July Flame 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… July Flame 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… 2010-01-12 Laura Veirs Folk
Music Review

July Flame (2010)

SECRET SOMEONE Laura Veirs
SECRET SOMEONE Laura Veirs
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Jan 12, 2010; Lead Performance: Laura Veirs; Genre: Folk

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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Originally posted Jan 06, 2010 Published in issue #1085 Jan 15, 2010 Order article reprints
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