Joan As Police Woman (a trio fronted by Joan Wasser of Antony & The Johnsons) occupies a strange space between â€˜90s-style alt-rock chick music and the hipster folk of Regina Spektor. The new record, â€œTo Survive,â€ is a solid release, the kind youâ€™d expect from their last release. Some very well done quiet piano tunes, without swells or pomp, and then some nice pop ditties. For example, â€œHolidayâ€ is Joanâ€™s take on a Joni Mitchell song. And I donâ€™t mean itâ€™s just similar, I mean itâ€™s like a spitting image. Itâ€™s also really good. I canâ€™t figure out why I like it so much more than most JM tunes. The albumâ€™s quieter moments are often where true original brilliance comes out. â€œTo Be Lonelyâ€ is a beautiful song that will haunt you hours after you hear it, and yet it is simple and so soft you must strain to hear it. Itâ€™s the masterpiece of the album. After hearing it, even the duet with Rufus Wainwright on â€œTo Americaâ€ is a mere afterthought.