Opening act of the week: Basia Bulat
Tue May 20 2008
Just when you thought you had enough "Darling" singer-songwriters to like, along comes Canadian Basia Bulat. Her recent debut, Oh, My Darling, is brimming with subtle string picking and orchestral swells, due in part to her own multi-instrumental abilities. Her sun-dried croon is folksy enough for a campfire but still comes off a shade less earnest than say, Sufjan Stevens (thank God).
She opens for DeVotchKa (of Little Miss Sunshine fame) tonight, but since Bulat's buddy-buddy with the Arcade Fire folks, she'll be filling up arenas with crying college kids any minute now.
Download her song "In the Night" here.