Sarah Jaffe Sets Summer Tour with The Polyphonic Spree
A few short weeks ago, 28-year-old Texas native Sarah Jaffe announced the August 19th release of her third full-length studio album - Don't Disconnect - via Kirtland Records. On the heels of that news, Jaffe is announcing summer tour dates with choral symphonic rock band The Polyphonic Spree. The high profile main support slot is just one of many for Jaffe who has previously shared the stage with Chelsea Wolfe, Norah Jones, Lou Barlow, Blitzen Trapper, New Multitudes, David Gray and Midlake among others. All confirmed dates with The Polyphonic Spree are west of the Mississippi with fall US tour plans in the works that has Jaffe visiting the Midwest and East Coast.
The summer tour dates will give Jaffe a chance to play some of her new songs live for the first time. Recorded this past winter in Denton, TX with the help of Midlake's McKenzie Smith, Don't Disconnect finds Jaffe continuing to evolve sonically. She's come a long way since her self-released debut EP Even Born Again - a collection of folk-pop songs that featured acoustic guitar, strings and a drum alongside her hauntingly beautiful voice. Originally released in 2008, Even Born Again was followed by her debut album Suburban Nature (Kirtland 2010) and in 2012 she released The Body Wins. She spent the next two years touring, lending her voice to a Pixar short The Blue Umbrella and working on a side project with hip-hop producer S1 (Kanye West, Madonna, Jay Z) called The Dividends. The latter landed her a spot on the most recent Eminem record MMLP2 where she contributed her writing and vocal talents to the first song on the album - "Bad Guy."