Tuesday, October 17, 2006

...but all will spoil with the lies I tell

Nina Nastasia writes sparse, affecting folk music, reminiscent of Cat Power, Hem or Gillian Welch. The arrangements are fairly minimalist (a few piano chords, a little bass or three-piece drum kit and the occasional bit of atmospherics), allowing Nastasia's songwriting to take center stage. There's enough going on here to set her apart from your average sad-chick-with-a-guitar. You're sure to be drawn to her pretty delivery, but the lyrics are what keep you coming back - bittersweet and affectingly pedestrian. Her album On Leaving is out on Fat Cat Records.

Nina Nastasia- Why Don't You Stay Home
from On Leaving

Nina Nastasia- Our Day Trip from On Leaving


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