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Voted one of the Freeform American Roots Chart’s best debut albums of 2014.

“The debut album by Brooklyn’s queer country dynamos Karen & the Sorrows is perfect for purists who like their twang with the torch-song grit of Dolly or Loretta rather than the pop-star polish of Miranda or Carrie. Their antique sound comes in equal measure from Elana Redfield’s haunting pedal steel work and from singer/songwriter Karen Pittelman’s unvarnished heartbreak.”—Bust Magazine, #6 on The Hotness List, August/September 2014

“I have said it many times before and will say it again. If I could liquify this album and mainline it I absolutely would. Karen’s gorgeous lyrics and soulful vocals give a slightly gothic tinge to heartbreak, but leave us with my favorite love song in the world, ‘Star.'”—Adobe and Teardrops

“Karen Pittelman leads the quartet in slow songs about heartbreak while Elana Redfield plays the pedal steel guitar to perfection.” Featured in “15 Country Albums for the Queer Woman’s Music Collection,” AfterEllen

“Some of the best alt-country being made. Twang-drenched drown-your-sorrows music about bad relationships, abandoned lovers and endless heartbreak. In other words, pure country.” Billings Gazette

“Traditional country music straight out of New York City. Their songwriting is personal and often dark, with widespread appeal. Her vocals balance between high lonesome and honky tonk, with top-notch playing.” Country Fried Rock

“They write loss and heartbreak, and goddamn are they good at it. The songs are quiet, but devastating, with a good mix of dirty electric guitar and absolutely haunting pedal steel.” Fuck Yeah! Queer Music

“Allusive, attractive but distantly menacing songs…Country keeps evolving, and Karen & the Sorrows are taking it to a place it’s never been before, a good and creepy one.””Allusive, attractive but distantly menacing songs…Country keeps evolving, and Karen & the Sorrows are taking it to a place it’s never been before, a good and creepy one.” New York Music Daily

“Soaring tributes to lost love and charming ballads.” No Depression

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