Sarah Bethe Nelson worked as a bartender in the San Francisco area for several years, gathering stories gleaned from nightly fights and makeout sessions.
Her first song from her debut, “Fast-Moving Clouds,” is reminiscent of that rich, laden landscape and a great breakup song.
“Paying” brings back that slow, ghostly sadcore sound a band like Red House Painters mastered in the 90s. Nelson also knows how to deftly make even her vocal melodies sound lonely, adding another layer of pensiveness.
Her debut, “Fast-Moving Clouds” is out March 10 on Burger Records.
FAST-MOVING CLOUDS TRACKLISTING
1. Start Somewhere
2. Impossible Love
3. Black Telephone
4. Snake Shake
6. Fast-Moving Clouds
7. Soft Eyes
9. Every Other Sunday
10. We’re Not Dead