Released: Aug 2012
Label: Wax Poetics Records, LLC
Being the flagship artist for Wax Poetics, a magazine and record label famed for its crate-digger finds, ensures that Kendra Morris will be a retro artist. Yet her debut album, which follows a few self-released EPs, soars on a voice that embodies both Dusty Springfield and Amy Winehouse. Her execution is flawless on the seductively haunting "If You Didn't Go," and she sounds both ragged and elegant on "Right Now," with its hard-driving chicken-scratch guitar. The producer, Jeremy Page, makes sure Morris' emotionally direct performances on Banshee sparkle.