Larkin Poe: Winter - An EP

~ Sunday, 27 March 2011
The last album in the series opens with the delicious almost Carpenters-esque Desert Dream, tight harmonies and double-tracked vocals. The great work on the previous three mini albums continues with tracks like the gorgeous Trance meandering in a laid back style and again with an excellent vocal delivery.

If there was an earlier hint on Fall about a maturity and a more commercial approach then the tense, melodramatic, Taller Far Then A Tall Man, if not a strangely titled song, is a potential radio friendly unit shifter. Cure For The Common Cold shuffles along weaving its winter imagery and This Girl closes the album, a compelling track, delivered in a perfectly understated way So the themed seasonal project is over. For me it’s been a complete success.

An honourable mention at this point to Mindy Lacefield and Annette Munster for their artwork, adding to the continuity and helping to embellish the whole experience.
Now it’s time for the world to wake up and catch a potential major country pop crossover act before they drown in a sea of Grammys. From what I’ve garnered over their albums I’ve reviewed, Larkin Poe may be too intelligent and sharp to even want to be the next big thing but sometimes these things are taken out of your own hands.

They’re on the road in the UK at the end of March and into April.

www.larkinpoe.com

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Review by Charlie Brown