Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Kat Jones - La Rosa, La Calavera
Okay, so it's not technically a "new" album (it was originally released in 2004), but it was recently remastered, so I thought I'd talk about it for a second.
I love this album. It's a perfectly dark little pop record. At first listen, it's a bit surprising that half of these songs are not murder ballads.
The instrumentation is terrific here (which is not surprising, seeing as how her backing back is comprised of Frank Lenz, Richard Swift & Josh Dooley). Lots of organ, and perfect piano flourishes.
It's no surprise that it's the songwriting and voice of Kat that really makes this album great.
And now, with it remastered, I'm hearing it in an entirely new light. It really does sound quite a bit different, in a good way. I was a big fan of this record before, but I'm an even bigger fan now.
Favorite track: "One More Second Chance"
You can grab this (as well as some of Kat's other albums) at her Bandcamp page.