Powder Blue Reprise
Label: One Melody Records
Oh, finally. Singer-songwriters Renee and Jeremy write an album of languid songs that strike at the heart of parenthood: the quiet beauty of it, the magic and intimacy, the hopes, fears and lessons. The duo wrote the material while Renee was pregnant (and on bed-rest) and recorded them in her daughter's bedroom, and the songs feel just that intimate: simply guitar, two voices and a host of sentiments every parent can relate to, but few hear voiced with such honesty and simplicity. Imagine Yo La Tengo with a lyrical twist.