Erica Freas – Patient Ones LP
Don Giovanni Records, 2016
Freas has spent much of the last decade touring and performing as a singer and guitarist in the Olympia, Washington-based punk band, RVIVR. On Patient Ones, Freas is a solo artist, operating at a lower volume with an acoustic guitar and minimal accompaniment from cellist Jen Grady. The music is pared down and raw, revealing a skillful guitarist unafraid to tread into dark waters with her lyrics.
If you have followed Freas’ work, you will recognize sparse arrangements of songs which have previously appeared in anthemic form in RVIVR (Goodbyes) and her dream-inspired collaborative project, SOMNIA (Silver). Possessing dynamic and lyrical variations, her songwriting is presented from a different angle, creating a compliment to the full-band versions.”