Summer is near and I’m glad winter’s gone, but I still have to embrace A Bright Cold Day, the debut album from Dutch, a Philadelphia duo of Stoupe (Kevin Baldwin) from Jedi Mind Trick and singer Liz Fullerton. A Bright Cold Day is sweeping epic songs of heartbroken love over deep psychedelic rhythms and glitchy edges. Liz Fullerton is a torch singer for the apocalypse with a bit of Beth Orton‘s wasted languidness and the hell-storm power of Amy Lee from Evanescence. They do the post-modern, sultry trip-hop thing on the lead single, “Just Before the Rain” but they also engage in Shirley Bassey/John Barry cinematics on “Beyond All Walking” and heartrending loss on the surprisingly folky “Meaning of Unequipped.” I played that one a lot on WXPN‘s Sleepy Hollow a few months ago and I think I’ll start again.
John Diliberto ((( echoes ))