Wednesday, March 25, 2009

#22 - More Vocals, Denouement and A New Chapter Begins

In this episode of the Casey Stratton Podcast I discuss new recordings I'm working on, play another vocals-only mix, this time of the song Escape from Painting the Trees: DIVIDE B-sides Disc 2 and then discuss the final months with Sony. This includes moving back to Michigan and being disappointed when the label declined to fund a great touring opportunity. I then perform a cover of Sarah McLachlan's Hold On. Music recommendation is Paula Cole's 1994 debut Harbinger.

Following in the footsteps of Sinéad O'Connor and Tori Amos, Paula Cole is an art-rock singer-songwriter who turns her personal wounds into songs full of facile psychologizing and strained allegory with overwrought, humorless music to match. Harbinger, the debut album from the Massachussetts native, is full of grievances against glamorous romantic rivals, patronizing men, insensitive high school classmates and cross-burning racists--all so broadly drawn that everyone can easily join in the complaint. --Geoffrey Himes

Listen to Podcast #22

1 comment:

aerotrooper said...

I would have loved to hear you cover Paula Cole's "Feelin' Love". :) Those lyrics are so trashy and great. The part of the song where she answers the door "in this little soaking wet t-shirt" might need to be modified for a male singer though... or not. :)

I loved hearing "Hold on" though.. Great job with that one!