walking around downtown with her. A personal favorite of mine is "Postwar Hope" in which you can't help but feel nostalgic. The piano and other string instruments really provide a solid backing to a song that makes you feel like your walking around Manhattan in a day and age where newsies roamed the streets shouting "Extra! Extra! Read all about it". The rest of Sarah's music remains true and sincere throughout the album. City Morning Song is a musthave album that should be a part of everyone's collection.


Born: October 7, 1969 in Washington D.C.

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Washington, D.C.-based indie pop singer Sarah Shannon was the lead singer and focal point for Velocity Girl, whose three early-'90s albums, Copacetic, Simpatico, and Gilded Stars and Zealous Hearts, reworked the British shoegazer aesthetic into a distinctly original form. When that band split in 1996, Shannon formed the short-lived Starry Eyes, who broke up after releasing a single EP in 1997. Shannon then embarked on a low-key solo career, releasing the EP Estheraho on her own Marzipan label in...
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