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Jesca Hoop: 'Silverscreen'


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Jesca Hoop's music is as cinematic as the title of her new album, Silverscreen Demos implies. Like the soundtrack to a strange, imaginary world, Hoop's songs are a lyrical blend of old world sounds, offbeat rhythms and distant guitars, setting a scene that's at once playful and dark.


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Artist Tom Waits, a fan of Jesca Hoop's songwriting, says her "music is like a four-sided coin. She is an old soul, like a black pearl, a good witch, or a red moon. Her music is like going swimming in a lake at night."

After hearing Hoop's music, Waits sent her demo CD to his publisher, who then passed it on to DJ Nic Harcourt, host of NPR member station KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. Harcourt started playing the song "Seeds of Wonder" during his show. It became the most requested song for eight consecutive weeks.

A native of Northern California, Hoop is now living in Los Angeles where she's working on a new album.



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