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Smoky-voiced Americana veteran Amy LaVere explores retro rock’s odd corners on “You Can’t Keep Me,” from her third album Stranger Me. The ethereal pedal steel guitar notes heard on her earlier albums give way to slinky, spy-movie strumming and a giddy girl-group bounce. LaVere’s understated vocals and emotionally complex lyrics are wed to a big, brassy Phil Spector-ish ‘60s pop barrage that sounds like the UK's Camera Obscura with a subtle Southern twist. “Keep” is a rueful, rejected romance anthem with a sweet, danceable beat. -- Lawrence Kay
"You Can't Keep Me"Amy LaVere