Lady Murasaki
Summer Fling
Street: 06.02
Lady Murasaki= Real Estate + The Cardigans
Turn on your sprinklers, kick off your shoes and play this EP from the porch as you cool down from this summer. Day or night, these songs consistently put me at ease in beyond-comfortable blazing temperatures. Lady Murasaki have outdone themselves with their new sound—it’s on an indie pop level with its lo-fi qualities and dreamy waves of guitar. As usual, the Santana-esque lead guitar riffs are loaded with jazzy grooves to strengthen Amber Taniuchi’s vocals, which provide a sense of fun to the otherwise bluesy sound. Her light-hearted touch, along with the more technical guitar work, makes LM’s sound one I can see appealing to music lovers young and old. –Justin Gallegos