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July Flame

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SECRET SOMEONE Laura Veirs

July Flame

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Laura Veirs
genre:
Folk

We gave it an A-

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-

Download This: Listen to the song July Flame at myspace.com

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