Monday, October 20, 2008

Artist of the Week

Starting today, I'll be telling ya'll who kicks ass and why you should listen to them.

This week's pick is none other than the beautiful, Jenny Lewis. With her album Acid Tongue dropping a few weeks ago i haven't been able to get this angel's voice out of my head. Her voice just makes me melt everytime i hear it (and at 6' 4" it takes a lot to melt me). The instrumentation is very stripped down and minimalistic which forces you to consider her voice as an instrument onto itself, and oh what an instrument it is. With the edition of backing vocals on some songs (i.e. "Acid Tongue") her sound is even further enhanced. As if it couldn't get any better, her lyrics resonate with the biting realism and truth that everyone can relate to. 2006's Rabbit Fur Coat was a hard record to follow up on, but Jenny managed to knock it out of the park once again.


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