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Shannon Livewell

Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys

A couple weeks ago, I received an email from an eager publicity manager who wanted their client’s CD reviewed. I love listening to new, up and coming artists so I was excited when I was mailed a copy of Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys demo.

Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys

This is a very different band in terms of today’s industry, but I believe with the proper marketing and promotions they will become huge in no time.

The tracks are focused on a male and female vocalist, whose voices blend to add an amazing tonal quality to each song. The female vocalist sounds a lot like Norah Jones, and the entire album has that sort of “back woods blue grass” sound.

“Querida Tierra” is the sixth song on the album, and it has to be my favorite by far, though I have no clue what is being said (because the song is in a different language). However, it has an amazing intro. When the female vocalist comes in, her voice has a raspier quality to it then it does in other tracks. The entire song just sounds more organic and raw, and that is the vibe I really see this band fitting into.

This band sticks true to their genre title of country/folk. In today’s industry, it can sometimes be hard to stick to your true roots as an artist because many people are too focused on album sales and not necessarily the meaning behind their music. The fact that Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys are so consistent with their sound really makes them a band worth listening to.

This sort of music has kind of fallen out of popular watch; however, I feel that they do a great job of combining modern melodies with old-fashioned folk lyrics. If I had to compare their sound to anyone, I would have to say they are a mix of The Band Perry, meets Norah Jones.

I would definitely advise giving them a listen, because even though folk is not my personal first choice in music, I found myself singing their songs in my head the entire next day after listening. The lyrics and melodies are just infectious, and they are so different from most of what is popular in today’s entertainment world. Their originality and rawness make them a breath of fresh air from today’s industry.

Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys will be performing at The Outer Space in Hamden, Conn. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at 7 p.m., so be sure to come to the show! Tickets will be three dollars, so spread the word and support an amazing group!