Playing tracks by
Tarnation, Sylvie Simmons, Caribou, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Sean Nicholas Savage and more.
This show was 26th in the global folk chart.
The great new Caribou album loomed large over this wk's show - from it we played the gorgeous 'All I ever need'. I find I'm pairing it with the new W&P material, they have a second thrilling single of drumbeat soul from their upcoming new album.
I've been reading the 4AD biography of late so I thought it'd be nice to pull out some Tarnation from 1997, an old No Disco staple in the Donal Dineen days. You could file that sound next to Calexico, so as luck would have it we also had the writer Sylvie Simmons with her debut album produced by that other Tucson legend Howe Gelb.
Sean Nicholas Savage plays in Ireland this wk, Paul Smith & Peter Brewis with beautiful chamber pop.
A Lazarus Soul and Women's Christmas, two fine Irish bands with new albums out around now.
Jennifer Castle and AWVFTS, you'll find more on the blog; Circus Devils and GBV, connected by Robert Pollard.
And the brilliantly lugubrious voice of Dan Michaelson, like Lambchop in a lower register. Enjoy.