Release Date: Apr 11, 2011
Record label: Sonic Cathedral
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
If musicians were given prizes for having the most fascinating background, Sarabeth Tucek would surely be a front runner to scoop the jackpot. Born in Miami, her parents specialising in psychiatry and psychology respectively, her nomadic existence has taken her from New York (where she spent the majority of her adolescence) to Los Angeles via Hollywood and currently the Pennsylvania region of America where Get Well Soon was recorded. Add an impressive list of musical collaborations - notably Bill Callahan and The Brian Jonestown Massacre - and it's easy to see why this actress turned singer/songwriter can boast a CV to rival many of her contemporaries both past and present.
The expression of the title is the type of thing that is both a common formality and, in context, potentially very heartfelt. It's a good summary for the work of Sarabeth Tucek, who here continues her music building on -- but by no means limited to -- a bed of haunted, low-key acoustic guitar and singing, at once a familiar approach and given a particular cast thanks to Tucek's own particular touches. There's often a lush feeling on her songs, for all the melancholy; on "The Doctor," the delicate, swift lead melody aims for the skies rather than being crushed under rain clouds.
US singer’s tragedy-tainted second album could prove to be a timeless wonder. Ian Wade 2011 Miami-born and New York-bred, Sarabeth Tucek has come some way along the road of indie dues-paying, having sung back-ups on Smog’s album Supper and appeared in notorious rock-doc DiG!. And it looked like she could cross over into a relative state of superstardom when she released her eponymous debut album in 2007, especially when a certain Bob Dylan popped up to express his admiration of the singer.