There’s no record that I’ve listened to more this month than Molly Burch’s fantastic debut album Please Be Mine, which she released via Captured Tracks. It’s still very early, but it’s already a major contender for one of my favorites albums of the young year.
On March 3 she celebrated the album’s release with a sold out performance at Union Pool in Brooklyn, featuring an all Captured Tracks lineup that also featured opening performances from EZTV and Lina Tullgren.
Burch’s sound is a delightful modern take on classic rock sounds, a throwback to the love-longing romantic nature of the 60s girl groups and pop, mixed with elements of country and even modern rock. Her smokey confident vocals commands your attention, and will certainly garner comparisons to Patsy Cline for older listeners and Angel Olsen for younger ones. With every listen her songs grow on me, surprising little pop nuggets that have me constantly coming back for more.
Her band sounded great at Union Pool, delivering eight of the ten tracks from Please Be Mine, sounding just as bold and confident as they do on the record. Her reverb-soaked vocals were transportive, resonating just as deeply in the intimate corridors of Union Pool, if not more so.
The show was all to brief, leaving us eagerly wanting more. Which is ok, as this is just the start of what’s surely a long exciting career. We’ll soon get our wish, and Burch will return to New York for a performance at The Bell House opening for Sallie Ford on April 12.
Find her setlist posted below, along with photos from all three acts.
Molly Burch Setlist:
1. Please Forgive Me
2. Not Today
4. Torn To Pieces
5. Wrong For You
7. I Love You Still