Saturday, January 21, 2006

Australian "chanteuse" Sally Seltmann, more popularly known as New Buffalo, is going to be big. Her album, The Last Beautiful is a orchestral gem full of bright songs, especially the handclap starter "Recovery." It's a wonderful song, and reminds me a lot of Jens Lekman. I would probably go as far to say that the two of them, Jens and Sally, are twins separated at birth. Their albums are similarly sounding, and even their voices have a similar tone to them.
For fans of Jens, New Buffalo is definitely needed to even out the sexes. And if that isn't enough to pull you, her album was released on Arts & Crafts, home to Broken Social Scene, Feist, and Stars. In her own words, "the album [The Last Beautiful Day] is like a play you'd see in an old broken theatre, a real amateur production. I wanted to capture the beauty and innocence of the mistakes."

Download two tracks from Chinese Restaurant in the Forest.
Download "Recovery" from Said the Gramophone.
Stream the entire album at Arts & Crafts

Buy it from Insound.


jesse said...

jere said...

Never thought of that comparison, but it makes so much sense.

Great girl too.