A Girl Called Eddy
Erin Moran, a New Jersey bred singer-songwriter, earned critical raves for her debut album recorded under her nom de rock, A Girl Called Eddy. Moran's voice has traces of Chrissie Hynde in it, her insightful way with a line recalls Dusty Springfield and the bummed-out AM radio world of Karen Carpenter (think of "Yesterday Once More" or "Rainy Days and Mondays"). That voice fits her stark narrative songs perfectly, as does her baroque pop arrangements, which echo the sounds of mid-1960s London without copying them. All of these elements come together on her brilliant debut album, which earned universal praise on both sides of the Atlantic and is still gaining an indie rock following. It remains to be seen whether A Girl Called Eddy will develop beyond her debut album but she doesn't really have to even if it is all she contributes to music, her one CD is more than enough.