Thursday, April 21, 2011
With horns, electric guitars, and a voice with swagger like no other, Gaby Moreno accomplishes just about everything I like about music in about three-and-a-half minutes. She sort of has a Calexico/Mavis Staples/Neil Young Prairie Wind/Are You Passionate-era thing going on here, and it’s sort of intimidating how good and catchy it is (in a more-than-welcome way). Like, if Gaby Moreno started stalking me, I would ask her to get closer, maybe even give her a key to my house, even if I knew she could kick my ass and steal all my records.
What I’m getting at here is that Moreno is worth your time, even if you have something better to do. Because, I’m telling you, you don’t.
Hailing from Guatemala, the bilingual Moreno released her sophomore album, Illustrated Songs, on April 5th. Go get it after you’re done listening to the JOTD below!
Gaby Moreno - Mess A Good Thing