Cheyenne Marie Mize - We Don't Need

Cheyenne Marie Mize - Louisville singer/songwriter/violinist has been best known for her collaborations with fellow Kentuckian Will "Bonnie 'Prince' Billy" Oldham while own fine 2010 solo album Before Lately was described here as "Americana folk, flickering torch ballads and spacious chamber pop of somber melancholy" // Release: We Don't Need EP (January 24, Yep Roc/Roaring Colonel) // Sounds like:  New project plugs in and turns up the heat dramatically, moving from Lately's somber and spacious folk/pop toward the outskirts of edgy, occasionally frayed, indie pop...

Quote: "the songs...are meant to be digested individually more than as continuous parts of a complete whole. Each has its own character and will likely be enjoyed in different mental states. As a whole, We Don't Need is surely eclectic, but each part gives a little taste of the things to come..." - Cheyenne Marie Mize // What we like: Foot stompin', hand clappin', gospel-hued blues/folk with a surprisingly potent soulful edge, "Wishing Well" is two minutes of head-turning, poly-rhythmic bliss...rollicking piano stomper "Going Under" and the Pretender-ish "Keep It" emit some electrical charges while the closer "Back Around" delivers a moody tangled jangle of guitars in a flickering shadows...

Cheyenne Marie Mize - "Wishing Well" (from the EP We Don't Need)

Cheyenne Marie Mize - We Don't Need EP Sampler

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Photo Credit: Dan Lubbers

Photo Credit: Dan Lubbers