Music Quick Hits | Nov. 27, 2014
some super short updates on the Chippewa Valley music scene
Local indie-pop stalwarts Meridene are in the process of recording a new full-length, the first truly new album since their yearlong hiatus (June’s Put The Fear Of God In Our Crew, a mixture of new stuff and reworked old stuff, notwithstanding). The band recently took to April Base to start recording about 12 tracks and they’re hoping to have the album out sometime next year.
Speaking of April Base, genre-bending reggae all-stars Irie Sol took to the studio to record as well, but that’s really all we know. From their Facebook page: “Big Respect and infinite gratitude to Justin Vernon for his kindness and generosity to us while recording in his studio … and all of you for supporting our music. Can’t wait to share the new tunes with you. One Love!”
Folk-rockers Adelyn Rose were featured on NPR’s “Songs We Love” blog earlier this month featuring their track “Perhaps” – a single they released this summer – and blogger Daoud Tyler-Ameen said some really nice things: “As she moves through phases of sleeping and waking, pacing and dozing, the arrangement shifts its weight around her. A moment of lucidity – ‘I need to learn to be alone’ – is challenged by the arrival of motor-like percussion, pulling her along, deepening the daydream, conjuring warmth and weight where there should be cold and empty space.”
Season 2 of the Sue Orfield show is being taped this winter/spring in front of a live studio audience at Fanny Hill. The show launched Nov. 20 with guests the Evergreen Grass Band and continues all way through September featuring guest musical acts such as The Jaggernauts and Michael Perry and the Long Beds. For more ticket info, visit www.cvctv.org/product/sostickets.