Maria Taylor - "Lynn Teeter Flower"

So, there’s more news coming out of Saddle Creek. In addition to Tuesday’s news regarding the upcoming Bright Eyes releases, they have also announced a new album from Maria Taylor, formerly of the band Azure Ray, and now a full time solo artist. The new album is called Lynn Teeter Flower, and will hit stores on March 6 along with the new Bright Eyes Four Winds EP. The album is the follow-up to 2005’s critically acclaimed 11:11.

The songs I’ve heard, which are available here for download, show the diversity that she is capable of. “A Good Start” is wispy electro-pop with a big chorus. Take out the electric guitars that crash the party as the song is winding down and this might fit into a VH-1 Sunday morning countdown. But don’t take out the electric guitars. Add more if you can. A bit more interesting is “Lost Time”. It takes a somber, reflective lyric and sets it to a delicate, frail folk melody. The song is poignant and insightful as it reflects on some tough luck and, well, time lost.

Check out Maria on tour this winter/spring:

Thu-Mar-01, Norman, OK, Opolis
Fri-Mar-02. Austin, TX, Emo's
Sat-Mar-03, Denton, TX, Hailey’s
Sun-Mar-04, Houston, TX, TBA
Mon-Mar-05, Baton Rouge, LA, Spanish Moon
Wed-Mar-07, Orlando, FL, The Social
Thu-Mar-08, St. Augustine, FL, Café 11
Fri-Mar-09, Athens, GA, Caledonia Lounge
Mon-Mar-12, Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
Tue-Mar-13, Charlottesville, NC, Satellite Ballroom
Wed-Mar-14, Washington, DC, Rock and Roll Hotel
Thu-Mar-15, Philadelphia, PA, First Unitarian Church
Fri-Mar-16, New York, NY, Mercury Lounge
Sun-Mar-18, Cambridge, MA, T.T. the Bears
Wed-Mar-21, Toronto, ONT, El Mocombo
Thu-Mar-22, Gambier, OH, Kenyon College
Fri-Mar-23, Chicago, IL, Beat Kitchen
Sat-Mar-24, Minneapolis, MN, Triple Rock
Tue-Mar-27, Seattle, WA, Tractor Tavern
Wed-Mar-28, Portland, OR, Doug Fir
Fri-Mar-30, San Francisco, CA, Bottom of the Hill
Sat-Mar-31, Los Angeles, CA, The Echo
Sun-Apr-01, San Diego, CA, Che Café
Tue-Apr-03, Phoenix, AZ, Modified
Thu-Apr-05, Salt Lake City, UT, Kilby Court
Fri-Apr-06, Denver, CO, High Dive
Sat-Apr-07, Omaha, NE, Sokol Underground

Visit Maria Taylor’s myspace here

Visit her Saddle Creek website here


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