EP Review: From – Fair Isle Sampler

By on Tuesday, 10th March 2009 at 11:45 am

Roni Brunn (side)Here at TGTF we get a LOT of Cds coming through our letterbox. Just last week we averaged 3 a day, and whilst this is very nice to be popular and get so much post, it’s often difficult to differentiate between one tedious indie band and the next. However, one lovely artist from Los Angeles made herself jump out by a nice handwritten note, and we got the added bonus of an extra CD. As the press release commented,

“The album’s dead. The market for recorded music is imploding. Nobody cares about shiny plastic discs. What’s an independent artist to do? If you’re Roni Brunn, the answer is a double album: one CD bearing From’s infectious three minute pop songs, the other disc an album from another band entirely, picked from a selection curated by Brunn”

So, I opened the envelope to find a handwritten note, and a copy of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5… and immediately From jumped from next one in a looong queue of CDs to the top of the pile! And the song’s aren’t half bad either….

We’ve already featured Roni Brunn’s new project, “From” on TGTF when they had a video for “One Spring Away” that’s quite special. The rest of the EP is much of the same – short, 3 minutes lo-fi pop that’s like something Emmy the Great would have done if she’d had such a colourful life as Roni Brunn (grown up in Tel Aviv, Israel, went to Harvard, created LA’s Math Club, created a line of high end handbags). At times, she’s like Imogen Heap, at others and American sounding Lykke Li.

Definately watch as Roni becomes a fighting force on the US indie scene, and remember who told you about her first…

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