Singer/Songwriter Sarabeth Tucek is from New York, the daughter of a psychiatrist and psychologist. Originally her calling was acting, until after a few years in Hollywood her singing and songwriting was encouraged by many in the music scene she fell in with. Her first musical collaboration was with Bill Callahan on Smog’s “Supper” in 2003. She can be seen performing a song she had only just written called “Something For You” in the film “DiG”, which went on to win best documentary at Sundance in 2004. The subject of the film, Brian Jonestown Massacre, soon covered the song on their “We Are The Radio” EP in 2005. UK label Sonic Cathedral released her first single, the definitive recording of “Something For You” (backed by a remix by Rupert Clervaux and Tim Holmes formerly of acclaimed electronica duo Death In Vegas), which became single of the week twice on Steve Lamacq’s BBC radio show. Produced by Ethan Johns (Kings Of Leon, Ryan Adams) and Luther Russell (Richmond Fontaine, Noah & The Whale), her eponymous debut record was released in 2007 on Echo to rapturous reviews, leading to shows with artists like Bob Dylan, Jim James of My Morning Jacket and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Her second single “Nobody Cares” was named one of the top songs of 2008 by the Times. To say that all of this added up to an impressive start to a career would certainly be an understatement.
Sarabeth released her second album "Get Well Soon" in April 2011 on Sonic Cathedral. It’s a stunning record that, although not a concept album as such, forms a narrative based around the death of Sarabeth’s father, or as she beautifully describes it “an impressionistic rendering of a time ruled by grief”. The 12 tracks were “sequenced and resequenced for weeks” in order for the story to emerge and the end result sees not one wasted word or unnecessary note; all we’re left with is “just pure feeling”.
“One of this year’s most striking albums” - The Guardian
“A starkly beautiful record that mines the sounds of the last four decades of Americana” 4/5 – Q
“A dignified record bound together by grief” 4/5 - The Times
“Yes, it’s another introspective, acoustic singer-songwriter album, but this one’s for real” - The Quietus;
“A smallhours classic” 4/5 - The Stool Pigeon
“Somewhere in the triangle created by Nico, Beth Gibbons and Joni Mitchell” 8/10 - Loud And Quiet
“A timeless wonder” - BBC Music
“A set of songs that are as disquietingly spare as they are beautiful” 4/5 – Uncut