Last week I wrote about a trip my younger Sister and I took to the movies....well, she may not be a movie fan now, but I have to applaud her taste in music (usually, there's a little too much Mariah Carey for my taste)...
Thanks to my sister, I've been listening to the Canadian singer Neko Case. Her latest came out earlier this year, it's called Fox Confessor Brings The Flood. Case usually gets lumped into the "alt-country" genre, her voice sounds like it's coming from a Patsy Cline-era radio that has emerged from a time warp. Musically, it's country, jazz, gospel, blues, and a couple of others I can't pick out all blended together. (Why is it so hard to describe music?)
Case is also part of the Canadian supergroup The New Pornographers, who rocked Lollapalooza over the weekend. (Their CD of last year, Twin Cinema, was one of my favorites.) The Pornographers' sound will stay with you, it's more conventional indie-pop/rock, but expertly done. Check out Neko and the New Pornographers, and support your local independent music store.
(image - Pop Matters)