"The emotional spectrum Curtin covers over
the course of nine songs makes it impossible
to pigeonhole Or So It Seemed as any particular
kind of record. At times it’s angry and at times
it’s anxious, but it’s also content and hopeful.
It’s a full portrait of a human being: nuanced,
complex, and contradictory. "
AXS - "Music fans who want to discover a truly independent
artist should take a look at Sara Curtin's video for "Wellish
Home," and enjoy the work of a performer who is delivering
great music without any of the noise."
Medium - "...while most artists tackling the issues make sure
you know they’re tackling the issues from beginning to end,
Curtin’s approach musically and lyrically takes you away from
the front lines, so to speak, allowing the listener to reflect in a
AudioFemme - "Sara Curtin’s music is pretty darn dreamy.
Her voice creates a tapestry of delicate sound. Half of
Washington D.C.’s The Sweater Set, Curtin’s solo effort takes
that precious quality and gives it a little edge."
The Deli Magazine - "...lovely, hypnotic voice that'll certainly entrance you into exploring more of her music... Her latest album, Michigan Lilium, is a masterpiece of smart lyrics and alluring music and was recorded in her very own home studio."
Glide Magazine - "Visionary singer-songwriter"
PopMatters.com - "Sweet Dreams" official music video PREMIER
"...new video for the haunting dreampop track 'Sweet Dreams', which in a neat twist, involves baking a cake. If there’s one thing indie rock needs, it’s more cake."
CMJ.com - "V D A Y" TRACK PREMIER
"...romantic groove, gossamer weight of the melody, and libidinous lyrical invitations..."
AMERICAN SONGWRITER - Daily Discovery - "Summer"
AudioFemme - ("Careless" Track Premier)
"It's smart, yet delicious, like a kale smoothie as yummy as a milkshake."
Brightest Young Things - "One of D.C.'s finest"
Live Video of "Careless" was chosen as one of WAMU Bandwidth's "Best D.C. Submissions to NPR's Tiny Desk Contest"
Washington City Paper Art's Desk features Sara's live video "CARELESS" as one of the Tiny Desk Contest entries "worth watching". (article here)
"Careless" featured on the TONY KORNHEISER SHOW
Episode: "Bye bye Bao Boa"
February 21, 2017
"Michigan Lilium" spent 3 weeks on the
CMJ Top 200
What people said about the "SUMMER" music video:
WAMU 88.5 BANDWIDTH: "Summer,”...is a slow and sultry guitar-driven ballad that shares more with Sade or Sharon Van Etten than D.C.’s long folk tradition."
BRIGHTEST YOUNG THINGS: "One of D.C.'s finest."
WASHINGTON CITY PAPER: Arts Desk