Magazine article Herizons

Sounding the Animal

Magazine article Herizons

Sounding the Animal

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SOUNDING THE ANIMAL

MEGAN LANE

Independent

REVIEW BY CINDY FILIPENKO

Watch outTegan and Sara, there's a new queer gal on the scene, and she rocks. Well, she's not actually new. but her sound is. Megan Lane, once a darling of jazz festivals, has moved into an indie-pop groove being carved out with the aid of producer Hawksley Workman.

The former blues guitar prodigy blows it wide open on her newest album, Sounding the Animal. Her guitar playing is of the blistering variety, and her vocals are pure rock 'n' roll maven in the tradition of performers like Grace Slick and Joan Jett.

Sounding the Animal explores what it means to conquer fear, in both our natural and emotional worlds, with songs like "Coyote/WoIf," "Cabin in the Woods" and "Make Me an Animal." It also crosses boundaries and genres with incredible fluidity, bringing together rockand dance music, which should serve to widen the album's appeal. …

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