Lille Tall Shoulders

Lille Tall Shoulders
Grace Bellury is only 19 years old, but there's a lifetime of scorn in her voice. The Atlanta, GA native's debut EP, Tall Shoulders (which she's released under the moniker Lille), is an excellent introduction into what will most likely become a long legacy of hazy, haunting, mischievous music. Opening track "Straw" is curiously intimidating, but it's on the EP's second song, "Robert Cohn," that we get a taste of what Bellury is capable of, concocting a brilliant mix of uncomfortable art rock and sinister synths. Although she's known for playing the mandolin, on Tall Shoulders, Bellury sounds like Grace Slick out for blood. A snake in the grass kind of bitterness previously patented by Courtney Love comes through on "Melancholera," although it's too early in her career to be making those kinds of comparisons. For now, it's safe to say that this is a sign of good things to come. In the meantime, this five-song EP will keep us in suspense, and maybe a little frightened. (Whale Heart)