Esmé Patterson released her gorgeous new album We Were Wild last month, and she’s bringing songs from the new album to Club Cafe in Pittsburgh on July 28th.
PRESS HERE to watch her rollicking, folky-yet-fiery set at NonComm 2016 to get a taste of what to expect from one of her live showsand HERE to watch her new video for “No River” which premiered on NPR’s First Watch.
“No River” was also dubbed an NPR “Songs We Love,” premiered as Zane Lowe’s “World Record” on Beats 1, and was reviewed inThe New York Times’ Playlist, with Jon Pareles saying “A 1960s-soul backbeat, a laconic electric rhythm guitar, some pinging keyboard tones and backup voices going ‘ooh ooh are all Esmé Patterson needs in ‘No River…”
“Her voice is wiry and candid, backed by arrangements that roll along the folk-country borderline.” – New York Times
“a singer with roots in folk music and a new album that stretches into the world of gritty rock.” – NPR Music
“…’Wantin Ain’t Gettin,’ a barside ballad that serves as the epitome of [Patterson’s] deeply personal return. The ripped-from-her-diary tune revisits her Americana roots, reflecting on a love affair’s sour demise amid solemn acoustics and a swaying, downtempo twang.” – Entertainment Weekly
“It’s pop with a smidge of punk. Pop with claws.” – Noisey
“subtly charming LP” – Rolling Stone (3.5/5 stars)
“We Were Wild is wildly good.” – PopMatters (8/10 stars)
“…a gorgeous new batch of songs…”– Paste
“…Esmé Patterson merges the worlds of pure rock’n’roll, garage and country-western music…” – The Line of Best Fit
“…a warm, organic-sounding album that splits the difference between indie pop, folk-rock and coffeehouse jazz.” – American Songwriter
“It didn’t take me much convincing to love Esme Patterson’s sound…” – Indie Shuffle
“…enthralled from the beginning.” – KEXP