From the Guardian (thanks Emily Savage), Tofu & Whiskey section:
"Crystalline psych-folk crooner Mariee Sioux's twinkly followup to debut Faces in the Rocks (2007), Gift for the End was released a whole year ago, but there was never a proper SF release party (and there was some drama with the label it was supposed to be on going defunct) so the local songwriter is celebrating now. It's a haunting, whispery, tender album, like a less annoying Joanna Newsom selection, and deserving of attention — no matter if that's taking place on a much later date. With Alela Diane, Conspiracy of Venus."
Tonight, I'll be singing with Conspiracy of Venus - we go on from 8:30-9pm - and doors open at 7:30pm if you want to get there early to hang out. We will be debuting a David Bowie song we just learned (Life on Mars), as well as songs by Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits, Rufus Wainwright, The Pixies, & our director, Joyce Todd McBride.
I am beyond thrilled that we will be opening for Mariee Sioux & Alela Diane. They both play music that I love, and it will be a treat to hear them both in one night. This album release has been a long-time in the making, and it is truly a special occasion.
Mariee Sioux will have a full band, consisting of Sean Kae (who arranged & produced the record), Tom Menig (Alela's Father), Jay Taosig (synth and multi instrument extraordinaire), Gary Sobonya (Mariee's Father, who will play mandolin, pedal steel, and acoustic guitar), and Jeffrey Manson ("quintessential song-writer in the SF Bay area underground surf/indie music scene").
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