Elizabeth has been writing for PopMatters since 2006. Most of her time is consumed by listening to, writing about, or talking about music. She also plays sax and violin in various ensembles in Tacoma, Washington, where she lives as a student studying music and economics. She hopes to combine the two in order to expand music education and its positive effects on lower-income communities.
This is a lovely and cohesive disc which, through carefully constructed phrases full of direction and intent, proves the duo of Aaron Espinoza and Ariana Murphy to be one of indie's most underrated acts.
Spin it on your stereo late one night in a dark, empty room, and you may find that its pervasive despondence will mingle with your disappointment, your exhaustion, your heartbreak, and somehow make you feel just a little bit better.