Photo credit: Sherri O’Connor
Firehorse (no, not Firehose and certainly not Firehouse) is a shiny new project from singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Leah Siegel that is preparing to trot out its debut and so they ran faster… on September 27, 2011 thanks to the upstanding individuals at PledgeMusic Recordings. Ms. Siegel is hardly a household name at this juncture, but that could all change quickly based upon the talent she has assembled for this record, including bassist Tim Luntzel (Rosanne Cash, Loudon Wainwright III) on and drummer Brian Wolfe (Sufjan Stevens, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, My Brightest Diamond), all working under the watchful ear of producer Geoff Stanfield (Mark Kozelek, Sun Kil Moon, Moby).
Ms. Siegel’s evocative vocals recall a more mainstream Kate Bush or Cat Power’s Chan Marshall minus the abstraction, and constantly belie the mechanical musical precision of chippy lead single, Our Hearts. Firehorse might be worth keeping an eye on, starting with a couple live performances at L.A.’s Hotel Café in August.
MP3 : Firehorse – Our Hearts
Firehorse on Tour
Aug 11 @ Hotel Café – Los Angeles, CA
Aug 25 @ Hotel Café – Los Angeles, CA