CD REVIEW: Rachael Cantu "Far And Wide"

Rachael Cantu is a lot like Tegan and Sara were when they were first starting out. Her music is mellow and features clever arrangements and lyricism, yet still highly organic. She doesn't not rely on heavy production, and is highlighted by the fact that her music is so down to Earth. The sound of the album is typical indie rock, with twists and turns thrown in for good measure. The first track on the album, and possibly the best, is "Devil's Tunder" which has an almost gospel feel to it. The closing track, another standout, "Little Ocean Town" dials the music back all the way to showcasing her vocals and her guitar. Cantu is a gem in the music world, and it's a shame that she is not more widely known. With this album, which features a guest vocal appearance from Tegan Quin, she is sure to begin the climb to indie rock stardom as her friends, the Quin sisters, already have.