“Oh My Northern Soul”
From Shilpa Ray‘s Last Year’s Savage
Liner notes: Oozing cool as she pumps her trademark harmonium, Ray declares independence, murmuring, “I wanna be anything and everything but good.”
Behind the music: The New Jersey-raised provocateur previously fronted Beat the Devil and recorded as Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers. Aided by Nick Cave, she covered the Brecht-Weill classic “Pirate Jenny” on 2013’s Son of Rogues Gallery comp.
Check it out if you like: The elegantly wasted, i.e., Tom Waits, Jolie Holland, and Marianne Faithfull.