Back in 2011 Melanie McGovern reviewed Amanda Jo Williams ‘Mary’s Big Feet‘ for Folk Radio UK and homed in, quite rightly, on her unique voice which set her apart from the LA crowd she performs in front of on a regular basis. Melanie summed it up as “A cute and quirky album of lofi, homegrown and heartfelt”…
On her fourth LP, You’re The Father Of My Songs, Williams returns armed with her trusty Olvera Street-kiddy guitar, her loyally kinetic jumping bean back up band, and this time, some cream of the crop L.A. stalwarts – John Frusciante, Fool’s Gold multi-instrumentalist Brad Caulkins, and Laena Geronimo of Raw Geronimo and Dante Vs. Zombies. And to help flesh out the most refined exhibition of her unmistakable sound to date, it’s all driven home by the production of Swahili Blonde mastermind/Neurotic Yell CEO Nicole.
But unlike ‘Mary’s Big Feet’ this isn’t so cute as her stories turn considerably antagonistic, listen to the album below. “2000Hell” is a sure hit and “Suppose I Did Mean Love” is a personal favourite with the apt description of a psychedelic seasick shanty.
Release Date: May 21, 2013 on Neurotic Yell Records