Photo by Steven Alcala
With each release, Emily Wolfe keeps expanding her sound. The Austin native’s 2012 debut, Director’s Notes, was a sparse, largely-acoustic record, but the follow-ups have been anything but. Working with Spoon’s longtime producer Mike McCarthy, Wolfe’s pair of 2013 EPs amped up the sound, adding a full band to Wolfe’s strong songwriting. She sounds just as adept with the volume turned up, highlighting the sing-along tendencies of her songs. Now comes another EP (out tomorrow) called Roulette that covers a wide stylistic range. From the stomping glam-rock of “Swoon” to the jazzy, propulsive “Missionary Son,” Wolfe continues to push her own boundaries, especially in the live setting. Catch her at ACL Fest 2014, and download “Missionary Son” below.
*Sunday, Oct 12 – 11:15 a.m., Austin Ventures Stage