Sasha Siem "Bird Burning"
With a Tom Waits flair for drama, a Joanna Newsom-esque flair for neoclassical arrangement, and a voice all her own, Sasha Siem is back with Bird Burning. No, this isn’t a record full of sick burns to use as retorts towards mean avian friends (if you do need a bird burn, try “you call that a beak?”). It is in fact a record filled with soaring, sophisticated tunes that combine Sasha’s lyrical prowess with her crisp, nuanced vocals, and almost jazz-y pulses of her band. Check out the yearning of “Crow.”