Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter. From left to right: Bill Herzog, Phil Wandscher, Eric Eagle and Jesse Sykes.
September 15, 2011 Sometimes, out of great turmoil comes great beauty — and, in the case of Sykes and her band The Sweet Hereafter, they've translated their woes into a commanding new record. Hear the group play live in a session with KEXP.
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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (top), Lisa Hannigan, James Blake, Jesse Sykes (middle row left to right), Neutral Milk Hotel (bottom).
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August 30, 2011 Also this week: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah readies its first album since 2007, and the two reigning kings of falsetto join forces.
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April 10, 2007 The smoldering "The Air is Thin" functions as a simmering, beautiful lament, evoking the feeling of sitting at the end of the bar in a lonely, dimly lit dive.
July 6, 2004 Reinventing an old hymn with Just Cause; A great unknown mandolinist: Don Julin; Neo-psychedelia from Devendra Banhart; New York singer/songwriter Nina Nastasia and more.
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