Top 5: S.L.F.M

Affaire/ Infatuation Satisfaction Double EP
Street: 09.17

S.L.F.M.’s Jessica Davis may have scored the opening slot for Sonic Youth’s SLC tour in September, but busking on Broadway‘s street corner during Gallery Stroll or jamming-out at house parties are the gigs she really likes to play. Davis also likes secrets, mysteries and disguises—topics that inspire her lyrics and motivate her to sometimes wear the moustache of an English gentleman.  Davis rocks an electric ukulele with two-minute ditties about skinny-dipping, secret loves and villains.  Inspired by cowboys, Coco Rosie and Ty Segall, this low-fi double EP was recorded at home by Davis herself with many of the tracks done in just one take and played live. Although Affaire/ Infatuation Satisfaction lacks any sort of real production quality, it is used to S.L.F.M.’s benefit, allowing Davis’ raw vocal talent and speedy ukulele playing to confront the listener. Davis plays her ukulele through her Father’s old effects pedals and sings with a vintage microphone, giving S.L.F.M. a distinct sound. Salt Lake City’s S.L.F.M. is no longer a secret (last month she appeared on Doug Fabrizio’s Radio West on KUER 90.1FM.) but don’t go asking a girl to disclose all of her intimate details—Davis prefers to keep the meaning behind her music moniker a guessing game. Hint: This gal appreciates a good mustache. –Angela H. Brown