Sarah Harmer "Are You Gone (Rough Trade Publishing)"
It has been a decade since singer-songwriter Sarah Harmer has released an album. But it doesn’t take much time listening to Are You Gone to figure out that her skills are as sharp as ever. Nay! Even sharper! (I’m writing this blurb, so I get to make fun statements like that! Jealous?). This collection, thematically, is a real examination at human nature-and sonically its as varied as, well, human nature. Folk, indie rock, alt-country, this one has it all, and each one is more beautiful and rewarding than the one before it (like cookies!). So check out the first single “New Low” for a new high!