Angela Desveaux – Wandering Eyes – Thrill Jockey, Sept. 12

On her first CD, Wondering Eyes,  Montreal alt-country singer Angela Desveaux songs conjure images of dusty roads, weary souls and tortured hearts. Veering from Emmilou Harris sweetness (Familiar Times) and Sheryl Crow folk-pop (The title cut) with Lucinda Williams twang without the whisky grit Ms. Desveaux paints pictures of hard-luck and gun-shy lovers.


The time spent performing as a back-up singer and guitar-for-hire for various Montreal bands and after initially turning her nose at country for a while (the music her parents preferred) she then discovered the Flying Burrito Brothers, The Byrds, Gram Parsons and Son Volt, led her to adopt her current style. She then sharpened her chops while playing at a Sunday night bluegrass open-mic at a little local bar in Montreal called Barfly.
the Flying Burrito Brothers, The Byrds, Gram Parsons and Son Volt, led her to adopt her current style. She then sharpened her chops while playing at a Sunday night bluegrass open-mic at a little local bar in Montreal called Barfly.
Her excellent band includes members of Wooden Stars, Arcade Fire, Strange Attractors, GYBE, and Hangedup. Engineered by Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire) and produced by Brian Paulson (Slint, Superchunk, Wilco, Archers Of Loaf.)  

 

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