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"LOU CANON - Lou Canon"

Lou Canon (aka Leanne Greyerbiehl) introduces herself with this debut album as soft, sweet and friendly. The record from the teacher-by-day is simple and pleasant, with Canon cooing melodically, with cutesy songs such as "My Girls," "More Than You" and even a cover of the Cure's "Close to Me" to the humbler "Heart as a Ghost." Some edge comes through via electric guitars on tunes like "Heart Of." Canon recorded the album at Skyscraper National Park with Hayden, Howie Beck and other musicians, such as Bahamas' Afie Jurvanen. It's a nice collaborative effort, with Canon shining brightly ahead, and the appeal is there. But if you can't take a lot of cutesy girl vocals and light piano tunes in long doses, then split this one up a bit. - Exclaim


"LOU CANON - Lou Canon"

Lou Canon (aka Leanne Greyerbiehl) introduces herself with this debut album as soft, sweet and friendly. The record from the teacher-by-day is simple and pleasant, with Canon cooing melodically, with cutesy songs such as "My Girls," "More Than You" and even a cover of the Cure's "Close to Me" to the humbler "Heart as a Ghost." Some edge comes through via electric guitars on tunes like "Heart Of." Canon recorded the album at Skyscraper National Park with Hayden, Howie Beck and other musicians, such as Bahamas' Afie Jurvanen. It's a nice collaborative effort, with Canon shining brightly ahead, and the appeal is there. But if you can't take a lot of cutesy girl vocals and light piano tunes in long doses, then split this one up a bit. - Exclaim


"Lou Canon Album Review"

From Sting to Sleigh Bells’ Alexis Krauss, there’s a long line of schoolteachers who’ve become musicians, and Toronto’s Lou Canon adds her name to the list with this Hayden-produced debut album.

Her profession could also account for the naive, childlike quality in the 10 tracks. Canon coos sweetly over staccato keys, horns, strings and delicate percussion. Credit Hayden for the production, which allows subtle depth to creep through the instrumental sparseness.

The short run time and easy-listening melodies make the album feel slight. But that’s made up for with warmth, especially on a cover of the Cure’s Close To Me that retains all the atypical breeziness of the original. Hayden’s vocals are a nice foil to Canon’s on In Fall, though had the song come later in the sequence it would’ve broken up some of the album’s monotony. - NOW magazine


"LOU CANON - Lou Canon (4 Stars)"

The just-sweet-enough (and only once or twice too-sweet) vocals of school teacher by day/sister-in-law of Hayden by night Lou Canon are infectious and lovely, and are perfectly accented by the sparse, poppy instrumentation of Canon and her kin. Like little lullabies, My Girls and the baroque pop of Here as a Ghost will seep into your subconscious, but it’s that sweetness of More Than You and a cover of The Cure’s Close to Me that really cement Canon as a new, crossover voice in the indie pop world. The singer even gets a little sultry on her debut with To Find Your Bed, proving her subtle diversity as a songwriter and vocalist. Closer After All is a great sing-a-long for the kids, and to be honest, the rest of us. - The Uniter


Discography

LP Release
September 2011: Lou Canon - Lou Canon

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Lou Canon is a musician in Toronto. She teaches for a living and sings for a loving. She once reserved her wild imagination and playfulness for the classroom. Her students were happy, but something was amiss.

Although she continued to teach, her day no longer ended with the bell. She would unravel her bun at the door and spend her nights three stories above street level, in a very special place called Skyscraper National Park. Alongside Canadian musician, Hayden, she created, laughed, lingered, swore, drank tea, drank wine and slowly built her debut album.

Produced by Hayden Desser, Lou Canon’s record of that same name was released September 13th, 2011 on Hardwood/Universal. She hopes for what we all hope for – to turn a loving into a living.