Greta Gaines, Can’t Kill the Flavor

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Falling somewhere between Alanis Morrissette and Paula Cole, Greta Gaines builds sturdy, hook-driven songs on thumping electronic beats and steady acoustic strumming. She's got a kind of everywoman charm — over a slow bass thunk in "Honeycomb" she extols the virtues of a particular piece of, erm, "paraphernalia" (hint: its legality is questionable), and "Heart of Snow" employs a country twang to bemoan a ruined love. Gaines is a sure bet for fans of music with spunk and a sly sense of humor.