I found this album sorta cloying and overwrought and I hated the one song that was obviously meant for people who were interested in the Dan Auerbach connection. She has a big NYT Mag feature this weekend.
― maura, Friday, 23 August 2013 16:04 (nine years ago) link
saw her this weekend in Toronto. Really enjoyed the show. The tone in her voice is unusual, somewhere between Iris Dement and (maybe?) Malian singers like Khaira Arby? Bits of Jessie Mae Hemphill, too. I wish she'd played with a band, but solo was good, too. Sure silenced the room. Banjo. guitar and ukelele were all played. She ended off by wandering through the crowd singing "Goodnight Irene" with a tambourine.
― pauls00, Sunday, 20 October 2013 22:17 (eight years ago) link
heard "long lonely road" on the radio last night, i was impressed, this feels true which is unfortunate-->
there is definitely something a little Paste/dadrock/oldmanhat about the way she is being packaged and marketed,
― marcos, Wednesday, 19 July 2017 14:09 (five years ago) link
Gilles peterson played some of her new album. Made me think I should've investigated her music year ago.
― candyman, Friday, 26 March 2021 16:37 (one year ago) link
― candyman, Friday, 26 March 2021 16:40 (one year ago) link
hey this is pretty good!
I definitely hear the Smithsonian Anthology influence
striking cover of "Pink Moon" here
― bad milk blood robot (sleeve), Thursday, 27 January 2022 02:17 (seven months ago) link
another killer show tonight in Eugene, the 2nd time this year I've seen her rock the fuck out to a sold out venue.
I think the reason she gets radio silence on ILM is because it's too "authentic" and/or "rootsy" or what the fuck ever, there's maybe some chatter on the rolling country thread but imho that pigeonhole does a disservice to an artist who covers Mazzy Star and frequently plays loud electric guitar in a 5-piece band
― thinkmanship (sleeve), Friday, 5 August 2022 05:28 (one month ago) link
Yeah, her cosmic Americana is deftly directed on 2021 alb:https://valeriejune.bandcamp.com/album/the-moon-and-stars-prescriptions-for-dreamersUnder Cover out Aug. 26, covers range from Joe South to Frank Ocean to Gillian Welch to Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (for instance), couple of advance tracks here:https://valeriejune.bandcamp.com/album/under-cover-ep
― dow, Friday, 5 August 2022 18:27 (one month ago) link