Saddle Creek | Georgie James | Reviews



Author: Calendar Girl
10/17/2007 | | | Live Show Preview
I'm in love with Georgie James. That's not a guy (or a girl), but rather a mid-Atlantic power duo with the sweetest, power-poppiest record I may have heard yet this year. Places, the twosome's debut full-length for perennial melodic rock stable Saddle Creek, is 12 cuts of pure golden-touch songwriting with more than a bit of teeth - think the Magic Numbers with more balls. John Davis' (late of defunct D.C. cult faves Q And Not U) percussion, guitar, and bass are the perfect foundation for Laura Buhenn's organ and keys, and the two trade vocal duties almost song-by-song on Places. Georgie James is coming off a major U.S. tour with fellow sweethearts of pop Camera Obscura, as fitting a coupling as I can come up with. The entire album is available to stream at the Saddle Creek site, but check out two track right now. "Need Your Needs" is a Davis gem with a bit of disco-y swing in its crunchy guitar work, while "Cake Parade" showcases Buhenn's strutting, sugary, Bishop Allen-like piano and smoky pipes.

I'll be at their CMJ showcase this weekend - wanna hang?

Saturday, 10/20 | Mercury Lounge | with other NDFY favorites Tigercity, Harlem Shakes, Professor Murder, and Baby Dayliner


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