Month: November 2023

1/2/3/4 — #282 — Dreaming of Ghosts

I’m a huge fan of the Self Help Group who return with a fantastic collection of songs – Dream of A Ghost. On their third album, they still retain their love of Americana but add electronic flourishes and stunning layering of harmonies as they weave narratives of love, loss and strange obsessions. A magic listen from start to finish. As well, equally brilliant new music from Hannah Cameron, Lewis Coleman, Rubberbucket and Kacey Johansing….plus MUCH MORE!

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1/2/3/4 — #281 — New Shadows

Jerry David DeCicca’s 5th solo album, New Shadows, is a literary-goth, avant-Americana meditation. Synthetic and surreal, it features a stunning cast of special guests from vocalist Rosali to Los Lobos guitarist David Hidalgo and many more. The production for the album is modelled on Jerry’s love of his favourite early 80’s albums (Lindsey Buckingham’s Law & Order, ZZ Top’s Afterburner, Robert Palmer’s Clues, Lou Reed’s New Sensations,) while the songs’ architectures and pathos lean more towards Warren Zevon, Townes Van Zandt, and John Prine. A excellent release you should explore.

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1/2/3/4 — #280 — Languish In Anguish

Maura Weaver has been touring for nearly fifteen years with regional projects around Ohio (Mixtapes, Ogikubo Station, The Homeless Gospel Choir, Direct Hit!, The Mimes) that kept her tethered to both the road and to sounds that were not always her own. She’s wanted to do a solo project since she was a teenager, but it took pandemic isolation to force her to confront the reasons why. I’m glad she’s gotten around to record a fantastic collection of songs.

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