My Brightest Diamond

13 Jul

Ypsilanti, Michigan, usually has trouble measuring up to its neighbor to the north, Ann Arbor. The bar and restaurant scene is less vibrant, the clubs a bit dirtier, and Eastern Michigan University is no U of M, period. The brightest spot, perhaps, is Materials Unlimited, a salvage shop extrordinaire, filled with eclecticism and rare gems. And so, the analogy should be obvious — the music of former Ypsi-kid Shara Worden, a.k.a. My Brightest Diamond, is like something out of the finest architectural antique shop. Her stylized and orchestrated pop experiments are structured compositions, full of nuance, and her voice reflects he Pentecostal church choir childhood. Too bad for Ypsilanti she moved to New York. Her debut ablum on Asthmatic Kitty, Bring Me The Workhorse, comes out August 22nd.

Something of an End [MP3, 5.6MB, 160kbps]
Disappear [MP3, 3.8MB, 128kbps]

  • pantsmoroz

    The musics alright, not quite my flavor. Also, both links go to the same song. Maybe her other song sounds more appealing to me.

  • ethar

    her voice reminds me of mia doi todd

  • sophianne

    simply delicious. indie/goth has never been so appetizing~
    love 'we were sparkling', also~~