Alt-folk trio Oh! My Blackbird, fronted by lead vocalist and guitarist Annie Sullivan, harness the magic of close vocal harmonies and pissed off lyrics. With Nick Jozwiak (cello, bass, auto harp) and Veronica Kohl (tambourine, vocals), they create a tight yet playful folk pop sound.
Oh! My Blackbird will release their debut full-length album Dare Me on March 6th.
Inspired by classical music — particularly choral music and madrigals — and 60’s and late 70’s folk revival, mixed with 90’s-00’s era rock, their sound is driven by tight vocals and witty, often venomous lyrics. Sullivan, as Oh! My Blackbird’s songwriter, tells introspective tales of real life experiences that are steeped in traditional pop — like a string of really bad boyfriends — mixed with a mystical folk mentality.
Oh! My Blackbird released their first EP Too Much Future in May 2011, followed by Drop Dead EP in October 2011. Both releases are highlighted by Kohl’s earthy vocals, Jozwiak’s soaring cello lines and Sullivan’s romantic and acerbic lyrics.
Look for more of the band’s acoustic folk pop sounds, combined with mystical and psychedelic elements on Dare Me. Recorded in January 2012, Dare Me was produced by Oliver Ignatius (Ghost Pal) at the Cobble Hill based recording studio Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen.
And if you’re in Brooklyn/NYC, catch Oh! My Blackbird’s residency at Pete’s Candy Store every Sunday in January.
Oh! My Blackbird at Pete's Candy Store in January
RIYL: Fleet Foxes, Jessica Lea Mayfeild, First Aid Kit, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Neko Case, Peter Paul and Mary,Tilly & The Wall, Mates of State, Tegan and Sara, The Belle Brigade, Mamas & the Papas, Richard and Linda Thompson, Fleetwood Mac.