Land of Talk “Some Are Lakes” live on QTV

Posted May 8th, 2009 by eric

Spinner posted the official video for this Land of Talk song as its video of the day today, but I couldn’t figure out how to embed anything from their site, so I checked YouTube. No dice, but this live version from CBC Q’s Friday Live session is better anyway. I first heard “Some Are Lakes” a few months back on Sirius’ Left of Center (now XMU) and fully intended to buy the record, as I love this Elizabeth Powell’s voice, and I own their debut EP, Applause Cheer Boo Hiss. The new record had completely slipped my mind, so I was glad to be reminded of it by Spinner. Powell sounds even better live than on record, which is a cool surprise. In fact, I’m kind of blown away by how good she sounds live. Her voice treads similar terrain to that of Cat Power’s early days with slightly subtler nuances, and her guitar playing is nothing to gloss over. She’s not overtly showy, but her fretwork melds intricacy with fluid melody, underpinning her voice with a plaintive lull.

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