When you have a comic book name like Lex Land, one expects color and pizazz [and not necessarily in a loud, explosive manner]. Alt-folk singer Lex Land doesn’t disappoint on Were My Sweetheart to Go. The album’s an enticing blend of past, present and future. She thoughtfully emotes about relationships beginnings and ends. “Someone New on My Mind” features an old-fashioned Cabaret/ jazz beat and Lex’s achingly potent vocals. On “Havana” her precious voice rolls out with a layered techno beat. There’s the bittersweet “Pas de Deux” and the stunning, aching “Ides of March.” Were My Sweetheart to Go enchants, moves and provokes as all quality music should.
Label: Intelligent Noise Records
Release date: August 16, 2011
PR: Think Press