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Montreal's Myriam Gendron works poetry in to her latest album



Montreal-based singer/songwriter Myriam Gendron made the loveliest record in 2014, by taking poems written by Dorothy Parker and making them into these killer, sweet songs.

I only knew of Parker as the Algonquin Table satirist famous for her quick wit and had no idea she wrote poems at all. The arrangements are stripped down, subtle, and smart. We mention it here even though it's not a new release, because it was initially issued in a run of just 300 copies, and the Northampton-based Feeding Tube label thankfully repressed another 400.

This is endearing and unassuming stuff, perfect for fans of Karen Dalton, Broadcast, and Michael Hurley.

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