2023 sees VPME fave Sarabeth Tucek emerge from a ten year musical hiatus with a brand new double-album Joan of All under the new moniker SBT which will be released on 19th May 2023 via her own imprint Ocean Omen.
Lead single “The Gift” is a stunning return, a dark majestic spiralling track showing Tucek still has the gift of being able to conjure magic from the ether. And like the best gifts , its a track that keeps on giving as it grows and swells into something profound and beautiful.
You can read my interview with SBT from way back in 2011 HERE
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Sarabeth Tucek officially broke onto the music scene 2003 performing a series of spellbinding duets with Bill Callahan on the acclaimed Smog album Supper. This was swiftly followed by a memorable appearance in the prize-winning Brian Jonestown Massacre documentary DiG! Sarabeth also contributed material to their 2005 EP release, We Are the Radio. One of Sarabeth’s compositions covered by the band on that EP, “Seer,” would later be retitled and released in 2006 as Tucek’s debut single, “Something for You”, which became Steve Lamacq’s Single Of The Week on BBC Radio 6 Music.
Her self-titled debut album produced by Luther Russell and Ethan Johns hit stores the following year and garnered rave reviews in the press, leading her to supporting Bob Dylan and unfaltering support at the BBC.
In 2011, Sarabeth followed up her extraordinary debut with a raw, uncompromising album entitled Get Well Soon, praised as an unflinching meditation on the subject of grief. This release made many year-end lists and the title track was featured on the first season of HBO’s Girls.
The new album features lead-off single “The Gift”, as featured heavily on Marc Riley’s BBC 6 Music show, which is taken from the double A-side 7”, “The Gift / 13th St. #2”. Also featured on the album is an entirely different, heavier version of the flip side, entitled “13th St. #1”.