New record from Po’ Girl
Sometimes it’s a real struggle finding something just right to post on my blog. My first problem is I picture my readers as very tough critics who come to Songs:Illinois for a very specific sound or at least a certain feel. The second problem is my very strict, self-imposed posting criteria. In a nutshell I like the mp3’s I post to be the first, legal sampling of a new release you’re going to find on the web.
The same goes for writing a blog post for No Depression. I imagine the members of this community are some of the most knowledgable music fans in the world. Long story short here’s some new music by Vancouver’s eclectic folk/jazz duo Po’ Girl. Their new album Deer In The Night comes out in April in the US and May in Europe. It was recorded in Austin and has a rootsy and soulful sound. “Gandy Dancer” highlights the gypsy influences of the band while “Dig Me A Hole” somehow marries jazz (clarinet) with bluegrass (banjo).
Pre-order the new record here.