Thursday, January 20, 2011

Emily Arin weaves delicate lyrics and melodies into graceful debut

“…beautiful. A total success. Patch of Land is like a warm embrace.” – Vin Scelsa, Idiot’s Delight


Emily Arin photographed by Elizabeth Jebef of Eyebright Studios.



“When You Knew Me When” is the first single from Emily Arin’s Patch of Land


About Emily Arin

“I think Emily Arin’s voice is just flat-out birdlike. If I could choose the soundtrack to my REM sleep, I think it would sound like this.” – Kim Ruehl, No Depression

Emily Arin is our newest crush to emerge from the venerable school of dusky, graceful songwriting.” – Alan Pedder, Wears the Trousers

With a plaintive, delicate voice, Montour Falls, New York’s, Emily Arin weaves tales concerned with the heavy graces of being human. Working with noted producers, Brian McTear (Matt Pond PA, Sharon Van Etten) and Greg Weeks (Espers), Arin has crafted songs with a wide-ranging mix of influences, from Hank Williams and Memphis Minnie to Nick Drake, Caetano Veloso, Tom Waits, Sybille Baier and Gillian Welch on her debut studio album, Patch of Land, available February 8th, 2011.

In recent years, Arin’s songs have captured the attention of radio luminary, Vin Scelsa (“Idiot’s Delight,” WFUV), who said “‘When You Knew Me When’ (MP3) just blows me away. Makes me cry every time. The album is beautiful. A total success. It is like a warm embrace.” The track is the album's first single and also features Arin’s beautiful electric guitar work.

In her lyrics, Arin explores experiences where shadows and light converge and transformation is offered as a possibility. Whether autobiographical songs of love and longing, or third person waltzes and ballads (as in Patch of Land’s “Sweetly Breathe”), Arin’s inventiveness with language and melody hold court. “Songwriting for me is a process of distillation,” she says. “My aim is to repeatedly filter an idea and emotion to form an honest vehicle for sharing life’s poignancy, playfulness and mystery.”

Emily Arin is available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.


Emily Arin Live

01/21 Montour Falls, NY @ Harvest Cafe & Lounge
02/13 Ithaca, NY @ Felicia’s Atomic Lounge


Emily Arin
Patch of Land
(S/R – 2/8/2011)
Request: FULL LP

Track Listing:

01. Say
02. Waltz for Spalding Gray
03. Hidden Flame
04. When You Knew Me When (MP3)
05. By the Fiery Glow
06. On a Rainy Night in Memphis
07. Sweetly Breathe
08. Patch of Land
09. I Thought By Now
10. Vertical Miracle
11. Lyle’s Light


Emily Arin Links


Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion, Inc.


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