Ursa Minor / Showface
Album: Showface   Collection:General
Artist:Ursa Minor   Added:Aug 2011

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-10-02 Pull Date: 2011-12-04
Week Ending: Oct 9
Airplays: 2

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 07, 2011: Time Traveler
2. Oct 05, 2011: Morning Glory
No Other

Album Review
Rob Huffman
Reviewed 2011-10-04
Ursa Minor is primarily NYC singer/songwriter Michelle Casillas. Her music ranges from rock (think Pretenders) to alt rock/indie rock (Ani Difranco, Television, Geraldine Fibbers). Her vox remind me Chrissie Hynde meets Ani Difranco. It’s fairly straightforward stuff. FCC clean.

Best tracks: 03, 04, 06, 10

01 Lead & I Will Follow (3:11): upbeat, guitar/drums/organ
02 She Wants You (2:41): up, but lighter feel, very rhythmic, lots of harmonics, vox have more affectations
03 Guerilla (4:23): riffy, reminds me of Television, strings at the very end
04 2032 (3:09): Geraldine Fibbersesque: very rhythmic, quirky, catchy
05 Always Someone (4:26): straightforward mid-tempo standard rock, nice vox melody, twangy gtr
06 Showface (3:01): quietly strummed elec gtr, vox, skronky gtr in bckgrnd, snare drum rolls, builds abt halfway thru w/ steady beat, lead gtr; synth at end
07 No Other (4:25): complex groove w/ drum, bass, gtr; also wah-wah gtr, fiddle
08 Hurry (4:30): slow, march-like verses: jangly gtr, sloppy lead,; choruses are 70s rock
09 Come To Me (3:18): slow, acoustic, swingy vox
10 All Of The Time (4:15): bluesy/swingy/country, nice acoustic lead
11 What Good Is A Song (3:26): ballad: acoustic gtrs, vox, bass, drums, faint organ, slide gtr solo
12 Living Positive (4:38): mid-tempo rock: gtrs, bass, drum, vox

Track Listing
1. Lead & I Will Follow   7. No Other
2. She Wants You   8. Hurry
3. Guerilla   9. Come To Me
4. 2032   10. All Of The Time
5. Always Someone   11. What Good Is A Song
6. Showface   12. Living Positive