Add Date: May 8
Artist: Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles
Genre: Folk rock, psych folk
Comments: Heat, Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles' fourth
full-length album, showcases an intricate background of instrumentals woven
through with Michelle's richly resonant voice singing meaningful, interesting
lyrics. Most of all, Heat packs tremendous versatility; this seems to be a
Greatest Hits album spanning decades of a band's musical experimentation as it
The band's web site explains that many of the songs were written by
Michelle during the harsh Minnesota winter of 2010. She must have used her
creativity as an outlet to transport herself from the temporal isolation
experienced in such extreme weather seasons. This transporting quality pervades
the tracks of the album. From the promoter: "The band turned to MGMT and Beirut
producer/engineer Matt Boynton… to create this latest psych-folk record that is
sometimes evocative, often personal, and always beautiful."
Spin tracks 9, 11, 4, 7 and 8.