Review : Julia Nunes - I Think You Know
AbsolutepunkHaving recently completed the most dynamic and revolutionary decade the music business has ever seen, it's truly a mixed bag as to what's in store in the coming months. One thing is for certain, the rise of YouTube-inspired artists will probably only increase. Take for example, upstate New York's Julia Nunes. Posting choice covers and a few rare originals under the name Jaaaaaaaaaaa, Nunes became an overnight sensation. Her sudden fame found her opening select dates with Ben Folds and others. To date, she's released two full-length albums and is currently touring in support of her new EP I Think You Know.
Using her tride-and-true ukelele as her main weapon, the disc opens with "I Think You Know," a sly, cheeky kiss-off not unlike Erin McKeown or Lily Allen. Its playful, sarcastic and quite biting. Showing a softer side, she tackles sentimentality and inner-reflection in "Grown a Pair," a ditty which presents lines like, "I wish that I was taller, like when I go to shows, in truth I wish that I was smaller."...full text
SnobsmusicJulia Nunes has been making music since she was 13 years old, now in her early twenties she already has two full length albums under her belt. On February 2nd the musician releases her new EP, I Think You Know.
The ukulele playing Nunes proves she has a pop ear on the opener "August", a track that has a Dar Williams-like elegance in its vocal harmonies.
Those vocal harmonies don't last long, as they all but disappear from the remainder of the album. On songs like "Comatose", her deep vocals are hopelessly drowned in the mix. When they can be heard, they come across as harsh, in a style of Ani Difranco, completely unsuited to the music.
The lyrics may be the strongest aspect of I Think You Know. The title track in particular tells a vivid tale in clever language. Sadly, they are not featured as prominently on the record as they should be....full text
BloggerCan you scream at people while wielding a hefty ukulele? It's hard but, yes, it can be done. Julia Nunes, a 20 year old singer-songwriter from Rochester, NY, has assembled five songs for her new I Think You Know EP. With the lo-fi backing her lyrics are brought to the center stage, ap plece where they feel quite at ease. Halfway between Kristin Hersh and Carole King, she has already toured with Ben Folds.
With this EP Julia Nunes will convince the indie folk circuit that there is new name they should to invite to play in their clubs.
I Think You Know is released on her own label Rude Butler Records). Release date: February 2....full text
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