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Elmore Magazine / Big Take Over Magazine / Boston Herald

The reviews keep rolling in and we’ve been getting some great feedback on ‘In Waves’ which will be released Tuesday May 19th worldwide via
ILS Music Group / Caroline / Universal Music Group!

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Elmore Magazine previewed ‘It Shows’ & said: “Showcasing Blacker’s sugary vocals, featuring both a smooth soprano and equally appetizing alto, “It Shows” is a gorgeous ukulele serenade set to relaxing and romantic tropical instrumentation…“It Shows” is a lush vacation into Sarah Blacker’s voice, heart and mind.”

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The Big Takover previewed ‘Break Out’ & said: “In Waves artfully spans rock, pop, indie folk, and Americana, fused together with her signature vocal sound and stacked vocal harmonies. We hope you enjoy this as much as we do!”

And the Boston Herald called the two opening tracks of the album, “two of the sharpest, smartest, most staggering songs of 2015″ !

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I’d say we’re onto something here…. stay tuned!

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Bluegrass Situation / MusicBox Pete

My song, ‘Exhale’ off of ‘In Waves’ was featured on the awesome blog, The Bluegrass Situation!

They said: “Blacker plays guitar, ukulele, and piano, infusing her indie folk tunes with a soulful, pop-tinged sensibility. Blacker gets rather rootsy, sounding a bit like Amanda Shires in the process.” 

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Boston- based music blog, MusicBoxPete had some things to say about the new album too!

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“I was blown away with what I heard from Sarah … what sets her apart from her contemporaries is her musical diversity, and her ability to dabble in other genres and tempos that shows off her true staying power. An immense talent that we’re guaranteed to hear more from in the future.”

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Guitar World Premiere

My song, ‘It Shows’ off of May 19th’s forthcoming release, ‘In Waves,’
is premiered on Guitar World and they said,

“Blacker’s vocal work shines on this track, and the production work — full of extra sounds and sparse percussion – adds to the all-consuming, apocalyptic feel.”

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Check out the post, HERE 

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Patriot Ledger / First Review !

The Patriot Ledger previewed my Plymouth, MA CD Release Party and said,

“The new album rocks harder than anything she’s ever done, and has the kind of instantly identifiable band sound that makes it cohesive from start to finish…Blacker is in control of her alto-soprano vocals, and more important, confident in her songwriting voice…Over the years, Blacker’s writing has also grown, from introspective, folkie-type numbers to the candid, emotionally raw declarations
on “In Waves.”

‘In Waves’ also just received its first review on the Bill Copeland Music News blog!

“Sarah Blacker’s latest album In Waves combines winsome rock band approaches with Blacker’s naturally beautiful voice and lyrical aplomb. As a singer-songwriter, Blacker has created something that could raise her profile among those who work in the national music scene. Big things will surely happen for Boston’s Blacker once she circulates this In Waves CD at her many CD Release parties. In Waves will soon be filling the airwaves of college and local radio stations while receiving highly positive reviews and album Of The Year nominations.”

I’d say this is a good week so far !!

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photo by Denise Maccaferri at Spire Center for the Arts, Plymouth, MA 4/24/15
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111%

We made it! The album got totally funded…

We have two more EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENTS coming for you this Wedesday… stay tuned!

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106% Funded, and Boston Herald

We did it! Thanks to you guys, we reached our 100% mark on PledgeMusic!

The campaign ends Saturday, and you still have a chance to pre-order and get the digital album by April 7th!

The Boston Herald was kind enough to have me in to talk about the album, my custom guitar, and to perform the album’s title track.

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50% Please

50% Please

We’re so close to being halfway to our goal on PledgeMusic!

There are lots of new and exciting things in the Pledge Store so go check it out!

We’re aiming for 50% by tonight, and if we make it, I will post ‘In Waves,’ the single, for you to download!

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Pledge Music Campaign

Pledge Music Campaign

Our PledgeMusic is nearly 30% to its goal in less than a week’s time!
When we reach 30, everyone will get a rough mix of one of the new tracks from the album!

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Hoping you’ll join us in the pre-ordering of ‘In Waves,’ as well as for the chance to get lots of other exciting exclusives including, but not limited to…

– a signed ukulele and uke lessons
– a book of all of the song lyrics and photos from the studio
– Music Therapy for you company … & more!

Check out the campaign HERE, and thank you in advance for your support in the journey! Can’t wait to share new music with you!