Mirah

Small Sale

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If the five songs on Mirah's Small Sale EP sound like more of her debut album, You Think It's Like This But Really It's Like This, it's probably because they were recorded over the three year period (1999-2001) during which the singer recorded and toured for it. Thankfully, more of the same from Mirah Y.Z.T. is anything but dull. An exceedingly clever lyricist who is never disingenuous, she's crammed Small Sale full of spare, pretty melodies that are contrasted with unabashed lyrics like "whatever happened to the sweet young chick/who fell for the babe with the strap-on prick." Mirah's sweetly expressive, breathy voice, that she inflects like Lucinda Williams and occasionally Juliana Hatfield, is intoxicatingly endearing, as are the electronic beats and textures she uses as deftly as she does a ukulele or acoustic guitar. Mirah is a rare musician who actually sounds dedicated to and confident in her art, and the byproduct is a fresh, liberating set of songs.

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