Check out this lovely article Elin Craig wrote about me for Budstikka, the local paper in my hometown Asker. You can read the full article here (in norwegian.) It talks about my recent record release, my experiences at Berklee and my life in New York City. They also give a little shootout to Siv & Maddie, mentioning our record “The Beggar & The Borrower, as well as our West Coast tour this past summer.
PS - it’s only $5 dollars, and we’re giving away both of the EP’s to everyone who comes.
Here’s a funny photo of us - to bring you laughs.
Hope to see you there!
Almost 800 downloads in less than a week! 😁 get yours at www.noisetrade.com/siv
I’m a New & Notable Artist this week over at @noisetrade. Go get your free download of my LP : www.noisetrade.com 👍
Thanks so so much to Alliz over at Omnisound for choosing Stay Away as her fall pick:
"Hearing a record months after recording strings and tracking in your own apartment is always a mind-boggling treasure for me. I just listened with fresh ears to Siv’s first EP and am totally unbowed by the power of her pure vocal illustration.
A cameo set in pearls of a dramatic symphonic landscape, the production also plays with Siv’s Scandinavian folk aesthetics of breadth, textures and light. Leading the listener to an epic close, Stay Away is the incredible climax of the work of art that she has inspired us be in.”
Wonderful words. Thank you Alliz. <3
I’m so happy to announce that my record “For Those I Used To Know” was released today, November 4th. The six-song LP is available through BandCamp, iTunes, Spotify, NoiseTrade, Amazon and CDBaby - to name a few.
1000 thank you’s to the people who helped make this record a reality:
Pran Bandi, Maddie Rice, Mike Bono, Christian Li, Aaron Liao, Niklas Østergaard, Lena Jonnson, Tutti Espi, Alliz Nicholas, Marta Roma, Naseem Alatrash, Dave Drago, Rafael Sanchez, Basti Reunert, Andrew Libenson, Wellspring Sound, Lise Kalland, Leonhard Jakobsen, Ellen By, The By-Raaum Family, Hazel and Kurt Xavier, Veronika Morscher and April Bender.
All songs written and produced by Siv Jakobsen
Mixed and engineered by Pran Bandi
Additional Production by Pran Bandi
Strings engineered by Tutti Espi
Assistant Engineer: Andrew Libenson
Recorded at Wellspring Sound in Acton, MA.
Mastered by Dave Drago at 1809 Studios
Voice: Siv Jakobsen
Acoustic Guitar: Maddie Rice, Mike Bono (1) and Siv Jakobsen (5)
Keys: Christian Li
Bass: Aaron Liao
Drums: Niklas Østergaard
All tracks arranged by the band and Sebastian Reunert (4)
Strings arranged by Maddie Rice (1,3) and Christian Li (4,6)
Violins: Tutti Espi, Lena Jonsson and Maddie Rice
Viola: Alliz Nicholas
Cello: Naseem Alatrash and Marta Roma
Photography and Design: Rafael Antonio at Practice Design.
C & P Siv Jakobsen 2013. All Rights Reserved.
Rafael Antonio over at Local Brew videoed me playing Caroline on a rooftop overlooking Manhattan, and this is the result. Hope you like it!
So so SO happy to announce that my EP will be out one week from today, on Monday November 4th. Check out the artwork - photography and design by the brilliant Rafael Antonio (Raf Sanchez) at Practice Design (www.rafaelantonio.com). ALSO - I’ve got a little live acoustic video of Caroline (a song off of the EP) coming at you TOMORROW.
Lots of love,