"Heart And Crime" CD
Genres: indie pop, sadcore, dream pop
PO Box 69009
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
April 13 - 20 2002
|Before I come at you with a barrage of details and
information, I'd just like to say that this album is good. Really good.
in case you don't know, once played bass for the legendary Eric's Trip.
Since then, she's started doing a whole bunch of her own projects, including a
collaboration with the Wooden Stars, and last year's French-language
album "Désormais." "Heart And Crime" is, apparently, a companion disc
to "Désormais," although I think it works perfectly on its own. Taking
influences from bands like Cat Power and Mojave 3,
Doiron's own brand of calm, beautiful indie pop is often just what the doctor orders.
"The Surgery Is One," for example, is a warm, intimate song that should be
listened to while sitting next to a nice fire. Doiron's magnificent voice can carry you
off into a trance at times, and the instrumentation is very similar to that of Mojave
3. Meanwhile, "The One You Love" is a sensitive song about being broken
up with. It will ring true for pretty much anyone who's ever had the experience of being
left alone. The emotional feel to the song is communicated beautifully by Doiron, whose
voice conveys the sadness of the song without actually sounding miserable itself.
All around, "Heart And Crime" is a wonderful album. With all of their
successful albums this year, it seems that the folks at Endearing Records can do no wrong.