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The Crack Magazine


Album of the Month: Tomberlin - i don’t know who needs to hear this…

Tomberlin is Sarah Beth Tomberline – a pastor’s kid born in Florida and raised in rural Illinois – who has gained something of a cult following due to her emotionally raw and sparse debut album (2018’s ‘At Weddings’). This is just as good. It’s still roomy – instrumentation coming from pedal steel, old acoustic guitars, piano trills, drifting synths – but her melodies are a crystalline as ever. And she has a keen turn of phrase that really stays with you. If you’ve not yet had the pleasure, well now is the perfect time to check her out. JL

Out now on Saddle Creek