“California Fade... is a clear-headed
and infinitely tender assessment of life
as a married woman, a key player among family and friends, and a sometimes hesitant yet
determined artistic self-starter.In other words, it’s the story of a woman’s life."
Ann Powers - The Los Angeles Times
“…It’s a mature, unique approach to the classic singer/songwriter vibe.
That Dog remain a profoundly underrated band, and Waronker's solo work deserves a
profoundly large amount of attention.”
Kyle Anderson – MTV.com
“Anna’s album is at times playful, wistful,
revelatory, and powerful…
I also love the production – the strings, the harmonies – it’s spare and luxurious at the same time.”
Anne Litt – KCRW
knows exactly what she's doing
as a writer and producer; it's in her experience and blood…. Highly, highly recommended.”
Brian Smith – Detroit Metro Times
“Play California Fade and see if you can
count all of the beautiful musical ghosts.
Waronker has Aimee Mann's gift for deadpan, stinging delivery
and a generation of singer-songwriters' shoulders to stand upon.”
Shawn Amos – Huffington Post
“California Fade has the effortless sound
of a pro who knows exactly who she is
and how to present herself. Every guitar riff enters at the right second,
every piano melody is direct and every violin string is in its place
— and they all act as a frame for Waronker's girlish voice and confiding lyrics.”
M.J. Fine – Philadelphia City Paper
“'Cannibals and Quicksand' is wonderful...
with its magical synths and earnest lyrics evoking a bit of Nilsson’s song craft and even Lou Reed’s
Transformer album.But don’t confuse these touches of potential influence with an album that
is derivative, because California Fade is wholly original."
Less Lee Moore - Popshifter
By turns hard rocking and lushly gorgeous,
the album deals with relationships and family issues with warmth and empathy, leavened by the
bitter tang of darkness and doubt.”
Pat Moran – Option