Singer-songwriter Sarah Arslanian is once again bringing her songs of heartache and hope to fruition with her latest release Darling. Performing as Ladytown since 2003, she has performed throughout the Unites States and her songs have been played internationally. Sarah has released 2 albums to much acclaim: Ladytown (2003) produced by Bernie Larsen (David Lindley, Lucinda Williams, Melissa Etheridge) and Thirty-Nine Nineteen (2006) – produced by Aram Arslanian (Lisa Marie Presley, Rilo Kiley, Watson Twins). Sarah has recorded and collaborated on numerous projects, working with such notables as Mark Fosson (Bum Steers) as well as providing vocals as a member of the Bright Mountain Choir for the indie rock phenomenon The Mountain Goats.
Often compared to Emmy Lou Harris and Allison Krause, Ladytown’s haunting songs weave her influences throughout, yet they are uniquely her own. In the song Bombs*, Sarah’s honey tinged voice gently carries us wave-like on a journey that explores a desire for escape and the contradicting need for complacency. Bye–Bye Baby* is a driving alternative country song that highlights her vocal range and brings a live feel to the album. This high energy song should be played at top volume. Coins* while not a duet -is a conversation between two lovers long torn apart. While one holds on to the memory of it the other has moved on without looking back, both having two very different recollections of just what the relationship meant. Ladytown’s pop-influenced song Let’s Run Away* is an unexpected and wonderful gem. The sheer joy of falling in love is expressed with such sweetness and excitement that it harkens back to the innocence of a 1960’s feel-good hit.
Having lived and performed in the Los Angeles area for many years, Sarah now calls the Pacific Northwest her home. She continues to write and record, while also making a name for herself in the Portland music scene. She will be touring in support of Darling in 2011.