Died of Love (2009)
Recorded during the winter of 2008-2009, Died of Love reveals a darker side of Amy LaVere’s lovelorn balladry. The 5 song EP finds her weaving back and forth between driving folk rock and psychedelic-tinged dirges of desperation and loss. Two traditional songs as well as a tune from her last album receive dramatic new arrangements coursing with fresh energy. “Died of Love” also shows LaVere’s range of interpretation with an intoxicating cover from Tom Waits and a wild Michelle Shocked number that have become staples of her powerful live performances.