With a smoky voice and an affection for the vocal era, girl groups, and Brill Building pop, Molly Burch’s yearning indie pop tunes encompass infatuation, defiance, and despair. She made her debut in 2017 with Please Be Mine.
Raised in Los Angeles by show business parents (her father a writer/producer, her mother a casting director), Burch grew up on a diet of classic film musicals and vocal legends like Billie Holiday and Nina Simone, and started singing as a preteen. She went on to study jazz vocal performance at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. After graduating, she relocated to Austin, Texas with a goal to write her own music and have a go at a music career. There, she reconnected with guitarist Dailey Toliver, whom she had met in college. They recorded most of her full-length debut at Dan Duszynski’s studio in Dripping Springs, Texas in a single day, with minimal overdubs the following day. Captured Tracks released the album of reverb-washed love songs Please Be Mine the week of Valentine’s Day 2017. She followed it up a year-and-a-half later with the equally stylized but more personal First Flower, which was recorded in Austin with Erik Wofford (Adam Torres, She Sir). Recorded by Jarvis Taveniere (Woods) and Will Paterson (Sleep Good), The Molly Burch Christmas Album offered a dozen holiday tunes, including two originals, in late 2019. ~ Marcy Donelson, Rovi