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MPress Records and Rachael Sage Announce Release of First Acoustic EP

Rachael Sage Available on July 18th via iTunes, "Haunted By You Acoustic EP"

New York, NY: MPress Records will release label founder and singer-songwriter Rachael Sage's first official acoustic release, “Haunted By You Acoustic EP” on July 18th, 2012 via iTunes. Featuring material from her recent 10th album “Haunted By You”, the acoustic EP marks another first for the acclaimed artist during the milestone year of her 10th release. The collection of guitar-based originals, supported by members of Sage's touring band The Sequins, includes guest appearances by Dar Williams, Katie Costello and Grammy ® nominee Seth Glier. (MPress will also commemorate this benchmark album with its first vinyl release slated for Fall 2012.)

The collection included on the acoustic EP merges the classic pop sensibilities of Sarah McLachlan with the sweeping dynamics of Glen Hansard. Sage’s poetic lyrics shine in this stripped-down setting, while cellist Dave Eggar (Elvis Costello, Coldplay) and percussionist Quinn (Tracy Chapman) add just the right amount of accompaniment to her crystalline vocal performances.

Coming off of a four-month tour with many of her shows being solo or accompanied by a single cellist, Sage reveals that she “really wanted to approach this material in more minimalist way…where the focus is entirely on the songwriting within the intimacy of acoustic arrangements.”

An award-winning producer who typically layers dozens of tracks in the studio, Sage is hopeful that those who already have the original “Haunted By You” album will enjoy hearing this material in such a fresh context. New listeners, who tend more toward a folkier, minimalist sound such as Lisa Hannigan or Indigo Girls, will especially enjoy these spare soulful performances.

  • "Sage has matured into an excellent songwriter with insight into the human condition that avoids cliche' and has a unique voice." - WXPN
  • "'Haunted By You' marks a leap forward in both musical elegance and emotional power." - iTunes Editorial
  • "...lush pop gems tinged with an ironic sense of humor and embellished by the work of some of the best studio musicians working today." - Barnes & Noble

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