Catch, the latest from Toronto-based Dana Gavanski, vibrantly recalls Burn Your Fire For No Witness, had Angel Olsen’s smouldering breakthrough release been kindled with remnant copies of Race Horses’ first-rate second record Furniture. A Good Thing. ’Tis a great thing, in fact, as warbling guitars set the stage for a quietly theatrical vocal performance that is at turns both self-deprecating and decidedly self-aware, which drifts over the kind of ebbing, flowing orchestral current in which Andy Shauf luxuriates so often. Really, truly lovely stuff.
Dana Gavanski plays The Islington on November 20th.