From Eleni Mandell
Eleni Mandell explores the joys and trials of being a mother to young twins with the help of Nick Lowe’s crack backing band and producer Neil Brockbank on her new album 'Let's Fly a Kite,' out January 28 on Yep Roc Records. Her second for Yep Roc, the album sees a standard-bearer of the L.A. singer-songwriter scene offer a window into her new parental role through characteristically wry lyrics, noirish vocals and sunny, orchestral-pop arrangements. The two-steps, waltzes and weepers on 'Let's Fly a Kite' take inspiration from years past, but here Mandell is a thoroughly modern woman.
Eleni signed to Yep Roc for 2012's 'I Can See the Future,' which was produced by Joe Chiccarelli (The Shins, The Strokes). She's been compared to Chrissie Hynde and PJ Harvey by Spin, early Elvis Costello by Rolling Stone, and Joni Mitchell by Paste; as The Los Angeles Times puts it, Mandell is "gifted with a voice that's as smoky and coolly moderate as a chanteuse secreting a pearl-handled revolver beneath her dress in a noir novel."
This sampler features tracks from “I Can See The Future” and her upcoming album, “Let’s Fly a Kite.”