There’s no better name for Crain’s band than the Midnight Shivers.
Led by the Oklahoma Shawnee Indian’s haunting and hypnotic voice, the group plays the kind of songs you can easily imagine coming from a dusty record player as you stumble through a creepy, dark cabin. Not that this EP concerns itself with cheap scares – the songs are stark and stirring.
Crain sings with an unusual, hard-to-pinpoint accent; her voice rests somewhere between Feist and Martha Wainwright. This five-track taste will leave listeners anxiously awaiting a full-length album.
Samantha Crain and the Midnight Shivers – “The Confiscation: A Musical Novella” – Ramseur Records ****
Charlotte Observer, written by Courtney Devores