Swoony Californian dreamscapes in the vein of Mazzy Star
The duo of singer-songwriter Anna-Lynn Williams and guitarist-producer Matt Brown create lovely narcotic hymns to hope misplaced and opportunities lost that at times recall the lazy, hazy soundscapes of the Cowboy Junkies. But there’s also a definite shoegazing affinity, and fans of Liz Fraser and Hope Sandoval will love Williams’ dreamy voice. It quietly passes you by at first, but persist and it will suck you in, enveloping you like a blanket of snow. The mysteriously hushed version of Ride’s “Vapour Trail” has to be heard to be believed.