Aaand we’re back! Rarity In Form is kicking off the new year with Lemolo, an excellent new group out of Seattle. This duo is powered by Meagan Grandall (vocals, keys & guitar) and Kendra Cox (drums & keys). The two come together to create an infectious collaboration of energy and sound. Grandall’s vocal range remains pleasantly steady throughout most of their songs yet will surprise you with a powerful punch that comes out of nowhere. Cox supplies a steady backdrop that keeps the songs on track but can seriously rock on the drums; especially on tracks like In Black & White.
Meagan and Kendra are currently in the studio busting out their debut album. Judging by their Twitter updates, the record is in the final works and will hopefully be hitting our ears by early Spring. Lemolo will inevitably gain national appeal and I cannot wait for them to start hitting up the east coast. See you soon, ladies.
Seattle strummer, Bryan John Appleby, has just released his first full length LP, Fire on the Vine. After hearing just one song, I immediately voiced my stamp of approval and I predict he will become a household name before long. Fire on the Vine is a deep and introspective musical exploration which intensifies with folk explosions throughout. This is the type of album I would recommend putting on when you want to delve deep into thought. Appleby’s voice is refreshing addition to the indie-folk movement.
Songs Noah’s Nameless Wife and Honey Jars are more than solid bookends for Fire on the Vine. Each song builds on the logical path of succession throughout the album. The Words of the Revelator stands in the middle and ties together the full emotional experience.
I would like to thank Seattle music blog, Sound on the Sound, for introducing me to this incredible new talent. Head over their site for a special video on Appleby; highlighting how this album came to be in the space it was written. Stream Fire on the Vine in its entirety below and pick up a copy of the CD to support this up-and-coming artist.