We first introduced you to neo-disco ensemble Escort two years ago as part of Muruch’s Surfacing series. Escort will release their sophomore album, Animal Nature, on October 30th and the first four singles are fabulous…
It’s been almost a decade since we introduced you to Casey Dienel as part of Muruch’s Surfacing series and 5 years since we announced her then new band White Hinterland. Since then, her sound has gone from quirky Vaudeville piano to somber indie-folk to the noisy party pop of White Hinterland’s new song “Chill & Natural.” I can’t say I like the new, radio friendly Casey as well as that eccentric singer-songwriter who once opened for The Dresden Doll. But I’ll take good pop over bad any day…
Muruch first introduced you to Romanian-born, Scotland-based singer-songwriter Lizabett Russo two years ago as part of our Surfacing series. Lizabett was one of our more memorable undiscovered artists and her new debut full-length, Running With the Wolves, more than lives up to the extraordinary potential we heard in those first three songs.
From the haunting opener “You May Go Further and Find Worse” through softer folk ballads like “Surrender” and more quirky delights like “Love Me No Matter What,” Running With the Wolves is a nonstop surprise and pleasure.
Lizabett’s supernatural voice is as multi-faceted and multi-genre as her intricately orchestrated music. She can cram the vocal styles of Sia, Melody Gardot, My Brightest Diamond, Regina Spektor and Joan Baez into a single note, particularly in the moody ballad “I’ve Been Waiting” and the gorgeous finale “River Bridge.” Not mention the mindblowingly wide range of songs she’s covered live.
Lizabett Russo’s debut album, Running With the Wolves, is an exquisite collection of some of the most beautiful and innovative songs ever recorded.
My Brightest Diamond donated her exquisite song “This is My Hand” to our Muruch.com for RAINN benefit album, which features a wide selection of old favorites and new, exclusive recordings. For just a $10 (or more) donation directly to RAINN through Muruch’s RAINN.org fundraising page, you get 25 mp3s and an illustrated PDF booklet of liner notes.
Along with My Brightest Diamond, the album features music and poetry by Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano, American Gods/Coraline author Neil Gaiman, Midlake, Flogging Molly, Poe, The Mynabirds, The Voice‘s Kat Robichaud, Amanda Palmer, Allison Crowe, Crystal Good, Kevin Kantor and many more.