pocketmouse is the acoustic side project of Julia of The Concrete Summer. almost spring is her debut LP. pocketmouse is a singer songwriter alone in her room recording onto a digital camera. Don’t expect big flashy songs, these are tender and held close to the heart. The whole album reminds me a lot of Julie Doiron and the cover of Maps is a nice touch. Julie has a nice voice that can be quietly beautiful while her guitar playing either softly backs her up with pensive, melodic picking or more actively moves the songs along with energetic strumming. I would list faovurite tracks but I just realized that it’s basically all of them. If you’re looking to sit and listen with a singer songwriter practicing their craft, pocketmouse’s almost spring will serve well.