Genres: pop, folk, country
PO Box 2462
Olympia, Wash 98507
Mar 26 - 30 2003
spending months in the mail for some very bizarre reason that I haven't been clued into, Rebecca Pearcy's Constellation
finally arrived at Indieville, and boy am I glad it did!
first glance, the album looks like your average singer/songwriter
fare, something pleasant but all in all unspectacular. But first impressions are made to be broken. One listen to Constellation
is all you'll need to understand that fact. Pearcy's
beautiful voice goes hand-in-hand with her great songwriting; the
resulting songs are all fantastic, cozy folk-pop numbers.
"Messy" is a fine example of Pearcy's style.
Elegant and warm, the song strolls along in a whish of piano
accompaniment, sliding, twangy guitar, and beautiful singing.
All of the track's elements are in perfect harmony, and the whole
combination of it all is enough to bring a tear to your eye.
Other tracks, like "Winter Dry" and "This Bird
Insists" also show this delicate pop style, while "Hoof
& Heel" paints a purely folk picture.
"Halloween," on the other hand, is cozy country fare, with
vocals somewhat akin to those of Joan Osborne.
"Seems A Shame," meanwhile, could be Constellation's
best song, relying solely on a simple piano, drums, keyboard, and
Over the duration of Constellation, it's made clear that Pearcy's
voice is the major attraction. Lying in the realm of Cat
Power and Julie Doiron, with elements of countless other
female singer/songwriters also present, her vocals are flawless
throughout the album.
All in all, Constellation get a firm recommendation from
me. A necessity for fans of female singers, Constellation
will likely also appeal to anyone who just knows how to relax and
Fun Fact: Not only is Rebecca
Pearcy a tremendously talented singer and songwriter, but she also
designs handbags and accessories. Her company label is Queen
Bee, and she is known for making wallets and belts out of old LPs,
45s, and comic strips.
11 songs, distributed by the
label, released 2002]