My World View
Alison Faith Levy is a keyboardist, vocalist and songwriter for the wildly successful psychedelic rock band for kids, The Sippy Cups. My World View is her second full-length solo album on Magnetic Motorworks, and picks up where her previous album The Fog Show left off, replacing a modest melancholia with a more assured, full pop sound. Her gorgeous piano work, eloquent lyrics and stunning voice are befriended by unique and intricate arrangements this time around, with instruments ranging from tuba to accordion to 12-string Rickenbacker. A proper string quartet graces the pop gem "The Apprentice," a lonesome horn section adorns "Poetry," and strumming acoustic guitars and mandolin drive the country-flavored "Ball of String." A full band rocks through the title track, while the Counting Crows' David Immergluck adds his menacing guitar to "The Poison." Levy recorded two albums and toured as the keyboardist in The Loud Family, performed in The Minstrel in the Galleries with John Wesley Harding, sings blues, jazz & country standards with acoustic guitar legend Dale Miller, and is the vocalist for avant-improv group Mushroom. Her various musical projects have only served to broaden her palette and deepen her sound.