About Guaranteed Broken Heart

“Like Gram Parsons, Pittelman peels away the superficiality that much of country music has embraced and looks deep into its soul, its history, and its stories and makes it all her own….You do not want to miss this album.”—No Depression

“Buoyed by Pittelman’s dramatic, expressive voice, Guaranteed Broken Heart is rich with the textures of classic twang and writing that will resonate with anyone who needs a little glue to put the pieces of their own ticker back together. “—AV Club

“Truly beautiful songs that take both lyrical and sonic influence from country music’s most shimmering compositions”—The Boot

“Many songs have solemn fiddle intros from the big Nineties ballads, along with the requisite polish, but there’s still plenty of grit from stinging electric guitar and the messiness of heartbreak. In another way, Pittelman captures peak Nineties country with clever lyricism, as on the shame-on-me saga ‘Third Time’s the Charm.'”—Rolling Stone

“Karen & the Sorrows tug on the heartstrings in emotional Guaranteed Broken Heart.”—Billboard

Guaranteed Broken Heart combines heartache and stunning musicianship to give us one of the best albums of the year”—Americana Highways

“With the Americana scene exploding with new bands and voices, Karen & the Sorrows’ certainly are aimed for their own Alabama Shakes breakthrough.”—Glide Magazine

“With all the accouterments of country music, the New York outfit breaks our hearts bar-by-bar, line by line in this song.”—PopMatters

About The Narrow Place

“Exactly what country music needs right now”—Noisey

“Seventies-era folk rock, accented by generous amounts of pedal steel and a steady social conscience. For fans of the idea of Dolly Parton fronting Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers.”—10 New Country Artists You Need to Know, Rolling Stone Country

“Pedal steel-driven, rootsy songs that recall Harvest-era Neil Young to explore a variety of unorthodox subjects”
Bandcamp Daily

“A trim record, with the right amount of sputter and splat in Johnson’s drums…gluey, unnervingly effective globs of Redfield’s pedal steel, occasional jolts from a fiddle and handsome female-male harmonies…’Can’t Miss What You Never Had,’ an early highlight, upshifts into a soft, jabbing hook that could have come out in the second half of the 1990s on a Vince Gill record.”

“Lonesome, twangy, and infectious”
Yahoo Music

“A twangy tale of lost love, paying homage to classic country with gentle pedal steel and lush vocal harmonies”
American Songwriter

“Haunting pedal steel work and unvarnished heartbreak”
Bust Magazine

“If I could liquify this album and mainline it, I absolutely would. Gorgeous lyrics and soulful vocals.”
Adobe & Teardrops

“Music that touches the heart and soul”
The Daily Country