the Buzz for June 15th, 2012


Regina Spektor — “Small Town Moon”
(from What We Saw from the Cheap Seats) — Small Town Moon - What We Saw from the Cheap Seats

Spektor’s (largely) ass-chappingly irritating quirks and vocal tics continue to go full frontal on her just-released fourth album — which, praise be, hasn’t drawn the same outrageously ridiculous comparisons to my beloved Ms. Amos that her first three records did — but at least she’s leaping toward more relevant artistic territory this time around, as on this wistfully nostalgic piano-driven ditty about a wide-eyed young lass itching to break away. Think of it as a modern-day “She’s Leaving Home,” this one from the she‘s point of view.