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Dawnbreaker by Daughter of Swords

Daughter of Swords


Release Date: Jun 28, 2019

Genre(s): Folk

Record label: Nonesuch


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Album Review: Dawnbreaker by Daughter of Swords

Very Good, Based on 1 Critic

Pitchfork - 73
Based on rating 7.3/10

The persistent pluck of guitar strings is the sound of all that's fleeting: Robert Johnson's desperate attempt to flag a ride in "Cross Road Blues," Bob Dylan's peripatetic lovers in "Tangled Up in Blue," Phoebe Bridgers' trek down "Scott Street. " The meandering strings call to mind a stumble towards or away from some urgent place, a march that mirrors the slap of two feet. Daughter of Swords's Dawnbreaker, the solo debut from Alexandra Sauser-Monnig--one of three singers in the North Carolina folk trio Mountain Man--is the latest album to chronicle these liminal blues, a 10-song homage to the betwixt and between of a relationship in its twilight.

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