The Shoe, At Lem Jay’s Garage – EP

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 03.01.11 in Reviews

The Shoe is the name of both actress Jena Malone's band and the instrument she plays in it — a homemade contraption built out of an old steamer trunk, pedals and other electronics. The EP At Lem Jay's Garage (The Shoe's other half is Lem Jay Ignacio) is made of kooky, lo-fi instrumentation fronted by Malone's twangy, slightly off-key alto, singing about things like raccoons and nymphs.