July Flame is a variety of peach Laura Veirs came across in an Oregon farmers' market. Their sweet beauty inspired her new album's title track, a lush evocation of a midsummer night's reverie, as exquisitely complex as the life teeming at that time of year. But with a slight hitch in her voice and Eyvind King's somber viola lurking deep in the mix, Veirs also provides a bittersweet hint that it's all ephemeral; July's fecund felicity inevitably yields to February's frost, and with it, she suggests, maybe love... More >>>