Vinyl love: Rachel Zeffira “The deserters” (+ “Here on in” b/w “To here knows when”)

(Vinyl Love is a series of posts that quite simply lists, describes, and displays the pieces in my growing vinyl collection. You can bet that each record was given a spin during the drafting of each corresponding post.)

Artist: Rachel Zeffira
Album Title: The deserters
Year released: 2012
Details: Black vinyl, poster, included 7″ single “Here on in” b/w “To here knows when”

The skinny: With The Horrors’ Faris Badwan, Rachel Zeffira makes up the other half of Cat’s Eyes, but here she strikes out on her own with her solo debut. Mixing her classical and operatic training with dream pop makes for some haunting and beautiful music: a little Kate Bush, a little Cocteau Twins.

Standout track: “Here on in”

3 Replies to “Vinyl love: Rachel Zeffira “The deserters” (+ “Here on in” b/w “To here knows when”)”

  1. The most beautiful female Canadian voice I’ve heard in decades JP. I loved the Cats Eyes project, particularly their debut, but I haven’t heard this album. She’s pretty popular in the U.K. . I wonder why she isn’t better known in North America, particularly her homeland? Need to invest in the album. Thanks for the heads up.

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    1. Yeah. I’m not sure. She released this via Paper Bag Records, one of my favourite Canadian indie labels. I picked it up on a whim and really like it. Not something I listen to everyday but it was a perfect Sunday morning treat.

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