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Zoe Boekbinder's first vinyl release, "Sister Scarecrow," is saturated with haunting, graceful vocals enshrouded in lilting, whispy guitars that breathe authentic life into her songs of tragic heartbreak and experiential despair. The 7" contains the single "Sister Scarecrow" b/w "Murder", with two additional tracks (including an evocatively visceral rendition of Leonard Cohen's "I'm Your Man") available as a free digital download with purchase of the record. (listen here)
The title track, “Sister Scarecrow,” floats along over beautifully orchestrated arpeggios as Zoe laments a love gone awry within its cleverly poetic lyrics. “Murder” plays like an elegy to death, its lyrics ominously portraying ravens as impending doom while Zoe’s ethereal vocals only further serve to cement the depth of her ruminations.
It was 2009 when Zoe decided to release an album of songs on her own. She recorded with her friend and producer, Cesar Alvarez, in Brooklyn, NY. Thus, “Artichoke Perfume”, was born. Two years later came her second born, “Darling Specimens”, produced by Shenandoah Davis in Seattle, WA. She now makes her way around the world, stopping in towns and cities, to play shows. One of her favorite places to play is New Folsom Prison partly because it makes her feel like Johnny Cash. Her next album will be a collaboration with inmates there and benefit arts in prisons.
Zoe resides in Oakland, California and dreams of one day moving to New Orleans or rural southern France. She has an affinity for mason jars, rusted metal, Dolly Parton, sea creatures, botanical drawings, dilapidated barns, chocolate, avocados, broken hearts, port wine, and the open road. She wants to own a farm someday.