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July Flame

July FlameWere you the first to tell your friends about Neko Case's Middle Cyclone in 2009? Female-singer-songwriter fan, your work is not yet done! The...July FlameFolkWere you the first to tell your friends about Neko Case's Middle Cyclone in 2009? Female-singer-songwriter fan, your work is not yet done! The...2010-01-07
SECRET SOMEONE Laura Veirs

SECRET SOMEONE Laura Veirs

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July Flame

Genre: Folk; Lead Performer: Laura Veirs

Were you the first to tell your friends about Neko Case’s Middle Cyclone in 2009? Female-singer-songwriter fan, your work is not yet done! The extraordinary Laura Veirs — a punk rocker?turned-underrated pop folkie — should inspire fits of similar evangelistic passion. Always in touch with the natural world, Veirs’ new album July Flame sends us on hikes through dreamy landscapes evoked by her uniquely tangy voice, casting minimal instrumentation in glistening arrangements to captivate the melancholy imagination. If sofa-size paintings of the Pacific Northwest could sing, they’d sound like this. A-

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