May 28, 2018

Jessie Kilguss: The Fastness

Brooklyn singer Jessie Kilguss fell in love with Ireland and it shows on her new album The Fastness, on which she seeks sanctum as a repose during her travels and inner journeys. An air of mysticism and wonderment percolates through the songs, as she contemplates her place in her world.

Using the blues (Spain), catchy lo-fi rock (Strangers), power pop (Bridge The Divide) and country-tinged dream pop (Hell Creek) she breaks out of the mold of the typical singer-songwriter fare. Kilguss ties it all together with her jazzy phrasing and impressive register. Kilguss' fifth album is her best so far. The Fastness is like a favourite shirt, a perfect fit that is been around for years in your wardrobe and an item that you will wear for many years to come.

The Fastness is a self-released album. Buy it from her website.

  1. The Master
  2. Spain
  3. Strangers
  4. Dark Corners Of Your Mind
  5. New Start
  6. Hell Creek
  7. Rainy Night In Copenhagen
  8. Bridge The Divide
  9. What Is It You want From Me
  10. Edge Of Something

Live dates:
  • 05/30 New York, NY @ Singing with Gramercy Arms
  • 06/27 New York, NY @ Barbes - Bushwick Book Club/ The Tiger’s Wife/ Tea Obreht
  • 06/28 New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall - Record Release Show
  • 07/25 New York, NY @ Barbes - Bushwick Book Club/ The Red Hook/ Dean Haspiel


HCTF review of Devastate Me.

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