Saturday, November 29, 2014

Lace Curtains
A Signed Piece Of Paper
Female Fantasy Records

Lace Curtains is the band of ex-Harlem member Michael Coomer. Whereas Harlem was modern garage rock, Lace’s album is much more pop, almost lounge-like, and absolutely made for late nights.  Lyrics, nice and terse, are about relationships, romantic and otherwise. The title comes from an old warning to girls being scouted at talent shows by Hollywood types who would encourage them to come to Hollywood to be a star. At the time, actors were contract players for studios. If the girls weren’t signed by a studio, they had very few options.

This easy listening pop is a good debut.  It goes down nice and easy, and is always sincere, never ironic. Let’s hope there is more to come from Coomer. 
Andrea Weiss

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