Lynn Teeter Flower

Lynn Teeter Flower

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by Maria Taylor
     
 

The words "Lynn Teeter Flower" won't mean much to anyone who wasn't a part of Maria Taylor's formative years in Birmingham, AL, but they have a way of imparting a sense of what the artist's sophomore disc sounds like -- pretty, charmingly off-kilter, this side of eccentric. Unlike 11:11, Taylor's great debut disc, Lynn Teeter Flower…  See more details below

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The words "Lynn Teeter Flower" won't mean much to anyone who wasn't a part of Maria Taylor's formative years in Birmingham, AL, but they have a way of imparting a sense of what the artist's sophomore disc sounds like -- pretty, charmingly off-kilter, this side of eccentric. Unlike 11:11, Taylor's great debut disc, Lynn Teeter Flower, named for a onetime family friend, follows its own carefully considered path. Where the first album leaned hard on the jittery Bright Eyes sound, the second charts a course through sparer but still pillowy sounding territory. In ten songs (the eleventh is more a late-coming interlude than a song -- it unspools a child's sing-songy tribute to "Lynn Flower"), Taylor lays out tales of sadness, self-doubt and elusive love that seem hand-dunked in humanity -- see "My Own Fault" and "Smile and Wave" for the best examples. Throughout, a cutback on shimmery electronic effects results in a lived-in sound; there's a shabby chic-ness to these songs, and also a believability. Taylor's voice is part Elizabeth Mitchell and part Sarah McLachlan, minus the syrup. Like the name "Lynn Teeter Flower," it issues from somewhere plain and true and captivates fully.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/06/2007
Label:
Saddle Creek
UPC:
0648401010220
catalogNumber:
102

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Maria Taylor   Primary Artist,Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Drums,Electric Guitar,Tambourine,Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Snare Drums
Kate Taylor   Keyboards,Background Vocals,Wurlitzer
Doug Easley   Electric Guitar
Nate Nelson   Choir, Chorus
Andy LeMaster   Vocals
Zack Young   Drums
Stefanie Drootin   Bass
Brad Armstrong   Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Conor   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Macey   Bass,Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Kate Taylor   Cover Photo
Roger Fritz   Engineer
Doug Easley   Producer,Engineer
Dan McCarthy   Engineer
RIG   Composer
Louis Schefano   Composer
Andy LeMaster   Producer,Engineer,beats,Instrumentation
Jim Eno   Producer,Engineer
Maria Taylor   Composer,Producer
Jake Bellows   Vocal Engineer
Conor Oberst   Composer,Engineer
Zack Nipper   Artwork
Macey Taylor   Engineer

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