leah brooke is a singer/songwriter from madison/wisconsin. on her new album 'royal jelly', she combines wordy/witty lyrics and an expressive vocal presence with indie rock production moves.
it's a well developed, fully realized album and a good showcase for her ability to capture a variety of moods in her songs, from ominous and dark ('abalone shells') to lightheartedly fatalistic ('live til you die'). the lyrics are full of strange, evocative imagery.
listen to more here.