Concrete Blonde frontwoman Johnette Napolitano has a 3-song solo EP entitled Naked. The EP is a preview of her forthcoming full-length solo album, tentatively set for release in September. Naked is, as the title suggests, a stripped down, acoustic set comprised solely of Johnette’s extraordinary voice and guitar.
The opening track “Here” is an unexpectedly simple and sincere love song.
“Memory Go” is a bit repetitive lyrically for my taste, but the vocal and melody are very effective in conveying a yearning to forget.
“Jazz on Vinyl” is not only the standout track on the EP, it may be my favorite song of the year. It’s a rich, gritty, substantial ballad. A real love song for a real love, drenched in tequila and classic blues.
We “introduced” readers to Genevieve as part of Muruch’s Surfacing series in January and we’re excited to announce the upcoming release of the Company of Thieves frontwoman’s debut solo EP, Show Your Colors, on. Genevieve always sounds fabulous…
Former Shivaree singer Ambrosia Parsley’s debut solo album, Weeping Cherry, will finally be released in the U.S. via Barbés Records on April 28th. You can hear “Skin & Bones” at EW and “Make Me Laugh” at Bullett.