Joanne Robertson – Painting stupid girls
It has been four years since we have been blessed with an album by Joanne Robertson. Over the past few years she has collaborated with Dean Blunt, David Cunningham (Flying Lizards) and Paddy Shine, and now we are able to hear her on her own with an acoustic guitar. Her music sends us on a dream pop tour, through dim caves and hesitant inlets, evocative of indie twee on K Records from legends like early Mirah or Woelv though entirely on its own. Most of the songs run, nay walk, at a slower pace; it is a vibe for the contemporary nature of a more subtle, indoor existence we are in now. Each song is dressed in a blissful reverb, giving this personal music a large, yet lonely stage.
Crafted with sublime, yet simple, melodies, Painting stupid girls seems to work in tandem with her other creative output as a painter. This is a haunting inductee to Commend for the oncoming Autumn.