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Sarah Hethcoat: I Got You

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Sarah HethcoatLos Angeles-based singer/songwriter Sarah Hethcoat has released her new EP “Nobody Likes a Bully” on October 27, 2008, produced by famed producer Dave Cobb (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Chris Cornell). The track “I Got You” is the pivotal song on the EP. There is a very personal story that goes with the song, excising demons so to speak, and musically it’s where the tone and direction of the entire EP came from. The song is the springboard for everything, musically and lyrically on the album.

Although it began as a vulnerable and painful ballad, she and Cobb flipped it entirely on its head and turned it into an empowering song where it’s not coming from the point of view of someone who feels like they are a helpless victim, but someone who has triumphed through the adversity and feels the vindication from letting go.

Musically, for the entire EP, producer Cobb looked to the 60s for the inspiration. Drums were covered in sheets, the way Ringo Starr used to do to give them that muted “handsy” sound. The sound channels influences from David Bowie to the Bee Gees to Phil Spector and The Ronnettes to Cream to even Lou Reed.

We’d like to thank our friend Mona for cuing us in to Sarah’s music and consistently tickling our musical nerve.  The 60s vibe and the empowering opening guitar on “I Got You” have kept us continuously coming back for several addictive shots of soulful musical gluttony… and that’s a good thing.   If interested in purchasing the new EP, it’s available at itunes , e-music, and amazon.

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