Philly based artist Jane Wanes recently released pancake on June 27, 2016, which features four raw lo-fi, experimental tracks.
The first song “Nowah” is the longest song featured and is easily my favorite of the bunch. I’m a sucker for lyrics and this song tells an interesting narrative about a person named Nowah. The quirky lyrics are contrasted by a lingering melancholy vibe. “Nowah” also paints a vivid picture through use of relatable details such as Nowah’s dimples, which are “so tiny and so deep you coulda eaten Cocoa Puffs outta those cheeks.”
If you are in the mood for a more relaxed dreamy track, I’d suggest “Jupiter or Saturn” for your listening pleasure. A particular moment of interest on this track is when the melody shifts toward the end of the song to only vocals and the keyboard. This moment is then met with a brief tease from the harmonica.
All the tracks are consistently raw and have a stream of consciousness quality to them. I found this to be a particularly good listen on a rainy night wrapped in blankets, while munching on a bowl of Cheerios (or preferred late night cereal).