I lerve the Cowsills, but, at the moment I'm really loving the youngest Cowsill, Susan Cowsill. I've been playing her song "Real Life" endlessly since first hearing it two days ago; this song sounds like it was grown in sunlit shade, seeded by the Left Banke.

Until I heard this track, I'd not heard any of her solo work. Her two kinda recent albums, Just Believe It (2005) and Lighthouse (2010), are billed as Americana, but to me, it's more of a rural rock '73-/74-style update. Like, think less suede fringe and cocaine and more pastoral contentment. It's awesome she is still playing and is STILL relevant. Many child musicians with pop-star billing tend to become fenced in and can't move forward as they're expected to be a fucking oldies act.