Molly Burch

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Bio

Molly Burch was exposed to the arts at an early age. Growing up in Los Angeles with a writer/producer father and a casting director mother, Burch’s childhood was filled with old Hollywood musicals and the sounds of Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone. After finding her voice in adolescence, Burch packed up for the University of North Carolina in Asheville to study Jazz Vocal Performance. 

“I was always really interested in singing before songwriting. I didn’t always have the confidence to write,” Molly says, “Initially it was more about finding the right songs to complement my voice.” And that voice is the first thing you’ll notice on Burch’s debut album, Please Be Mine. It’s smoky, with an incredible range, effortlessly evocative of her early influences. It was in Asheville where Burch would meet guitarist Dailey Toliver, who plays on her debut, and who inspired much of its music.

Searching for a bigger pond, Burch moved to Austin, Texas in an effort to stand on her own two feet. There, Burch began to write her own music in earnest, with the lovelorn Everly Brothers and Sam Cooke as her songwriting guides. Joined by Toliver in Austin a year later, the two connected with Dan Duszynski of Cross Record, and they recorded all the songs on Please Be Mine at his idyllic studio in Dripping Springs, Texas. Motivated by the hourly rate, Burch and her band recorded all the basic tracks and vocals live in one room and in one day, with minimal overdubs for keys and back-up vocals happening a day later. A difficult task for any talented musician, it becomes more mind-blowing when you hear her belt it on tracks like “Downhearted” and “I Love You Still.”

We’re all lucky Molly started writing music simply to complement her voice, as we’ve discovered a great new American songwriter in the process. Captured Tracks is proud to present this debut album of ten beautiful, wistful love songs of loss, loneliness and reconnecting.

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Selected press

Molly Burch’s trademark anachronistic sensibility doesn’t betray the relevance of her finely crafted songwriting. While she’s often touted as a descendant of Patsy Cline or Billie Holiday, she has more direct ties as a contemporary of Angel Olsen and Sharon Van Etten…it sure is dazzling in its expression. – Stereogum

Molly Burch, re-inventing rock’n’roll for 2017. – The Telegraph

Burch’s breathy words float into a parallel universe as she sings over ’60s Laurel Canyon-inspired folk melodies…Her smoky vocals soar over shimmering guitar riffs, as a wordless, cleansing coo, that closes out the song expels all her lovelorn thoughts. – Pitchfork

Dates

Date City Venue Country
06/09/17 Oslo (NO) Cafe Mono Norway
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07/09/17 Bergen (NO) Perfect Sounds Forever Norway
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09/09/17 Lund (SE) Mejeriet Sweden
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10/09/17 Goeteborg (SE) Pustervik Sweden
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11/09/17 Copenhagen (DK) Vega Denmark
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12/09/17 Aarhus (DK) TAPE Denmark
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13/09/17 Berlin (DE) Kantine am Berghain Germany
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14/09/17 Schorndorf Eclat Germany
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15/09/17 Freiburg (DE) Swamp Germany
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16/09/17 Sant-Amans-Des-Côts Heart of Glass, Heart of Gold Festival France
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18/09/17 Barcelona BeGood Spain
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19/09/17 Zaragoza La Lata de Bombillas Spain
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20/09/17 Oviedo (ES) Lata de Zinc Spain
21/09/17 Madrid (ES) Teatro del Arte Spain
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22/09/17 Ourense El Torgal Spain
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23/09/17 Coimbra Lugar Comum Portugal
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24/09/17 Lisbon TBA Portugal
26/09/17 Lyon Le Groom France
27/09/17 Limoges (FR) Le Phare France
28/09/17 Luxembourg Café Konrad Luxembourg
29/09/17 Dunkerque (FR) 4Ecluses France
We Will Folk You Festival

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