shaye The Bridge (EMI) Rating: NN
Canrock all-girl "supergroup" (I use that term loosely) Shaye is the comeback attempt of Lilith Fair-era honeys Damhnait Doyle, Tara MacLean and Kim Stockwood, all of whom hail from the East Coast and all of whom not so coincidentally have released albums with EMI. Hm. Their pleasant debut is a collection of sweet but forgettable femmy pop ditties that sound like tracks that didn't quite make the cut for a mid-90s Women & Song compilation. Maybe that's cuz a healthy proportion of their tunes are covers of other erstwhile rockergirls' tracks - The Bridge kicks off with Crash Vegas's On And On and closes with No Mermaid, by sometime Celtic alt-pop star Sinéad Lohan. The trio's harmonies are lovely, but the disc suffers from insipid warm fuzzy lyrics and a greasy sheen of overproduction.