Masha Marjieh – No End
Former lead chanteuse of dirt-rockers The Octopus pulls the magic carpet out from beneath our feet and delivers an album of stark, haunting gorgeousness. It feels like a true calling, but one that required a few broken shells to locate. Pain, loss, lust, desire, hope—this is the voice of a woman who’s lived. You can hear it. And there’s something here the Lana Dels of the world might only reach for in their most affected daydreams. Perfectly frayed, bravely fragile, this one casts a spell and is likely to find life far beyond the orbit of Masha’s Detroit rock contingent.