It’s been entirely too long since we heard from Fort Worth’s Mara Lee Miller, aka Bosque Brown. However, we recently received word that the new record she’s been working on for the past 15 months in Denton, entitled Baby, will be released in March via Burnt Toast Vinyl. Miller’s fragile, uniquely arresting voice — think Cat Power meets Joanna Newsom, only more consistently heartrending — recalls another era on this beautiful updated version of “Went Walking,” the first track to surface from the new record. Baby allegedly features lusher, more expansive instrumentation than anything we’ve heard from Bosque Brown in the past, but like everything Ms. Miller touches, this song retains a sort of haunting timeless quality that brings the chills every time:
Baby is out March 3, 2009 on Burnt Toast.