CARMEL LIBURDI: Insomnia Slumber Party: CD-R

Carmel Liburdi is a singer/songwriter whose music mostly involves her own clear, lovely voice accompanied by an acoustic guitar or the occasional ukulele. The songwriting is clever and narratively impressive; the songs are catchy and pleasant. Liburdi’s music does border on the saccharine, though, particularly on a track involving an extended metaphor about fruits and vegetables and what sounds like a kazoo solo. Like a cleaned-up Kimya Dawson or a DIY Colbie Caillat or something. –Lyle (Self-released, carmelliburdi.bandcamp.com)