PAINTED ZEROS: Floriography: LP

Floriography is the recording project of Katie Lau, a songwriter, singer, and guitarist with an enviable vocal style somewhere in the ballpark occupied by Sinead O’Connor and Jolie Holland. Lau fronts an indie/pop/rock band—a three-piece live—whose music ranges from distorted (though not aggressive) alternative rock to lush, layered (but not over-produced) indie pop. All styles are executed in perfect balance to tell a story of heartache and heartbreak, a theme that runs throughout the entire album. Haunting, melancholic, and captivating.   –Chad Williams (Don Giovanni, dongiovannirecords.com)