Mariee Sioux – Gift for the End

Maybe it’s the changing of the seasons that’s making it unusually difficult for me to cozy up to the latest album by Northern California songwriter Mariee Sioux. Sioux’s music – a chimerical fusion of Native American mysticism and West Coast psychedelia – seems tailor-made for those times when people are at their most composed and the weather … [Read more...]

Linda Draper – Bridge and Tunnel

Singer-songwriter Linda Draper returns with her 3rd album for Planting Seeds Records, an understated, lyrics-centric, alt-folk confessional with clear, upfront vocals.  While Linda is not a powerhouse vocalist, she still acutely conveys her reflective, melancholic lyrics, ably accompanied by low-key, fluidly-picked acoustic guitar lines, solemn, … [Read more...]