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Sarah and the Safe Word release captivating new album ‘The Book of Broken Glass’

Sarah and the Safe Word Spring 2023
Photo by Edward Tumulty

Returning with their fourth studio album The Book of Broken Glass, marking their first new collection since 2020’s Good Gracious! Bad People, Sarah and the Safe Word are here to put on a show. Their cabaret-rock musings, a staple across their discography, culminate to create their finest masterpiece across the 13-track project.

The Book of Broken Glass opens with the theatrical “A Wake: Violet Makes Her Wish,” a short piano ballad that sets the tone of the album before leading into the blistering, anthemic “Ruby Off The Rails.” Across the record, lead vocalist Sarah Rose’s intoxicating growl and prowess act in full force. The record features previously released singles including “Sky On Fire” and “Old Lace.”

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The album also showcases several collaborations including with Dog Park Dissidents on “…But Tonight We Dance!,” a surprise rap verse on “All The Rage” from Jamee Cornelia, and legendary act Chumbawamba, who the band has referenced as their “sister band,” on the anthemic “Soldiers of Rock N Roll.” Listen to Sarah and the Safe Word’s The Book of Broken Glass below.

The band are currently on tour with Shayfer James for the “Shipwreck Tour” across North America. You can check out their tour routing below and get tickets here.

“Shipwreck” Tour Dates:

  • April 8—Des Moines, IA @ Lefty’s Live Music
  • April 9—Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
  • April 11—Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
  • April 14—Portland, OR @ Mano Oculta
  • April 15—Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
  • April 18—Hollywood, CA @ Peppermint Club
  • April 19—Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
  • April 21—Austin, TX @ Come & Take It Live
  • April 22—Fort Worth, TX @ The Post at River East
  • April 23—Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
  • April 25—New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
  • April 26—Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
  • April 27—Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
  • April 28—Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java
  • April 29—Millerville, PA @ Phantom Power
  • April 30—Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall

UK Tour Dates:

  • July 7—London, UK @ The Black Heart
  • July 14—Manchester, UK @ Castle Hotel
  • July 15—Glasgow, UK @ The Hug & Pint
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