SARAH SHANNON: Self-titled: CD

Hey, isn’t this the singer from Velocity Girl? I’m not really sure how this CD made it’s little way into the Razorcake review pile. This is a little different from what I’m used to seeing, which I guess is why Todd and Sean gave it to me. It’s a little jazzy, but not in a Miles Davis sort of way. More so in that late seventies, early eighties Wurlitzer-and-Hammond-organ type of way. She also uses a tambourine on a few songs which adds a little pizzazz here and there. Some of the faster songs even remind me of the Strokes a little bit. It has a little bit of a retro feel to it, but without trying to sound retro. Sarah has a great voice which makes this CD so easy to listen to. I’d like to hear her put out a CD of all faster songs. Some of the slower stuff is a little too Coldplay for me. I could see her maybe opening up for Papas Fritas at Spaceland, or something close to that. I’m a sucker for a Wurlitzer. I can’t help it. I’m a dork that way.

 –Harmonee (Casa Recordings Co.)