We’re excited to stream the sophomore album of Canadian singer/songwriter Tessa Kautzman. Originally from the city of Saskatoon in central Saskatchewan, Kautzman is armed with an acoustic guitar and her impressively effortless vocals. Kautzman’s music contains plenty of elements such as fuzzed-out alt-country and lo-fi shoegaze folk.

Kautzman manages to evade the clichés of the singer/songwriter genre despite keeping elements such as the plaintive strumming of a lonely acoustic or vocals that are forcefully and heartrendingly aching. Although drawing from a multitude of influences to create her own sound and atmosphere, Kautzman’s music has been said to flow in a similar vein as that of Feist, Sharon Van Etten and Neko Case.

Pragmatically naming her sophomore album after the things that decorate the wall in her Montreal rehearsal room, Kautzman has combined her experiences living in every corner of Canada with the comfortable style she introduced on her debut, 2009’s Always Going Home, to create a more mature and polished signature sound. 2011’s Shredded Eagle, Sad Tambourine is an ode to the balance between the good and the bad, the impermanence of anything real, and the necessity of embracing both love and suffering.

Album Tracklisting
  1. Worlds Apart
  2. Optimistic
  3. Can’t remember the last time
  4. I will
  5. Never Feel the Cold (free)
  6. In My Mind
  7. Spell
  8. The Next Day’s Fight
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