Leblanc, Lisa / Lisa Leblanc
Album: Lisa Leblanc   Collection:General
Artist:Leblanc, Lisa   Added:Mar 2013
Label:Barnyard Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-05-27 Pull Date: 2013-07-29
Week Ending: Jul 14 Jun 2
Airplays: 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 18, 2023: The Iron Skillet
Du Duvet Dans Les Poches
4. May 31, 2013: FOLKTRONICA
Cerveau Ramolli
2. Jul 13, 2013: Ming Er
Cerveau Ramolli, Lignes D'hydro
5. May 28, 2013: Home Free
Cerveau Ramolli
3. Jul 12, 2013: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
Cerveau Ramolli

Album Review
catherine harris
Reviewed 2013-04-05
This album is a mix of hoedown jams, melancholy acoustic crooning and just plain raw, huge vocals and guitar-driven highs. Lisa LeBlanc sings almost entirely in French, but occasionally throws in words like “crazy-glue” and “whisky” in a thick French accent, which I guess don’t have French equivalents. Her voice is the main driver here, and she has a huge range, from a country/bluegrass twang to an almost operatic richness. The tracks frequently build up from slow or minimal beginnings and have a bit of an aggressive/femme empowerment edginess. The forceful vocals and clear blues-y/folk roots reminded me a lot of Wye Oak. FCCs in French on 13 (“merde”=shit). Try 1, 4, 8, 10.

1. (2:42)** Fast paced, big, foot-stompin beat, strong, aggressive female vocals, slightly minor banjo and acoustic guitar, ends abruptly
2. (2:28) More of a country feel, banjo solo opening, vocals have a bit of a twang, deliberate percussion
3. (3:56) Slightly lighter, upbeat, whimsical feel in opening, builds with forceful chorus
4. (3:14)* Solo acoustic guitar with beautiful, raw, exposed vocals, slower, nostalgic, whistling solo
5. (3:50) Minor groove, rich, big vocals, veer from husky Carla Bruni-esque to growling/belting, feels very Wye Oak, fades out
6. (3:50) Returns to hoedown, vocals super twangy, she sings “cowboy” and “whisky” with a strong French accent
7. (2:16) Dosey doe, upbeat barn dance with quick, spoken lyrics, chorus jams out, great banjo
8. (5:04)** Very melodic, builds up from a mellow, bit of a flamenco feel to a huge, guitar driven wall of sound with soaring vocals, again very Wye Oak
9. (2:56)* Bluegrass, lots of hand-clapping, strong banjo, mid-tempo, heavy beat, jazzy piano, ends abruptly
10. (4:06)** Mellow, sounds like driving home from a long day, slightly melancholy, mid-tempo, soaring/strong vocals, builds, lots of cymbal crashing, comes down at the end
11. (3:11) Cutesy acoustic guitar, lyrics about “Kraft dinner”, harmonized vocals
12. (3:55) Anti-love song, minor jam, distorted guitar with banjo, tough vocals
13. (3:38) (French FCCs) Huge, belted vocals, big exposed chorus, solo banjo, low-fi sing-along feel

Track Listing
1. Cerveau Ramolli   7. Chanson D'une Rouspéteuse
2. Du Duvet Dans Les Poches   8. Lignes D'hydro
3. Motel   9. Y Fait Chaud
4. Juste Parce Que J'peux   10. Avoir Su
5. Câlisse-Moi Là   11. Kraft Dinner
6. J'pas Un Cowboy   12. J't'écris Une Chanson D'amour
  13. Aujourd'hui, Ma Vie C'est D'la Marde