Jolie Holland’s new album, Wine Dark Sea (out May 19) has been receiving some of the highest praise of her career with scribes from both sides of the Atlantic loving the album’s raw delivery and timeless song craft. This is truly a side of Jolie Holland that you’ve never heard before.
In a 9/10 review in the UK’s Uncut magazine, they call it, “…the most uninhibited and visceral album of her career” while Magnet also gave the album 9/10 raving, “…this album is magnificent” and Aquarium Drunkard described it as “…noir, lived in, caustic, not entirely of this time”. On a recent episode of NPR’s All Songs Considered podcast, Robin Hilton stated that Jolie “…takes her sound and turns it upside down…. All I can say is strap youselves in.”
Now NPR are streaming her new record in full on their First Listen.