Tour name: SAMANTHA CRAIN @ THE RUBY LOUNGE
Kid Face, by Samantha Crain (out January 13, 2014 on Full Time Hobby), is a revelatory song cycle as expansive as the wide-open spaces of the 26-year-old artist’s native Oklahoma, and as intimate as a conspiratorial whisper. Recorded and mixed in just eight days in the San Francisco studio of producer John Vanderslice (the Mountain Goats, Spoon), this wildly original album stands as the definitive statement thus far from an uncommonly insightful, fearlessly honest young singer/songwriter.
Instantly accessible by way of the ecstatic melodic lifts embedded in each song, which enable Crain to explore the full range of her powerful but achingly vulnerable voice, Kid Face gradually reveals its depth and nuance over repeated listenings. Crisp, vivid images and liquid internal rhymes betray Crain’s painterly attention to texture and the minutest detail. No song overstays its welcome, as she exhibits a rarefied economy of expression, an open-ended willingness to leave certain things unsaid, to resist the urge to dissect the mysteries of life.
+ THE CORNELIUS CRANE
TICKETLINE: 0161 832 1111 / www.ticketline.co.uk
SEE TICKETS: 0870 264 3333 / www.seetickets.com
Price: £8 adv
More info: http://crd.fm/3lk