Haley Bonar

[Before I talk about a real singer, let me just link to a post that sums up everything I ever thought about Scarlett Johanssen singing. Bless you, GFY, you always know the right thing to say.]

And now to Ms. Bonar, who I have been a fan of for many years, since 2003’s “…the Size of Planets.” Her style is extremely understated and her songwriting is wry and spare and easy. If I were out, say, riding the Metro downtown (heaven forfend), I would want Haley on my ipod as I zoned out and watched the human race go by. It’s a hobby of mine to wonder where people are going when they travel, and Haley could be my commentary — people love, or they don’t; they are sad, they are happy, they move along, and they want; and they get or they don’t get what they ask for. I think the new record (entitled “Big Star” and coming out in June) will be most excellent (and, considering the subject matter of the song, apropos for a train ride through Hollywood).

Haley Bonar — Site | Myspace | Label (Afternoon)

[ed note–tracks removed. contact me for a copy.]

Haley Bonar — Big Star

Haley Bonar — Captain Captain [from “Lure the Fox”]

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