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Artist: CHADWICK, SARAH MARY
Title: This Fits/This is Familiar
Format: 7"
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $10.00
“One of the most played albums in the IDDB office of 2015 was Sarah Mary Chadwicks 9 Classic Tracks (Siltbreeze). On this 7" the Melbourne-based artist gives us two tracks from the same session as the new album Roses Always Die which was recently released on Rice Is Nice. Two tracks of just guitar and vocals, stripped down to the bare minimum and driven by an austere ambience. As always, 200 copies, black vinyl, white cardboard sleeve with postcard attached, stamped white labels, insert. Plays at 45rpm.” - I Dischi Del Barone.

Artist: CHADWICK, SARAH MARY
Title: Roses Always Die
Format: LP
Label: Rice is Nice
Country: Australia
Price: $26.00
"Following three critically acclaimed solo albums, Sarah Mary Chadwicks Roses Always Die expands on the quiet intensity of her previous work, exploring memory, grief and personal analysis. Her unflinching approach to songwriting introduces complex, often difficult subject matter as vivid as it is understated. An old immobile organ provides the only accompaniment to her voice, giving the album an eerie consistency that perfectly underpins the diverse, open-ended narratives that run through each song. The second album recorded with Geoffrey OConnor (Crayon Fields), it has a more organic sound than the wall of synths used on 9 Classic Tracks, with most songs comprised of just one voice and a live 70s Yamaha analogue organ -- a huge, heavy, double-tiered beast with built-in percussion beats and pedal bass -- recorded on site in the loungeroom at Sarahs house in Collingwood, Melbourne. Unembellished and at times brutally sparse, these songs are whittled down to their surprisingly hooky, heartbreaking, wry, bare-boned essentials." - Rice is Nice.

Artist: CHADWICK, SARAH MARY
Title: Sugar Still Melts In The Rain
Format: Cass
Label: Sinderlyn
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Multi-instrumentalist and visual artist Sarah Mary Chadwick is not a new face to Melbournes music community. After moving to Australia from her native New Zealand to pursue a career in music, Sarah spent a decade fronting the grunge band Batrider. Eventually becoming tired of the collaborative requirements intrinsic to band life, Sarah shifted her focus to songwriting independently, drawing inspiration from “weird old New Zealand musicians” like Peter Jefferies, Chris Knox, and Australias Pip Proud and the way they tinker away and work for decades for “little to no commercial success.” This inspiration is obvious in Sarahs performance as she simultaneously savors and mocks the pedestal that her creativity affords her, acknowledging that “its a position of power being on a microphone” and how “its a desperate demand to be seen. Its funny and really sad.” To listen to Sarahs music is to be a quiet observer to her thoughts on love, death and mental health. Sometimes this anguish bears itself in sullen, quiet moments, but more often torment manifests at the break of Sarahs voice as she sing-shouts painfully vulnerable, self-aware lyrics. This is all front and center on Chadwicks newest Sugar Still Melts In The Rain. From the albums moody (though by SMC standards, uplifting) first track Flow Over Me to its larger moments where Sarah cries raise your glass to my health and to everyone going away in the title track, the album is undeniably committed to the uncomplicated, relying solely on piano, keys, bass and percussion. Learning that Sarahs songwriting is thoroughly autobiographical is perhaps more unnerving than her artistic process of watching sexually charged movies to inspire her pornographic art. She drinks, she watches porn, she draws and she writes. When the blur of the evening fades, what remains is a colorful orgy on the page and Sarahs recollections immortalized in ‘Wind Wool, “oh no Im losing memory, did we just piss away time? And does it matter anyway, Ill die, you died, we die…”. To Sarah Mary Chadwick, all tragedy is comedy. Sugar Still Melts In The Rain marks her first release for her new label Sinderlyn (home to Homeshake, Jaye Bartell and Tim Cohen). Having already released three solo records on Bedroom Suck, Siltbreeze and Rice Is Nice, this album is her 4th solo work. It was recorded and mixed by friend, musician and filmmaker Geoffrey OConnor in Vanity Lair and Phaedra Studios in Melbourne. The album came together so quickly partly as a result of the duos commitment to efficiency and partly due to Sarahs lack of attachment to the idea of “the perfect vocal take.” She knows she isnt a virtuoso; tongue firmly in check, she is quick to reference those limitations mockingly. Yet, its within those boundaries that she thrives, disinterested in the perfect take in lieu of her best take – unique, somber and raw." - Sinderlyn.

Artist: CHADWICK, SARAH MARY
Title: Sugar Still Melts In The Rain (Special Edition)
Format: LP
Label: Sinderlyn
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Special Edition version includes an erotic Art Print by Sarah Mary Chadwick. Limited to 150 COPIES. Multi-instrumentalist and visual artist Sarah Mary Chadwick is not a new face to Melbournes music community. After moving to Australia from her native New Zealand to pursue a career in music, Sarah spent a decade fronting the grunge band Batrider. Eventually becoming tired of the collaborative requirements intrinsic to band life, Sarah shifted her focus to songwriting independently, drawing inspiration from “weird old New Zealand musicians” like Peter Jefferies, Chris Knox, and Australias Pip Proud and the way they tinker away and work for decades for “little to no commercial success.” This inspiration is obvious in Sarahs performance as she simultaneously savors and mocks the pedestal that her creativity affords her, acknowledging that “its a position of power being on a microphone” and how “its a desperate demand to be seen. Its funny and really sad.” To listen to Sarahs music is to be a quiet observer to her thoughts on love, death and mental health. Sometimes this anguish bears itself in sullen, quiet moments, but more often torment manifests at the break of Sarahs voice as she sing-shouts painfully vulnerable, self-aware lyrics. This is all front and center on Chadwicks newest Sugar Still Melts In The Rain. From the albums moody (though by SMC standards, uplifting) first track Flow Over Me to its larger moments where Sarah cries raise your glass to my health and to everyone going away in the title track, the album is undeniably committed to the uncomplicated, relying solely on piano, keys, bass and percussion. Learning that Sarahs songwriting is thoroughly autobiographical is perhaps more unnerving than her artistic process of watching sexually charged movies to inspire her pornographic art. She drinks, she watches porn, she draws and she writes. When the blur of the evening fades, what remains is a colorful orgy on the page and Sarahs recollections immortalized in ‘Wind Wool, “oh no Im losing memory, did we just piss away time? And does it matter anyway, Ill die, you died, we die…”. To Sarah Mary Chadwick, all tragedy is comedy. Sugar Still Melts In The Rain marks her first release for her new label Sinderlyn (home to Homeshake, Jaye Bartell and Tim Cohen). Having already released three solo records on Bedroom Suck, Siltbreeze and Rice Is Nice, this album is her 4th solo work. It was recorded and mixed by friend, musician and filmmaker Geoffrey OConnor in Vanity Lair and Phaedra Studios in Melbourne. The album came together so quickly partly as a result of the duos commitment to efficiency and partly due to Sarahs lack of attachment to the idea of “the perfect vocal take.” She knows she isnt a virtuoso; tongue firmly in check, she is quick to reference those limitations mockingly. Yet, its within those boundaries that she thrives, disinterested in the perfect take in lieu of her best take – unique, somber and raw." - Sinderlyn.

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