Watch the video of Sallie Ford and The Sound Outside perform the opening track of their debut album
aaamusic | On 17, Aug 2011
‘I Swear’ is the opening track from their debut album, Dirty Radio, being released on 10th October on Fargo (Deer Tick, Alina Diane, J Tillman, Andrew Bird etc).
With a clear, keening voice of rare power, Sallie Ford offers up 11 tracks of her uniquely soulful blend of rockabilly, pop, punk, and jazz, like the musical child of Buddy Holly and Ella Fitzgerald. Hailing from Asheville, NC, and now based in Portland, OR, Sallie Ford and The Sound Outside were voted Best New Band of 2010 by Willamette Week, which proclaimed “you simply can’t ignore this band.”
It was in Portland that Ford earned major fans in The Decemberists and was discovered by The Avett Brothers, who invited her on tour. “Her songs have that rare quality of somehow combining fun with emotional and artistic integrity,” Seth Avett raved, “Her voice is 100 percent her own, and she fills the room with it.”