Jennifer Castle :: Pink City

Jennifer Castle has crafted one of the more beautiful records of the year. Hailing from Toronto, her voice recalls the energy of Laurel Canyon like some 40-year-old folk record might. But Pink City (No Quarter Records), Castle’s masterfully crafted new long player, is much more than a yesteryear retread.

On opener “Truth is the Freshest Fruit,” Castle sings about Golden Gates, San Francisco, letting your yellow hair down. A pastoral pairing of voice and guitar are joined by a symphony of strings and piano. The guitar takes . . .

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