Album Review: The Chills by Lazy Lane

Album Name: The Chills
Artist: Lazy Lane
Year/Label: 2003 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

Lazy Lane’s debut recording gives the listener a lovely eerie feeling and I think that’s the intent judging by the front page of their website. It shows skeletons sitting around a dinner table. The art is beautiful and so is the music.

Lily Lane has a gorgeous soft sultry voice that you want to just melt into. The music is a blend of electronica, goth, shoe-gazer, and psychedelic dream pop.

The first song, “The Girl Upstairs” grabs onto you in a second and keeps you enwrapped for the rest of the CD. Lily sings:

“Come and meet the girl upstairs
If you dare
You must beware
into her stare It’s haunted there
at first sight what dooming fright
is living in her eyes at night
the wind brings chills like graveyard thrills
her mother knows the black rose
kills and thrill the girl upstairs…”

…and you can’t wait to hear more.

“Nepertine” and “Black Cat” give the guitars a chance to shine.

I also love “Waking up Buttercup” which, by the title, sounds like it would be a 60s pop tune, but…well it’s not.

Those who like Hannah Fury and Jill Tracy’s gothic spooky style and will no doubt love Lazy Lane.

Posted on July 26, 2003

Track Listing
1. The Girl Upstairs
2. SleepviLLe Creepshow
3. Eraser
4. Nepenthe
5. Black Cat
6. Always Tomorrow
7. Waking Up Buttercup
8. Madame Ruby
9. Poltergeist
10. Soul Thief
11. Malaysian Dream DoLL

[Lazy Lane Official Site]

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