Title - 'Fly On The Wall'
Artist - The Sweater Set
Come May 8th, 2020, Award-winning, Washington, DC-based indie folk duo The Sweater Set (Maureen Andary and Sara Curtin) will release their long-awaited live album for their devoted fans.
Entitled Fly On The Wall (and being released via Local Woman Records), the 10 tracks were performed in front of an audience at Tonal Park in Takoma Park, Maryland in early 2018.
Featuring the pair's blend of indie folk merged with hints of Americana, it was recorded and mixed by Don Godwin and mastered by Charlie Pilzer at Tonal Park.
1. 'Dawn Chorus'
3. 'In Another Life'
4. 'Being Alone'
7. 'Start Again'
9. 'Mother Warned'
10. 'In Search of A Crowd'
When the two songwriters recorded the live album back in 2018, they were both childless women. And what happened next in their lives completely defies logic! In the ensuing year, each artist gave birth to a set of twins, about seven months apart!
They open this set of beautifully melodic folk Americana with the quietly lush 'Dawn Chorus,' which they follow seamlessly with the acoustically upbeat 'American,' the delicate, achingly fragile 'In Another Life,' and then the echo'd, rippling reverb of 'Being Alone' is brought forth.
Some gentle acoustic guitar then leads us into the upbeat Americana flow of 'Hostage,' which they back with the vibrant, adamant 'Change.' A track that Curtin wrote with anticipation, it lyrically highlights the moment Andary gave her the big news she was expecting ("Come on in, take a seat, I've got a secret for you.").
Next we are counted in to the bluesy Americana flow of 'Start Again,' which is followed by the more '70s-esque, subtle guitar and word play found within 'Sucker' ("How many licks does it take, for you to get to the center, and make my heart break.")
This quite stunning, richly enveloping new album then rounds out with the tenderness of global cautions not heeded within 'Mother Warned,' before coming to a close with their dual harmonies effortlessly breathing life into the very heart of 'In Search of A Crowd.'
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