Rachel Yamagata's new album "Elephants"

September 22, 2008

Singer-songwriter Rachel Yamagata is set to release her moody, breathy follow-up to her 2004 debut "Happenstance."

"Elephants/Teeth Sinking Into Heart" is set to release on October 7 and, according to an article from NY Daily News, is "a record in two parts" with "the change in the music from one mood to the other traces the arc of a flubbed romance. First, she addresses the hurt, then the rage."

The album is a departure from "Happenstance," which had many a track end up on the soundtracks of popular teen melodramas such as "One Tree Hill" and "The O.C."

Tour dates and ordering info can be found on her official website.


Sylvie Kim

contributing editor & blogger

Sylvie Kim is a contributing editor at Hyphen. She previously served as Hyphen's blog coeditor with erin Khue Ninh, film editor, and blog columnist.

She writes about gender, race, class and privilege in pop culture and media (fun fun fun!) at www.sylvie-kim.com and at SF Weekly's The Exhibitionist blog. Her work has also appeared on Racialicious and Salon.