Shara and Fog

It was a night of moods, shadows, and fog. Lots of fog. Shara Worden, multi-instrumentalist and singer, better known by her band name, My Brightest Diamond, played The Crocodile in Seattle over the weekend. She’s touring in support of her latest record, “This Is My Hand” (Asthmatic Kitty, 2014). There’s a nice little sampler of her work on Noisetrade (100% free and legal). This is a tight three-piece touring band. There’s a vibe of performance art/art pop around her stage shows, with lots of dancing, but the sound is almost a pure dance-band sound: intellectual, sexy, and smart. It’s exciting to see an artist live with so much support from a stylish label like Asthmatic Kitty. All of her studio vinyl LPs are sumptuous affairs. Candy for the collector.