Best of Boston

2011 Best Music, New Arist

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper

With an unadulterated sound and a timeless, gamine look, Aly Spaltro, a.k.a. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, upstages every testosterone-fueled act in Boston. Her voice is light yet certain, as are her banjo and guitar stylings, which will sound even better when properly recorded (until now, her bedroom has served as her studio). Next to Spaltro’s spare verses and trancelike repetition, everything else sounds like a whole lotta noise.