I am happy to recommend the latest effort by the very talented Andrea Perry. Her latest, Four, is peppy chamber pop laced with darkness, loss and, somehow, hope - some of my favorite combinations. You'll be reminded of Susanna Hoffs, Matthew Sweet, The Banana Splits, XTC, Jellyfish, Elliot Smith, and The Carpenters...but it is wholly her own. I played a very small part in financing the effort via Kickstarter and it was money well spent.
These songs sound like lush, pop standards from another era that you just missed the first time around. Chris Searles and Andy Sharp, who helped me make my Shake the Gates EP, also play on the record. PLEASE give her a listen.
Oh, she played almost every instrument on the album as well. And produced it. And wrote it. Yes, she is mind-numbingly skilled and tasteful and deserves your ears.