US - New York - Full Moon 153 - 03/11/09
The Silence of Love
Names Records/Fargo Records
Everybody's doing cover albums now, but Headless Heroes do it good on this record. Rising star Alela Diane and her men create an intimate, folksy record
from others' material and it works.
<>"True Love Will Find You In The End" by Daniel Johnston gets an elegiac yet hopeful treatment with an angelic lead vocal. The Jesus and Mary Chain's "Just
Like Honey" is sweetened and Diane's vocal is just beguiling against the bright melody. "Blues Run the Game" is recorded softly, in a very English folk sort
of a way, Diane's vocal accentuating the sadness of the lyrics. Nick Cave's "Nobody's Baby Now" is just as respectfully and sweetly delivered. Headless Heroes
don't take a lot of your time, at thirty-three minutes you're left wanting much more.
Copyright © 2009 Anna Maria Stjärnell