Erin McKeown goes live
The live album is a dangerous weapon. If you’re good, it can only confirm your extraordinary skills as a performer, but if you rely on studio trickery and robots, then the live album leaves you nothing to hide behind. Fortunately, throughout her career, Erin McKeown has avoided the dangerous seduction of the robotic, so it’s safe to assume Lafayette will be further proof of her talent.
Though she has recorded five albums and two EPs, Lafayette is McKeown’s first official live release. Named after the street address of New York’s Joe’s Pub, the album will surely recreate the live experience for loyal fans and new listeners alike. In a postmodern twist, McKeown will also tour in the fall to promote the live album, and logic dictates that when she tours for her next studio album, she should play in small, sterile rooms.