Put it this way: I picked up this CD at Vintage Vinyl in St. Louis along with four other CDs and a few records. I popped it in my car stereo on the long drive home, and surprised myself by listening to Pure Heroine from beginning to end three times in spite of how eager I was to listen to the other CDs. I was hooked. I dig how the musical accompaniment is so beautifully rhythm-oriented and spare, leaving room for Lorde’s amazing voice and lyrics that aren’t just about parties and ex-boyfriends.
Aside from Thee Headcoatees, singer/songwriter Holly Golightly had a wonderful solo career. From her album Serial Girlfriend, here’s Holly singing a very special duet with Billy Childish. Recognize the song? It’s Ike Turner’s “Your Love Is Mine.”