Singer/songwriter Diego Garcia's 2011 solo debut, Laura, is a gorgeously crafted and ceaselessly melodic mix of soft-focus '60s and '70s-influenced pop. Where his former band Elefant (who broke up in 2010) favored a kind of '80s-influenced post-punk revivalism, Garcia is clearly enamored with the symphonic echo-chamber sound of such artists as Harry Nilsson, Donovan, Nick Garrie, and others. Ultimately, Garcia's Laura, much like the sensual, lightly flamenco-inflected ballad "All Eyes on You" that closes out the album, is a roiling fever-dream caravan that simmers in your head long after it's passed.
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Diego Garcia:Laura (2011). Genre: Indie Pop. Album by Diego Garcia. You Were Never There.
Diego Garcia is an American musician. He was the lead singer of the band Elefant and later became a solo artist. Garcia was born in Detroit, Michigan to Argentine parents, raised in Tampa, Florida, and educated at Brown University. He first broke into the music world as the lead singer of the New York-based band Elefant, a group aligned with the postmodern movement. New York magazine once described him as the Sexiest Lead Singer.
Roses and Wine Lyrics. Ever since it started, girl, I always knew From that moment, that I would love you It was Sunday morning, the bells in the air As I caught the shadow of your long red hair. Roses and wine Crimson and thyme Roses and wine. You talk so slowly in the morning rain I remember forever our fates the same I knew from that moment all things must end There is no reason for us to pretend. Roses and wine Crimson and thyme Roses and wine
Label: Nacional Records. On his solo debut, Elefant frontman Garcia both sticks close to his band's formula and puts his stamp on it. Laura is dipped liberally in Elefant's gauzy shimmer of '60s rock (by way of post-punk). But where Elefant focused on avant-garage, Garcia reconstructs Greenwich Village, circa 1963
|1||Inside My Heart|
|2||You Were Never There|
|3||Nothing To Hide|
|4||Roses And Wine|
|7||Under This Spell|
|9||All Eyes On You|
- Art Direction – Alejandro Cardenas
- Cello – Daniel Bensi
- Engineer – Jorge Elbrecht
- Management – Jon Sidel
- Mastered By – Howie Weinberg
- Mixed By – Jorge Elbrecht
- Producer – Jorge Elbrecht
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 753182545295
|NCL-20073||Diego Garcia||Laura (LP, Album)||Nacional Records||NCL-20073||USA & Canada||2011|