After the release of her debut album, Sun & Mirror, Kaela Sinclair's quick arrival onto the scene led to local and regional press and radio play, as well as a fan base that is growing as eagerly as Sinclair herself. In collaboration with acclaimed producer and drummer, McKenzie Smith (Midlake, Regina Spektor, St. Vincent), the 23 year old from Denton, TX has showcased her compositional skill, lush vocals, and intelligent lyrics.
The album, recorded at Redwood Studios in Denton, TX, features an all-star team of DFW musicians including: Buffi Jacobs (Polyphonic Spree), Daniel Hart (Broken Social Scene, St. Vincent, Dark Rooms), Fiona Brice (Placebo, Kanye West), Joey McClellan (Midlake, The Fieros), Evan Jacobs (Polyphonic Spree, Tack The Boy Disaster, Midlake) and Jesse Chandler (Midlake).
Sun & Mirror was named Best Local Album of 2013 by the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram and DFW.com. Sinclair was named one of the top 12 North Texas Artists to Watch in 2014 by The Dallas Observer. "Original Sin", the first single from 'Sun & Mirror' was one of Central Track's Top 50 Songs of 2013.
"Befitting the 23-year-old Sinclair's tenacious vision, Sun & Mirror exudes a startling ambition. Whatever comes next for Sinclair, one thing is certain: there will be no half measures. Her debut is one of the best albums to emerge from North Texas so far this year." - Ft. Worth Star Telegram
"Nothing else released by a North Texas artist this year sounded quite like Kaela Sinclair's debut LP. The Denton-based singer-songwriter brought not only well-written songs, but a clarity of vision and a sonic ambition that reached out of the speakers and refused to let go. Such an assured first showing sets a high bar, but there's little doubt Sinclair will clear it." - DFW.com
"Though this marks the debut for Denton newcomer Kaela Sinclair, it's got all the ingredients to help the 23-year-old become the Little D's next big thing." - Central Track
"Dentons Kaela Sinclair possesses a honeyed voice akin to those of Regina Spektor and Sarah Jaffe.Original Sin, with its lyrical longing and moody minor chords, is a worthy leadoff single for Sun & Mirror." - Pop Culture Blog, Dallas News
Theres no doubt about it - one of the most striking new talents I've heard thus far this year is Denton singer-songwriter Kaela Sinclair. Sun and Mirror is a lush, richly textured piece of work brimming with ambition and suffused with a dark beauty. In short, one of the best albums to emerge from the DFW area thus far in 2013.
"Truly a magnificent production. A masterful use of instrumentals set the tone and mood of each song, complimenting Sinclairs expressive vocals. Each track is unique, and carries an important role in the overall experience. I was amazed at how much depth and diversity was packed into this album."
DFW: 102.1 The Edge (Adventure Club, Local Edge); KXT 91.7 (The Paul Slavens Show); KNTU 88.1, Deep Ellum Radio (deepellumradio.com); Denton Radio (dentonradio.com); The Music Enthusiast PodCast
TEXAS: Austin 91.7 KVRX; San Antonio 91.7 KRTU
NATL: WUML 91.5 FM (Lowell, MA); KZUU 90.7FM (Washington State University); WRSQ 1450 (Sarasota, FL); Crystal Radio Blue (Philadelphia, PA)
Kaela Sinclair has shared the stage with Ivan and Alyosha, The Falls, Whiskey Folk Ramblers, Boyce Avenue, Dark Rooms, Dirty Names, Ken Stringfellow, Bethan, Robert Gomez, Jessie Frye, The Fox and The Bird, Ruby Jane, Alex Wong, Joanna Barbera, The Winter Sound, Scott Mulvahill, Vita Brevis, Santiago Dietche and Nick Flora and has been a spotlighted performer at festivals including Kerrville Folk Festival, Denton Arts and Jazz, Grapevine Main Street Festival, Giving Hunger the Blues, and Sarasota Arts Festival.
To stream Sun & Mirror in full ---> kaelasinclair.bandcamp.com