Steady Eye Shaky Bow
Reviewed by Margaret Moser, Fri., June 3, 2011
Suzanna ChoffelSteady Eye Shaky Bow
Don't let the title fool you, there's nothing unsure about anything in Steady Eye Shaky Bow. Suzanna Choffel's sophomore release and her first full-length since 2006's Shudders & Rings shoots for the sky from the opening track "Archer" on her exuberant sound. By turns sultry and soulful, bubbling with her sizzling brand of eclectic indie pop ("Hot Shot," "Racecar," "So the Story Goes"), Steady Eye also comes with a secret weapon. Most artists pray their second disc brings back the audience from the first, but Choffel comes armed with a fresh arrangement of "Raincloud," the captivating composition most likely to catapult her into the next stage (if "Animal" doesn't). A class act born and raised here in Austin, Choffel's imprinted with pure confidence matched by the luminous production by Danny Reisch, local producer of the year who gave the Bright Light Social Hour such fine mojo. Here's to Choffel's second act!