We like to compare bands to other bands, especially if the other bands are local, or small, or obscure: Thats why were excited to report that Los Angeles Big Eagle sounds like the Pillows meets Two Sheds, but the attitude is all Prairie Dog. Lets hear it for sweet-voiced hipster lady bandleaders! Big Eagle itself identifies influences like Emmylou Harris and Stephen Stills, but goes in for some oddballs, too, vintage style: Bobbie Gentry and Buffy Sainte-Marie. But leaving aside all those other folks, singer/songwriter Robyn Miller channels pure campfire smoke and bottles of amber liquid in her lyrical poetics, as on the aching Colorado. A beautiful, no-nonsense tone stretches out of her, to spin sad stories like the irresistible By Satellite, whose refrain repeats, Secretly you want me dead.