Boomkat Product Review:
Seamstress In A Suitcase is the debut album by Pittsburgh's Jason Bacasa, a songwriter who's been known to fill support slots for Joanna Newsom, Cat Power and Devendra Banhart, all artists with whom Bacasa's quirky Americana has some common ground. As lo-fi as the recording aesthetic may be, the layers of instrumentation flesh out the recordings in a far from shambolic fashion, revealing a complex, nicely crafted set of arrangements. On 'Surgeon', the singing is oddly unintelligible - plenty loud enough, but the slurred delivery is multitracked into a mesmerising Bon Iver-like polyphonic wail. Also worthy of note: fans of earthy, warm electronics will be pleased to find that Aaron Martin and Part Timer's John McCaffrey both help out on the album, supplying additional instrumentation and electronic shenanigans. Lovely.