Photo: Dailey Toliver
There are occasions when I become enamored with an artist from the first time I hear them. Thirty seconds into the first track and I’m sending pleading emails to their PR rep asking for the full album. That is precisely what happened with Molly Burch and upon receiving the full album, my enchantment has only heightened.
Molly Burch isn’t reinventing the wheel. Her music is a nice blend of retro pop and Americana. And on every track, Burch’s smoky vocals are lent a helping hand by tasty guitar licks delivered by Dailey Toliver. While not sounding alike, I’m reminded of the dynamic that Heather McEntire and Jenks Miller share in Mount Moriah.
What I love most about her vocals is that for the most part, they seem effortless; but man when she needs to give a track a little more punch, she nails it every time. The second track, Wrong For You, illustrates that perfectly. The title track is another standout in an album full of them. Its a slow burner and after listening to it, it isn’t hard to see why she’s oft-compared to Pasty Cline.
Please Be Mine is hopefully the beginning of a long and fruitful career. Burch will be down at SXSW, hopefully will Toliver in tow. She’s on my can’t miss list.
Molly Burch is here