Since the early 2000's, Sydney-based performing songwriter Sally Seltmann has released music under the moniker of New Buffalo before reclaiming her own name for 2010's Heart That's Pounding, an album that garnered her a nomination for an ARIA and the Australia Music Prize. But she's still best known stateside as the co-writer "1-2-3-4," a song originally titled "Sally's Song" and iPod fueled hit for Arts & Crafts labelmate Feist. Seltmann's own recordings have tended to lean towards breezy, inticately constructed melodic pop -- with what we've called "an ambitious and unabashedly sunny charm" -- and a style that has given her short shrift from the hipster indie press looking for the edgy and angsty. Seltmann's as-yet-untitled February album likely won't change that perception. But aficionado of lush, orchestrated and theatrical alt-pop will find much to love in tracks like lead single "Billy" -- with a wonderfully wacky video -- and "Needle In The Hay" where chiming choruses meet what sounds like an angel playing a pedal steel. Click through to watch "Billy" and stream "Needle."
Sally Seltmann - "Billy"
Sally Seltmann - "Needle In The Hay"