July 5 street date. One of the most compelling new voices to emerge from the Montreal music scene, singer-songwriter Molly Sweeney, is set to release her debut album “Gold Rings and Fur Pelts”. Featuring nine songs that conjure up an elemental world of longing, passion, and poetry, Sweeney’s debut of folk-infused torch songs explore the dark side of rapture, showcasing her sultry, dramatic vocals and enigmatic lyrics. Molly made her musical debut 2 years ago when she met Montreal composer Sam Shalabi, and appeared on his 2009 Land of Kush album “Against the Day”. Her multi-octave performances with Land of Kush were consistently singled out for critical praise, with Brainwashed.com describing her "smoky vocals" on the 60s spy-theme number “Bilocations” as "without a doubt the centerpiece of “Against the Day,” and Strangeglue.com comparing her to “a young Shirley Bassey, alternating between fluttering vulnerability, mournful devotion and empowered passion.” In 2010, Molly began work on her latest album and recorded and mixed the songs at the Hotel2Tango Studio in Montreal with engineer/producer Radwan Moumneh. “The singer-songwriter makes an impressive solo debut with this album, which is full of tales of longing, grief and devotion” – Kevin Laforest, Montreal Hour. “A mesmerizing new voice from Montreal comes to the scene, dramatically offering emotions and stories that are deeply cast and artfully arranged. You can’t take your ears off Molly Sweeney. I hear Joni Mitchell, I hear Leonard Cohen – I hear mostly the sublime dance of Sweeney.” – Brad Wheeler, The Globe & Mail.