White as Diamonds — Alela Diane

Logan McMillen

One of those under-appreciated gems. Alela Diane sounds like she grew up singing on a porch, her timbre is other-worldy and her lyrical content evokes dry, winter imagery with several allusions to a rough agrarian lifestyle. She calls to mind other great freak-folk bands like The Decemberists, M. Ward, Iron and Wine, but with a vocal proficiency that outshines all of them.