SAMANTHA CRAIN AND THE MIDNIGHT SHIVERS | SONGS IN THE NIGHT
Samantha Crain, a 22-year-old Choctaw Indian from Oklahoma, was blessed with a twangy, warbled soprano and a flair for literary song craft. Backed by The Midnight Shivers, Crain creates a foreboding mood with angular guitars. Her voice is quite clear but she gives into darkness as she sings about lost wages, loneliness, afflictions, beasts, floods and J.D. Salinger. Songs in the Night invokes the harshness of the badlands through volatile indie-folk-rock. To be released on April 28.