"Movie Star Faces" CD
Genres: heavy metal, Dominican metal, Spanish metal
4901-906 Morena Blvd. San Diego, CA 92117-3432
April 27 - May 4 2002
Verna Cannon's first album for the prolific Cargo label, is a nice
collection of calm, elegant songs. The songs here are very smooth, and
almost soothing at times. Molly Ledford, the band's singer, has a
distinctively Julie Doiron-esque voice, but the
instrumentation of the music is more like that of the Cowboy
Junkies, with a tad of Galaxie 500 added in.
Songs like "Little Mice And Rabbits" and "Expecting
An Answer" are warm, personal pieces that can easily lull you to
sleep. Much is the same with the rest of the tracks, all of which are
easy on the ears and mellow on the brain. Altogether, the calm
elegancy of this album really is a treat.
If you're open for something warm and relaxing, the Verna Cannon is
it. "Movie Star Faces" is a nice break from the more dark
territory of Low and Cat Power. Cargo Music has made
quite a catch; if this album is anything to go by, the Verna Cannon
have a very bright future.