Louise Burns Revels in Mellow Drama on Debut Album

> Jan 11 2011

Louise Burns Revels in Mellow Drama on Debut Album
By Alex HudsonWhen Exclaim! spoke with Light Organ Records founder Jonathan Simkin late last year, he promised that the newly minted label would begin rolling out new releases in early 2011. Sure enough, the Vancouver-based indie imprint has announced that Louise Burns's Mellow Drama will drop on April 5.

This is the debut solo album from Burns, who is a former member of the Juno-nominated pop rock outfit Lillix, as well as the Blue Violets. As for what inspired her latest musical direction, Burns said in a press release, "I'm really obsessed with '50s and '60s pop music and rock'n'roll -- that's my favourite thing in the world."

The LP contains 12 tracks, of which 11 are originals, plus a cover of Leonard Cohen's "Gypsy Wife," with the whole thing promising to be "shoegazey" and "Mazzy Star-esque."

You can get an advance taste by downloading the single "What Do You Wanna Do" here. At the bottom of the page, you can also see a star-dazzled music video for the track.

The album cover is above and the tracklist is below. Vancouver fans can catch Burns live on February 1 at the Railway Club, where she will be joined by her backing band the Moonshiners.

Mellow Drama:

1. "Chinook (Sing from the Valley of Doubt)"
2. "Burning Bridges"
3. "Teen Angst"
4. "What Do You Wanna Do"
5. "Drop Names Not Bombs"
6. "Island Vacation"
7. "Sea Song"
8. "Clean"
9. "Paper Cup"
10. "Street Walking"
11. "Gypsy's Wife"
12. "Ocean Grey"

Louise Burns - What Do You Wanna Do? from Light Organ Records on Vimeo.

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This song is so good !!!!! Who is this young girl , cannot believe she can write such amazing music !!!!!!everybody will love this , i think my friend AL will love this too .
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Music is in this girls blood and its from the heart.
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yah most female singer songwriters these days sound the same. no grit, no guts. just piano woman pablum. and bangs. but i have to admit this right here is actually good music. looking forward to the entire album
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The album sounds amazing, keep an ear out for her track, "Island Vacation" and check out this interview for some personal information and new photos: http://bit.ly/eVxyF1
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I did not know Jonathan Simkin started Light Organ Records. He was Lillix's manager who got them a deal with Maverick Records, so it is great to see him continuing to help Louise's career.
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