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Ken Tucker on Caitlin Rose’s The Stand In:
As its title suggests, The Stand-In finds Rose assuming various roles in her songs, but they really boil down to two: the person who’s been wronged and the person who’s committed a wrong. Rose produced this album with Jordan Lehning and Skylar Wilson, who also co-wrote much of the material with her. The production of any given song frequently rubs against the mood of its lyric, with downbeat sentiments made tense when strung along a zippy, coursing melody, or a hopeful verse called into question by the downward spiral of guitars, keyboards and drums.
Above, “Own Side” off of Caitlin Rose’s new album The Stand In
Rose tosses off a pun in “When I’m Gone,” as she sings, “Lyin’ / I’ve been lyin’ / I’ve been lyin’ around with the dogs in this town too long.” She’s preparing to beat a hasty retreat, yet the force of the music belies the image of Rose as a quitter or an escapee. Like another apparent influence here — the Everly Brothers’ sound pops up in some of her layered, multi-tracked harmonies — Rose knows that it takes a strong, assured performer to sell the notion of vulnerability over the long haul. Keeping yourself open to the hurt is what her music is all about.
PS - this song will also be used in tomorrow night’s season finale of Hart of Dixie on the CW.
“I’ll Be Over You (When The Grass Grows Over Me)” - George Jones
RIP to one of the great voices of American music.
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On this edition of All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton settle into the new NPR Music offices, fumble around in the studio and eventually figure things out well enough to share some great new music: A collaboration between Kimya Dawson and Aesop Rock, Laura Marling and more.
Featuring William Tyler as “probably the best finger picking guitar player in America, maybe the world”.