Exclusive Alela Diane & Wild Divine Video from American Standard Time
It’s no secret that we at Hearth Music are completely in love with the music of Alela Diane. We invited her to headline the first Seattle Folk Festival, and even managed to grab a wonderful interview with her last year as she was putting together her new release. Well, her new album with her new band, Wild Divine, dropped yesterday and we’re very happy to say that our good friends at American Standard Time made the trip down to Portland to film a cozy, intimate look at Alela’s music and homelife. It might seem a bit strange to feature her home as much as her music, but this is an artist who’s first album was packaged in recycled grocery bags with bits of lace sewn on, who references hearth and home in many songs, and who draws her music forth from the intimacy of a life well lived among friends and family. There’s a lot of security in her music, a feeling of warmth that will envelope you. That’s why we like her so much.
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Also, if you’re not following American Standard Time, you better get on it! Run by Greg Vandy from The Roadhouse on KEXP, it’s one of the best new blogs we’ve seen in a long time and has been posting about all kinds of roots and Americana music. Of course, we’re biased since we’ve been writing for them, but check them out for yourself. Greg’s also been working with the excellent filmmakers from More Dust Than Digital to capture some of the new voices in the indie-roots scene. Their film about record-collecter/fiddler/iconocalst Frank Fairfield was featured at SXSW recently:
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