Claire Morales Record Release at the Historic Scoot Inn

photo credit: Andrea Younes

photo credit: Andrea Younes

Claire Morales will be bringing her Denton-based outfit to the Historic Scoot Inn this Friday and we really can’t wait. Supporting her will be local americana all-stars the Deer, KUTX’s artist of the month for December 2014, who also released new material recently. Reservations and Moongiant (OK) will be joining the Red Dirt bill of musicians. The evening will serve to usher Morales’ sweeping debut solo release romantically entitled Amaranthine to her southern neighbors here in Austin. Claire and the band make Austin a frequent stop and Friday night will be a gorgeous showcase of sweet country rapture.

Amaranthine sounds like Angel Olsen singing Jenny Lewis. She gets a sweet alt-country growl that warms up this Texas winter. “Waters Getting Low” rollicks in 3/4 time while Claire demonstrates her vocal control, breaking between falsetto and full voice showing worry and ache, longing and nostalgia. Dusty and new at the same time, her voice occupies an anxious in-between-ness of genres that glide from track to track; power pop, doo-wop, and country-gaze fill my L/R channels. Steady chord progressions show maturity from the band and their ability to develop an idea into sonic territory that occupies significant bandwith in an organic blissful state. I find sunlight easily when listening to Amaranthine. The album glows with positivity and forward thinking.

You can stream, or better yet, buy the digital album here at her bandcamp page. CDs will be available to purchase Friday night. Otherwise, we’ll see you Friday.

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