ALBUM PREMIERE: OLIVIA KAPLAN ‘AT THE SEAMS’ EP
L.A. singer-songwriter Olivia Kaplan comes to us in the first days of the new year with a precise and powerful EP that splits five (and a half!) lovely songs between Asylum Records-style L.A. morning AOR (“In Pieces”) and Nilsson-ian pop melodrama (“Hear/Here” or “Low”) and a stark and heartfelt loneliness (“Barely Above”) that recalls the darkest parts of Big Star’s Third. (Extra credit to those tragic string arrangements!) Listen to this one all by yourself—you won’t want any distractions. Kaplan (who was also featured on producer Dzang’s intriguing album 3G) will headline a release show for At The Seams this Thursday, Jan. 11, at the Bootleg with support from fellow local Anna St. Louis, who has a worthwhile album of her own out now on Kevin Morby’s Mare—get tickets here!