Burnside Album Details

The Battle of Land and Sea, The Battle of Land and Sea

The Battle of Land & Sea is a musical showcase for the songs and vocals of Sarah O'Shura, who can evoke a startling emotional power despite the gentleness of her instrument and the sparseness of her recordings. When O'Shura was 19, she moved to Los Angeles and began singing and playing guitar with a band called Rhodeislandmusic. After seven years she became interested in writing and singing her own songs, and over the course of a weekend in 2006 she recorded a handful of her own tunes, with one her bandmates, Joshua Canny, sitting in on electric guitar. O'Shura and Canny self-released an EP of their material to immediate critical acclaim, and when the group was selected as a MySpace featured artist, they quickly developed a devoted international fan following. This 2008 release is available once again.