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HOLY CRAP, looks like I’m confirmed to play All Tomorrow’s Parties in May.* And, here’s some formerly top-secret info I can finally reveal: I’m opening a couple of shows (playing solo) on the historic, unprecedented tour by the Silver Jews. Flying out there and flying back. Just two shows: Asheville on March 12th and Carrboro on the 14th. Mind you, if you’re in the Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill / Carrboro area, don’t cancel your plans to see me there on Feb. 24th ‘cuz that’ll be a headlining slot with a full band, whereas these Silver Jews shows are just solo… oh, you know, I’m just sayin’. Nobody’s coming out to those shows on MY account anyway, it’s all about the Joos. :-)
* Oops… it’s actually called "The United Sounds of ATP UK 2006." That’s a mouthful! I’ll just be referring to it as ATP if y’all don’t mind. :-)
A review of my Ancestors single that appeared in the U.K. music tabloid MELODY MAKER…
Edith Frost has a mesmerising, ghostly presence. Her voice is fragile and sickly — it feels at first a bit like a cold hand on your shoulder. It’s funny that she should be singing about ancestors, because she has a voice from the past, a gentle, curious oddity from another time and culture. Sometimes she sounds like the memory of a century old Sioux spreading terrible wisdoms. Sometimes she sounds like the madwoman in the attic. Actually, she’s probably a wee woman from Partick who runs a laundrette, but then music is alchemy, isn’t it?
A 3-song single released in the U.K. in the summer of 1997. (I’m not sure of the exact date.) The single is now out of print, though two of the songs were later re-released on the Shanti Project 2 benefit compilation. Chuck Cors did an amazing video for the title song, if you want to check that out.
…CALLING OVER TIME re-maps the darkest of territories, recalls the most poignant of moments and listened to under the right circumstances is…levitational. Can’t recommend it enough.