Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Ides - Crybaby

Ides is Alanna McArdle, who is in Joanna Gruesome and used to be in Evans The Death, thus carrying impeccable indiepop credentials as far as STN is concerned. Those credentials should be almost completely ignored, as this incarnation is McArdle lightly reverbed, a gently strummed guitar and the weight of the world on her shoulders, emotionally draining/drained and entrenched in deeply personal angst/anger, the sudden arrival of a heavily feeding back electric guitar to complement the strumming suggesting a very definite kinship with early Cat Power, simultaneously enigmatic and uncomfortably close and open. An EP, Songs About Love​/​Hate, is out on April 10th.

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