A few days ago, VCS alumna Natasha Jacobs e-mailed me about a new EP she’s released titled Split Myths. Here’s what she had to say about its creation: “A few months after I graduated I fell off a ladder and hurt myself really bad, needed surgery and was bed-bound for a while. I ended up writing these songs and recording them.” Here’s how she’s described the songs:
a weathered voice carries well thought out words over non-formulaic nylon-string tunes
Soothing folk songs provide story and subtle truths
A.k.a Impish-cherub folk or perhaps atmospheric-broken leg folk
In addition to Natasha singing and playing nylon-string guitar and Wurlitzer, the EP also features Colin Cannon on electric guitar and Kira Sassano on shruti box.
Here are a couple of my favorite tracks:
You can listen to the rest of the songs on Soundcloud, read more about the EP on Natasha’s Facebook page, and download it at Bandcamp. There’s also a limited-edition CD version available with handmade image transfer cover art (shown below) by Natasha and her fellow VCS alumna Jenna Lee.