How sad and short-sighted that some folks are going to see this exciting new artist as a "Karen Carpenter soundalike". Let's be honest...there can only ever be one KC. So lets move on please, and look at this lady in her own right, not as some kind of weird reincarnation.
Rumer is one of the most exciting things in music at the moment. Just listen to this in the dark, late at night, through 'phones. The whole thing is so accomplished, not just the incredibly soulful voice, but every note played by every musician. It is SO tight and together. Listen to the other 2 tracks on her Myspace site and you'll realise this isn't a one-off, she really is special, and so is her band. That album (due in Nov) will be really good.