Louise Burns is a pop music vet. She hates when I call her this, but it’s true and I don't care. Since her teenage years playing in Lillix (signed to Madonna’s label Maverick) to her bass playing in multiple projects (including the Blue Violets and Gold & Youth) to her promising solo career, the woman is pretty much un-fuckwithable.
Two years ago, Burns released her debut solo LP Mellow Drama through Light Organ Records. Now she's got a follow-up calledThe Midnight Mass which officially drops on July 9. The Midnight Mass channels Burns original inspirations. Think Siouxsie meets Kate Bush with a punch of Depeche Mode. Burns worked closely with Colin Stewart (who also records Destroyer, Black Mountain) and the Ravonettes’ Sune Rose Wagner to edge out a more mature, 80s synth driven sound. She's also got a buttload of musicians on the record, including Cat Power’s Gregg Foreman and Ladyhawk’s Darcy Hancock on guitars, as well as Sandy from the Dum Dum Girls on drums. The first single “Emeralds Shatter” is beautiful. We needn't say more. Check it out.