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Musical sound recording

Little Heater

Irwin, Catherine. (Author). Irwin, Catherine. (Credited).

Catherine Irwin's second solo album is a showcase for her considerable writing skills both musically and lyrically as well as her singular performance style. Little Heater combines raw and unadorned vocals with lush countrypolitan-style productions: gorgeous string sections, pedal steel guitar and dense layers of vocal harmonies. Lyrics follow the themes of old-time music -- loss, despair, self-destruction and delusion -- but the references and turns of phrase are entirely modern and entirely Catherine's. As she did on 2002's spare and haunting Cut Yourself a Switch, or as she has done as the primary songwriter in Freakwater, Catherine aims her laser wit into the dark corners of the human condition. Little Heater features guest appearances from Bonnie Prince Billy, Tara Jane ONeil (Rodan, Retsin), Elizabeth Mitchell and Daniel Littleton (Ida), Marc Orleans (D Charles Speer & the Helix, Sunburned Hand of the Man), and Jean Cook (Jon Langford, The Mekons)

Mockingbird -- Dusty groove -- Hoopskirt -- Sinner saves a saint -- We must also love the thieves -- To break your heart -- Piss to gin -- Nightshade -- Flowers of darkness -- Save our ship -- Pale horse / pale rider -- Whole of the law -- Banks of the Ohio

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Record details

Physical Description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Publisher: Thrill Jockey,
Subject: Country music.