ALARM’s 50 (+5) Favorite Songs of 2012

Kaki King: GlowKaki King: “Great Round Burn” from Glow (Velour, 10/9/12)

Kaki King: “Great Round Burn”

After an auspicious start as a finger-tapping virtuoso and a transformation to singer-songwriter, guitarist Kaki King returns to her instrumental roots with Glow, her first vocal-free LP since 2004. From the sonorous, swirling strings and ukulele timbres of opener “Great Round Burn” to the Eastern tinge of “Bowen Island,” the album is full of pleasant surprises.

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