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Springtime Carnivore

Midnight Room

Autumn Tone

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On her second album under the nom de plume Springtime Carnivore, Greta Morgan (formerly of The Hush Sound and Gold Motel and a touring member of La Sera) has made a terrific, very Los Angeles style indie rock record (with hints of psychedelia, sunshine pop, and folk rock) that will remind listeners of Angelenos gone by, ranging from that dog. to Rilo Kiley. There's more going on here, though. Her first record as Springtime Carnivore was recorded completely on her own and released in 2014, but this time she used producer Chris Coady (Beach House, Future Islands) to bring out a fuller, more accentuated sound highlighted by light synthesizer flourishes. It pays off splendidly with the arresting title track, "Face in the Moon," "Double Infinity," and "Raised by Wolves" (not a cover of the Voxtrot song) all being standouts. "Double Infinity" in particular feels the emotional center of this record (a song cycle about a breakup, but one whose lyrics are coded enough to be both relatable to anyone going through similar things and too cryptic to be confessional in any specific sense) with its last third feeling like the beginning of a totally different song (yet it works). Just like her friend and tourmate Katy Goodman of La Sera, this is her second great album this year as Goodman and Morgan released the excellent Take It, It's Yours covers album earlier this year as well. (www.springtimecarnivore.com)

Author rating: 7.5/10

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