Thursday, March 12, 2009

Record Review: Madeline - White Flag

For Atlanta Music Guide:

White Flag

Orange Twin

By Julia Reidy

It’s unfortunate that the first comparison we’re inclined to make when it comes to female singer-songwriters is who else’s voice theirs resembles. In this case, though, it seems a dual and unavoidable comparison. Athens, Ga.’s Madeline Adams, on her third full-length release at least, sounds like Regina Spektor in her lower range and is a dead ringer for a young Joni Mitchell (before the cigarette-addled smokiness) in her upper register.

But Madeline has cut her own unique path through songstress land. With a musical career behind her that started when she was 15 and was nurtured by basically the whole of Orange Twin and the current Athens Elephant 6 contingent, White Flag gets a helping hand from Claire and Page Campbell of Hope For Agoldensummer, Matt Stoessel of South San Gabriel and John Fernandes of Olivia Tremor Control, while still maintaining Madeline’s individual songwriting identity...[Read more]

[MP3] Madeline - "Jive Talking"


"I could have easily left this city for hers; there is little here to keep me. But she was in college, and I wanted finish the semester's classes, and so we felt compelled to stay where we were. I cannot count the times I have cursed our lack of urgency. If I ever love again, I will not wait to love as best I can. We though we were young and that there would be time to love well sometime in the future. This is a terrible way to think. It is no way to live, to wait to love."
-Dave Eggers, What Is The What

[MP3] Tapes 'N Tapes - "Omaha"

Thursday, March 5, 2009

FOAVOD: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - "Statues"

CYHSY debuted a new song on Jimmy Fallon's show last night, apparently. It's funny, I thought I remembered hearing something about how they might be on hiatus and not writing anymore, etc....Oh well, happy to be wrong! The songs is good, too. Enjoy!