12 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The singer-songwriter experiments with amalgamations of alt-country and post-punk in this striking original set. The jumpy, punky power pop of “Feel Right” makes for a tasty appetizer by letting you imagine Lindsey Buckingham fronting the Buzzcocks. “Come See Me” offers clear-eyed but clever power pop that echoes Nick Lowe, while Patterson uses her arsenal of vocal yelps and ticks to customize the sexy, lazy summer R&B of “No River.” On “Wantin’ Ain’t Getting” and “We Were Wild” she goes for something beyond country music—these are romantic cruising tunes for great Western sunsets.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The singer-songwriter experiments with amalgamations of alt-country and post-punk in this striking original set. The jumpy, punky power pop of “Feel Right” makes for a tasty appetizer by letting you imagine Lindsey Buckingham fronting the Buzzcocks. “Come See Me” offers clear-eyed but clever power pop that echoes Nick Lowe, while Patterson uses her arsenal of vocal yelps and ticks to customize the sexy, lazy summer R&B of “No River.” On “Wantin’ Ain’t Getting” and “We Were Wild” she goes for something beyond country music—these are romantic cruising tunes for great Western sunsets.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
20 Ratings
20 Ratings
Six-0 6-0 ,

Under the radar

I'm late to the party but happy to have stumbled upon this record. Definitely one of the top albums of 2016. Esme combines interesting songwriting and strong vocals with fun guitar and rhythms. Forget the popularity ratings besides River & Wild, Moth Song and Alone standout. The show stopper is Guadalupe packed with emotion you can feel.

chrsnorbt ,

You know…

You know who she reminds me of…she reminds me of Joni Mitchell. Took me awhile to figure that out. Maybe a little Edie Brickell too with a pinch of The Sundays. That being said I have been wondering when a gal was going to step up to the plate and just do some nice hippy dippy sun drenched southern alt country rock. Most of the gals I thought were going to do that either came out being way too radio friendly sounding or the other way, way too strange to the point were it falls flat. This little gal has a knack for melody, her style which is all over the place, but in a good way, Is so care free and cute. It really works for her. I say she is starting a new thing, and that thing whatever it might be, is hers for the taking.

Bullfrog2323 ,

We were wild

Great Sound sexy voice
She will be something
Special!!!! Don't you know.

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