For a musician to emerge out of the assembly line of singer/songwriters, they need to possess something more than talent. They need passion—a certain wonderful strangeness to stand out amongst the Adele imitators. And it’s safe to say that Long Beach native, Brenda Carsey, has enough passion, drive, and, well, weirdness to ensure that one day soon, we’ll all say, “Oh yeah, I knew her when.” This Tuesday at the equally unique and amazing Prospector, Carsey releases her new album, Lazy Daze. What's remarkable about the new record is that her songs are not necessarily original, but they have a unique blend of styles, mixing a syrupy sweet sound (Colbie Caillat) with a beautiful darkness (Regina Spektor and Feist) and a vocal range with a potential of virtuosity.
Tue., Nov. 6, 9 p.m., 2012