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Larissa Dalle


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Slightly Gothic, dark country/folkish alternative pop

Status:

Most recent release, That's What We're Here For (2001)

See also:

Larissa Dalle's blog

All Music's Larissa Dalle info

Larissa Dalle is also in the band Wormwood Scrubs (the one from Saint Louis Missouri, not the one from Canada)

Comparisons:

Lisa Germano, early Cat Power

Covers/own material:

Own, occasional co-writing

General comments:

Larissa Dalle's soft, mournful, slightly reedy voice pulls you right into her shadowy, sad, and slightly Gothic world. Her recordings are all eps with various incarnations of Larissa Dalle and bands. She does a stripped-down indie melodic kind of pop, a little like early Cat Power or perhaps Lisa Germano. Her sound is offbeat but catches your attention before you realize it. I recommend her to anyone interested in untraditional pop. I really like her work and found that it continues to grow on me. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

That's what we're here for—on my list for the best of 2001. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

Any you can find

Recordings:


the closed room ep

as Crushed

Release info:

1996—the seedy singles label—seedy 003

Availability:

Unkown

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended for fans of moody pop

Group members:

L. Dalle—vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
R. Durando—acoustic guitar, electric guitar, tin whistle, and additional bass on 2
D. Cizek—drums, etc.
J. Rogers—bass
T.N. Gregory—-mellotron, chamberlin,organ

Produced by:

Crushed

Comments:

Moody and effective, this is a touch of Lisa Germano, Kinda heart-breaking, but not just that. When I'm in the right mood, I love this. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

Tempest

as Collaborateur

Release info:

1009—seedy singles—seedy 007

Availability:

Unknown

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended for fans of moody pop

Group members:

Larissa Dalle—vocals
Timothy N. Gregory—noises

Guest artists:

Robert Durando—guitar solo (3)
Lori Blue—drump loop (3)

Comments:

More driving and insistent than her other releases. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

Piscean

Release info:

c. 1999—self-released

Availability:

Unknown

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Larissa Dalle—vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar

Guest artists:

T.N. Gregory—vk7, k2000, nord lead, electric pianos, drum boxes, mac g3
Chuck Hestand—assorted guitar noises

Comments:

Moody. Yes, this is a dark and moody album, with low vocals, but also with surprisingly powerful quiet desperation, always intense and sometimes boiling over. The last two tracks are old-timey countryish, but still in the same emotion as the rest. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

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