Category: 1/2/3/4

1/2/3/4 — #169 — The Joys of Forgetting

Like memory itself, Allegra Krieger’s personal growth ebbs and flows across The Joys of Forgetting. She makes for an inviting companion as she connects the dots of her journey—from housekeeping at a Death Valley motel to tree-planting in Georgia, Allegra comes to understand the value of leaving something behind, while embracing the idea of forgetting as a relief.

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1/2/3/4 — #168 — Mysterious Creative Spirit

Elvis Perkins has one of the best names in Rock and Roll and showbiz is pulsing through his veins. This talented singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist burst onto the scene back in 2007 and is about to release an album that celebrates the mystery of germinating ideas with Creation Myth. He says “sometimes you do the best things when you don’t know what you’re doing” Amen Brother!

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1/2/3/4 — #167 — Turn It On Again!

An episode of welcome returns for some favourite artists. Tinpan Orange are back with their first track in two years. Recorded pre-Covid-19, it’s a catchy earworm with a prescient twist in it’s message. SA’s Tom West returns to Australia from Brooklyn after three years with a stellar new album, it has a mature melancholic twist – incredibly beautiful. Astrid Munday fulfills a promise to her husband – the late great Producer Tony Cohen – with her first release in fourteen years. Plus essential new releases from Grace Turner, Lisa Richards, Thibault and much more…..

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1/2/3/4 — #166 — Turbo-Powered Take Off!

When you’re stuck inside, nothing like an exotic playlist to make you feel like you’re taking a holiday! Opening the door with a thunderous and eclectic 60’s/70’s influenced afro-soul sound are The Budos Band. Celebrating 15 years from the release of their debut album, we’ll kick off with the powerful new single ahead of their new album, Long In The Tooth. Then prepare for an heady assortment of Voudou Rhythms, Cosmic Funk and New Tropicalia.

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1/2/3/4 — #165 — Elegiac Meditations

Caitlin Pasko’s songs thrive on the tension between dynamics, tempo, and space. Her upcomng album Greenhouse, documents the dissolution of relationships, written during and in the wake of an emotionally abusive partnership. We feature the latest single, a powerful cry for freedom. Highly recommended. 

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1/2/3/4 — #164 — Cuddle Magic

Cuddle Magic recorded their newest album in a bathroom.Bath is a document of Cuddle Magic playing a lot like they did when they started out. They re-invent tropes of 21st-century pop song structure with the quietest acoustic sounds. This album is also, simply put, the sound of six people in the same room breathing and listening together.

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1/2/3/4 — #163 — Give Us The Light

While the members of Atlanta’s Arbor Labor Union are involved in and influenced by the scene and ideology of DIY punk and hardcore, they are indebted to Cosmic Americana Music, Whitman-esque optimism and appreciation toward nature, and the working-class sympathies of Woody Guthrie. In their words, “CCR meets The Minute Men.” This release from February still stands tall amongst the releases of 2020.

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1/2/3/4 — #161 — You Be You

I’m a big fan of This Way North. This duo have been on the road for years, between Australia and Canada, though like all musicians have kept a smaller footprint due to Covid-19. In January this year they recorded some songs in Nashville for their upcoming EP 3. The most recent single, You be You is at its heart celebratory, a salute to honouring and appreciating the differences in relationships, no matter what challenges arise. As well, excellent new tunes from Pop Filter, Andrew Tuttle and Sonic Boom.

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1/2/3/4 — #160 — Daylight Star

Two years ago, Sun Cutter (aka Kevin Pearce) suffered a heart attack. As well as having to redress his excessive living, his rehabilitation involved writing and recording for his new project. He makes harmony-drenched indie soul-folk anthems reminiscent of Cat Stevens, Teenage Fanclub and Tom Petty.

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1/2/3/4 — #159 — The Big Pop Heart of DC Cardwell

I’ve never met DC Cardwell, but through listening to his hook laden, catchy pop songs, I know we’d be talking for hours and hours. There is a wonderful distillation of melodic guitar pop from the ages compressed into his music that will have you humming for days. Born in Northern Ireland and now based in glorious Tassie, he’s back with a cracking new album Crystal Set – all the instruments played by either himself or his son Samuel.

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