Chris Pureka with Fire and Crickets

As you know, I’ve already written about this artist, Chris Pureka, and now she has a new EP, “Chimera II,” and a stylish new video. I’m smitten. I think Chris is one of the finest young songwriters working today. Check out this track, “Old Photographs.” The LOOK videos are the brain child of Andrea Alseri: one camera, one take, one song. She’s done a bunch of them, and they’re all cool.

Here’s Chris’s performance of “Landlocked,” from her record “How I Learned to See in the Dark” (Sad Rabbit Music, 2010), at KEXP in 2010.

My Foolish Boat

Set adrift, on shapeless oceans
I did all my best to smile
Til your singing arms and fingers
Drew me loving to your eyes.

And you sang, “Sail to me, swim to me;
Let me enfold you.”

Here I am, here I am waiting to hold you.
Did I dream you dreamed about me?
Were you here when I was flotsam?

(From “Song to the Siren,” as performed by Brendan Perry and Robin Guthrie, on the “Live at KEXP” (Volume 8) CD.

The photo, another Heartless Bastards Croc shot.)