Album: Door Girl
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I’m pretty sure that it was Kirk who turned me on to Door Girl, the 2017 album by Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Shilpa Ray. A roman à clef concept album, Door Girl mixed straight-ahead rock, 50s pastiches, fast ones, slow ones and everything else under the sun in service of her story songs about life in post-millennial New York City.
There were a lot of great songs on Door Girl, but my favorite — naturally — was the the most unhinged, “EMT Police and the Fire Department,” which tells of a night where, well, let’s let Ray set the scene over a quietly meandering electric guitar: