Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Not Quite Sure About Cate Le Bon...Yet
Not Sandy Denny, not by a long shot. But still there is something about this song that feels like her. Musically, it could be a lost track from the Velvet Underground or Television. Taken from "Mug Museum," the new record from Cate Le Bon, "Are You With Me Now" has charmed the pants off of me.
The rest of the record has some moments as well, though Le Bon's voice is paper-thin and occasionally sabotages a few really interesting arrangements, such as the hymn-like and truly bizarre "I Think I Knew" and the equally creepy "Wild," where Le Bon puts on her best Siouxsie Sioux.
I'm not sure what a few more passes through this record will make me think, but right now, "Mug Museum" is keeping me busy.