50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't be Wrong is the debut by Alabama-raised, Austin-based Caroline Sallee, aka Caroline Says. After college Sallee took a job as a waitress in Yellowstone as an exercise in solitude and independence. With the money she saved there, she took a transformative journey via Greyhound to explore the West Coast before returning to Alabama where she would record her debut album in her parents’ basement. 50 Million puts us in the seat right next to Sallee where we can feel the warm West Coast light through the window, the bus route charting the lines between our youth, and our delayed future. These kinds of debuts can sometimes feel like an over-promise of what is to come, but in the case of Caroline Says there's clearly plenty more thread to be unraveled. It'll be a pleasure to see where the next bus ride takes us.
She makes music not unlike Jessica Pratt or Tiny Vipers, atmospheric folk that envelops you.
It’s a winner for sure.
…brilliant debut album…
An auspicious debut.
…Caroline Sallee dives into lovelorn wistfulness like an Olympian…
This record could have been made in 1964 or 1973, yet still sounds so now.