Xenia Rubinos: Black Terry Cat (Anti-, 2016)
This is what I thought indie rock was supposed to be. Quirky music that draws from various genres and melts it all together to make something a bit like rock but not obsessively so. For example, the fifth song Just Like I is pretty rocking but it bears little resemblance to classic FM rock.
Rubinos has a unique voice. I read her bio and she went to Berklee College of Music but she doesn’t sound plain vanilla like loads of Berklee musicians (ahem John Mayer). She has a trained voice but she’s got some quirk going on.
Lastly part of my liking this record is it sounds great. Somebody did some really high quality work most notably the drums and the bass lending a strong vibe to Rubinos’ music. Maybe you folks out there don’t listen like that but I do and it’s my blog yo.
Check this music out.