What is it? : Lemolo is a duo from the Seattle area that trades in keyboard- and guitar-driven pop that is by turns cutting, sweeping, and comforting. Meagan Grandall’s voice is like a calligraphic pen endlessly dipping into the ink of her songwriting to deliver a brand of poetry as authentic as it is beautiful. Lounge Light is Lemolo’s first work, and is a bit unpolished when compared to the albums that have come since, but really that just adds to its charm.
Why isn’t it on vinyl? : As a self-released EP, no doubt finances came into play on that decision – vinyl ain’t cheap, especially when an artist is paying for it on their own without any label support.
Why should it be? : A well-mastered vinyl offering would allow the optimum playback for this record’s mid-ranginess, opening up the guitar/synth tones to new frequency ranges and adding an extra layer of depth to the vocal work, which is already breathtaking as it is. Besides that, it would be a perfect record to put on to make house guests prick up their ears a few songs in and ask “What is this anyway?” Maybe we’ll be treated to a pressing someday in-between future LP’s. And if that never happens, well...I can dream, right?