Avant-folkie Lys Guillorn (Liss Guh-LORN) released a self-titled work in Springtime 2003 around the Connecticut indie Small Cowgirl. Prior to going single, Guillorn performed in the Danbury, CT-based Jargon Culture, a “chamber punk” combo that included a cello. On her behalf single bow, the songwriter performed a lot of the devices, including guitars, body organ, bells, and melodica. She also collaborated with manufacturer Jeff Fuerzeig, who reached out to pals like Stanley Demeski and Brenda Sauter from the Feelies and Luna/Galaxie 500 kingpin Dean Wareham for efforts. The effect was a gloomy, twangy work that suggested performers just like the Handsome Family members and Cat Power.