Fresh and local: Little Crow proves less is more on debut LP

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      Little Crow

      Clearly embracing the maxim that less is more, local alt-folk duo Little Crow keeps things spare on this four-song release.

      Sometimes we hear nothing but singer-songwriter Emily Seal’s voice and Kas Baker’s guitar. “Devil in Disguise” features more of a full-band sound, complete with distant-thunder drums, but that only adds to the haunting, country-noir sound.

      “Sweet Time” strips things back to the basic elements, but adds heaven-sent multitracked harmonies and searing cello courtesy of Alex Hauka.

      Put Little Crow on a playlist alongside Daughter and Kandle, then settle in to watch the November rain.