Elizabeth and the Catapult – Nov 5, 2009

Elizabeth And The Catapult – Rainest Day of Summer 

Elizabeth Ziman’s singing voice is one that soothes you into a comfortable state, sinking you into a cushioned chair of which it’s a task to extract oneself from after a long enough sitting spell. It’s got a seasoned chanteuse’s smokiness and whiskey-ness rubbed into it, affecting its meanderings and tailings, trailing the words she chooses with a faint milkiness, a string of dreaminess that lingers in the air like a feathery cough. She oozes the teary-eyed qualities of a chronic melancholic soul, dripping with the kind of sadness that Karen Carpenter brought to all of her songs, though maybe it’s not as afflicting or destructive. It’s not so desperate and weepy, just observationally downcast and ready and waiting for the skies to just open up and dump again, cause that’s just the treatment that seems to come. It’s as if she walks around with an umbrella eternally pressed into a palm, popped open, indoors and outdoors, just waiting for the droplets to start streaking down over the nylon hood above her.  More at Daytrotter:

From: http://www.daytrotter.com/dt/elizabeth-and-the-catapult-concert/20030913-37382008.html?utm_source=DT&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS


~ by castleqwayr on November 5, 2009.

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