'Here Today' is Alice Bierhorst's seventh album of original material and her first with a full band in two years having played all the instruments on 'Oxygen' (2002) and 'Earthbound' (2003). Alice's most accessible album to date, 'Here Today' captures Alice's intense energy and intimacy. 'Here Today' blasts off in a Mersey-beat vein with 'Merry-Go-Round', an infinitely hooky tribute to the turbulence of love, keeps the melodies coming with the sixties pop shimmer of 'Run to You', then takes a dark turn with the Spanish-flavored 'Wishing Well'. 'The Hours' grounds the album with the haunting spectre of death and undying love reminiscent of Emmylou Harris at her most yearning. 'Last Station' is a rootsy meditation on life's rocky road. The title track, 'Here Today', is a wrenching R & B ballad in the tradition of 'Dark Side of the Street'. The bravado of 'See Me Ride''s roadhouse blues yields to the loping, lonely waltz of 'Emerald City'. With 'Something Good', the band kicks back into high gear for a twangy rave-up before closing with the longing prettiness of 'All Bets Are Off'. 'Here Today' was made with the amazing Jason Crigler on guitar, Jeff Hill on bass, and Diego Voglino on drums. The album was tracked and mixed by Atom Fellows and Tom Choi at Realm New York, an excellent studio in Williamsburg. Alice has been compared to Velvet Underground, Nick Drake, and Lucinda Williams as well as Brian Wilson, 60's girl groups and the Stax sound. A true original, she has created some of the best off-the-beaten- track pop of the last ten years. For lovers of classic pop with atmosphere, 'Here Today' is a must-have.
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