CD Fireproof [Dawn Landes] (CD 1169778),
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Fireproof [Dawn Landes]

  • 1. Bodyguard
    2. I Don't Need No Man - (Traditional)
    3. Tired of This Life
    4. Twilight
    5. Private Little Hell
    6. Picture Show
    7. Kids in a Play
    8. Toy Piano
    9. Dig Me a Hole
    10. I'm in Love with the Night
    11. Goodnight Lover
    12. You Alone/I Won't Back Down
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 3318

  • Credits
    EngineerDawn Landes; Gary Maurer; Adam Lasus

    Personnel: Dawn Landes (vocals, guitar, banjo, toy piano, organ, synthesizer, bells, loops); Dawn Landes (guitars); Steve Curtis (guitar, guitars, banjo); Bob Hoffnar (pedal steel guitar); Jon Hull, Jon Hull (harmonica); Jonathan Flaugher (bass guitar); Ray Rizzo (vocals, drums); Gary Maurer (electric guitar, mandolin); Joe Rogers (electric guitar).
    Recording information: Dawns Music Room; Dubway; Fireproof Studios; Stratosphere Sound; Subway.
    Unknown Contributor Role: Ray Rizzo.
    Folksy and twee, Dawn Landes plays bluegrass-inflected indie-pop with a country twang and a wink. This 2007 album was recorded in a week at Adam "Red" Lasus's legendary Fireproof studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and the album is an aural stand-in for the Brooklyn neighborhood: charming, low-key, semi-obscure, with a similar diamond : rough ratio.

  • Critic Reviews
    Spin (p.106) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Landes' voice is buttery and melodic....Her New York-by-way-of-Kentucky pluck is a refreshing antidote to schmaltzy neo-folk."
    Uncut (p.86) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Landes propels the whole project skyward with a voice that encapsulates the best qualities of Laura Veirs and Cat Power. It's pretty much essential stuff."
    Q (Magazine) (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[U]nderstated and beautiful, her soft voice lilting over acoustic guitar, banjo and little else on warm-hearted ballads..."
    Paste (magazine) (p.56) - "Landes writes her best songs from the seat of the aimless dreamer and paints her surroundings with an inviting haze of solace."
    The Word (magazine) (p.101) - "It makes for a lovingly crafted, beautifully textured record that splices together folk, country and indie without contradiction. And there are plenty of surprises along the way..."
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