Knew hee-haw about Keren Ann before buying the eponymous album.
It turns out to have been her 5th album. It has shades of The Velvet Underground running through it, especially on Lay Your Head Down. It also reminds me of Mazzy Star in parts. Her vocal delivery is very soft and at times nearly spoken but it has an incredibly sexy feel to it.
It is one of those albums to put on when the wind is howling and the rain is lashing down outside ( about 3oo or so days of the year round these parts) but you are happily ensconced on the sofa with a good bottle of red wine and by the time you get to the fourth track I guarantee that you will be filled with a warm glow which the wine will only be partly responsible for.
Keren Ann – It’s All A Lie
Keren Ann – Lay Your Head Down