Gin Wigmore is a 23-year-old New Zealander who already has a hit song ("Brother" by Smashproof, it was a hit in New Zealand anyways) and a successful EP (Extended Play) under her belt. The new album Holy Smoke hits the U.S. on March 10. You can learn more on her website and Myspace page.
"Lake Erie" - Boca Chica
From the EP Valentine
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You know how some music takes multiple listens to get? Or how some albums need a certain mood, or setting to be enjoyed? Some music needs a certain moment, or a mental concentration in order to slide in and be loved. Well, if there is an opposite to that, "Lake Erie" is it. That song felt like home the moment its plunking, strumming beauty moved from the speakers to my ears.
It's got a heartbroken, saddened quality to it that begs for rain, a warm fire and a good cup of coffee. It's a Starbucks song without all the annoying commercialism and schmucks. Hallie Pritts has a voice that is both familiar and wonderfully unique. It begins as beard folk with a feminine twist and ends exhausted with its own clanking, string induced beauty.