Eerie Wanda is Marina Tadic. She sings songs that sound like they are from another world, with instrumentation that's just as unique. Her new album, Pet Town, is out today via Joyful Noise Recordings, and it's a distinctive release in a month filled with them.
The spry "Magnetic Woman" skips around the ears like a lullaby, while the title cut is more deliberate and icy. Elsewhere, "Hands of the Devil" and "Sleepy Eyes" recall earlier works by artists like Jane Siberry and Victoria Williams. If Tadic occasionally veers dangerously close to territory I'd call precious, she at least redeems a lot of this by keeping things light as air, and simple.
Lyrical and oddly catchy, the tunes on Pet Town linger in the memory thanks largely to Marina Tadic's delivery style. If the hooks are not nearly as sharp as one would like, the overall effect is a decidedly pleasant one, enough so that Pet Town is highly recommended.
Pet Town by Eerie Wanda is out today via Joyful Noise Recordings.
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