This review is from: Kid Face (Audio CD)
The third album for Samantha Crain might just be her breakthrough, backed by the production of John Vanderslice this is a mature effort that contains dark moments and great melody. Crain's husky voice is beguiling and the country tinged Americana that's so dominant here reminds you of many influences without ever being derivative. For the Miner, Paint, Taught To Lie and Kid Face are tracks of darkness but with acoustic guitar and minimalist other instrumentation they really stick in the mind and will keep you coming back. The Pattern has changed is almost heartbreaking with its piano way back in the mix and the vocal cutting through and delivering a memorable performance.
This album has been available stateside some time now. It's worth checking out now it's available here, it certainly is a good album and hopefully will get a lot more notice than previous efforts.