Clip: new Lisa Germano cd
Lisa Germano Preps Young God Debut
Rob Kleckner reports:
Singer/songerwriter Lisa Germano has been around for a long time. She
played strings for John Mellencamp (!) in the late 80s and into the
90s, and toured and recorded with the Indigo Girls (!!), David Bowie,
Simple Minds, Iggy Pop, and Sheryl Crow (!!!). She also put out
several albums on both Capitol Records and 4AD, as well as
collaborated with Giant Sand in the side project OP8. But this is
(relatively) common knowledge. What's not so well-known, however, is
that Lisa Germano can suck you into her dreams. Just ask
ex-Swan/current Angel of Light Michael Gira.
"She seems to play violin, piano/keyboards, and guitar with equal
authority," Gira claims. "As well as producing her own records with
great imaginative effect-- the result is seductive and truly magical.
No one sounds like her. You get the feeling you're walking through her
dreams as you listen. The intensity of feeling in her singing is a
little frightening sometimes-- it's like she's singing very close to
your ear, leading you through her world. It's a place I very much
enjoy visiting, and I hope you will too."
Does that sound a little creepy to anyone else? At any rate, Gira was
impressed enough with Germano that his Young God label will release
her new album, In the Maybe World, on July 18. This is Germano's first
since 2003's Lullaby for Liquid Pig.
01 The Day
02 Too Much Space
03 Moon in Hell
04 Golden Cities
05 Into Oblivion
06 In the Land of Fairies
08 In the Maybe World
09 Red Thread
11 Except for the Ghosts
12 After Monday
Germano appears on RockPaperScissors, the third album from
composer/producer Michael Brook (Brian Eno, the Pogues), out July 18
on bigHelium/Canadian Rational. She sings a song called "Want".
* Lisa Germano: http://www.lisagermano.com/
* Young God: http://www.younggodrecords.com/