I'll Always Love You, You're Mine. Numb Is The New High, All Memories Die Out `Til Nothing & Nowhere Is Golden.
Listening to Emily Haines makes me woozy. Her voice cascading around my head and seeping into my skull like a drunk night out; my equilibrium out of whack. It's quite rare that an artist can have such an immediate effect on me, but Ms. Haines has an uncanny knack for subtly drawing you into her quiet world. Before you know it you're humming along to a song you've only listened to once. She's that good. Taking a break from her duties as frontwoman for Metric, Haines spent the last 4 years recording her upcoming debut solo album Knives Don't Have Your Back in a host of studios around the US and Canada. With her stellar backing band The Soft Skeleton (which includes members of Sparklehorse, Broken Social Scene, and Metric,) Haines has assembled a charming collection of hooky melancholic songs that beg to be listened to over and over again. For your listening (dis)pleasure:
Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton: Doctor Blind
Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton: Nothing & Nowhere
Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton: Our Hell
Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton: Reading In Bed