Praise for Putting On Airs
NO DEPRESSION: "Bad Mind is a masterpiece."
NPR FIRST LISTEN: "...the quartet hit upon a sound redolent of Laurel Canyon psychedelia, adding Mellotron keyboards and vibraphone to Erin Rae's usual strum. The arrangements serve her storytelling perfectly, creating a kind of cinematic glow..."
THE GUARDIAN: "Can't Cut Loose" Named Best New Track
THIRD MAN RECORDS: "(Joshua) Hedley and (Erin) Rae, both top respected voices in the Nashville local country scene, have never been more in their elements: trad country crooning, tight harmonies, and the most lonesome set of songs Third Man recording equipment has ever captured."
THE 405 (UK): "Some musicians have sound that is easy to pin down, able to be neatly compartmentalized and defined. Erin Rae is not one of those musicians. Hailing from Nashville but recording in Wisconsin, drawing from country but infusing with 60s psych, Rae is capable of drawing genres and ideas that are seemingly at odds with one another into something quite remarkable. Her 2015 debut, Soon Enough, gave a delightful preview of this ability, but her newest single, 'Like The First Time,' might be her finest work yet."
GOD IS IN THE TV (UK): "Those familiar country music staples of loss and yearning may well permeate Wild Blue Wind – beautifully accentuated by a suitably plaintive musical arrangement – but it is the purity of Erin Rae’s voice and the dignity she invests in the song’s sentiments that raises it way above and beyond the everyday."
GOLDFLAKEPAINT (UK): "A singer-songwriter whose smoothly lilting vocals do to the retro fuzz of a pedal-steel guitar what Feist does to fresh licks of percussion, creating some enchanting combination that stirs inside you the twangs of sorrow and joy."
WISCONSIN PUBLIC RADIO: Appleton Artists Find Creative Sanctuary In Former Monastery
AMERICAN SONGWRITER: "(Erin) Rae’s voice is so expressive and alluring, and these tunes so well constructed that the album feels like a multi-angled portrait showing different sides of an artist who has found her sound and digs into it."
THE BLUEGRASS SITUATION: "Erin Rae has one of those languid, honey-soaked voices that feels much older than its years and wouldn't feel at all out of place among the ladies of Laurel Canyon, if she hadn't been born 40 years too late."
NO COUNTRY FOR NEW NASHVILLE: "The inspiring first single showcases Rae’s smooth, haunting tone and her impressive ability to express immense emotion with just a few hums and strums of the guitar. “Soon Enough” cements Rae’s position as a solo artist ready to step out of the background and into the spotlight for good."
THE BITTER SOUTHERNER: "Rae also pulls off the remarkable trick of using country themes and instrumentation to create music that doesn’t fit comfortably into any category, and we’ve always got a soft spot for artists who can rise above the limits of a particular genre."
PUTTING ON AIRS
(Out June 8 on Single Lock Records)
Featuring the new singles
"Putting On Airs" + "Can't Cut Loose" + "Bad Mind"
SOON ENOUGH (2015)
Management: Patrick Sullivan
Booking (North America & Australia): Adam Voith
Booking (UK/EU): Ed Thompson
Press: Doug Hall
Radio: Ellena Osis
Label: Single Lock Records
Performing Rights Organization:
Good Memory (SESAC)
Publishing: Downtown Music Publishing