New Music from Hammock & Jonathan Wilson tonight on Echoes
Hammock is one of those bands that is consistently name-checked by artists we interview on Echoes. Rhian Sheehan, Mree, All India Radio and more have cited them in recent months. They return with a new CD that follows on the heels of 2012’s Departure Songs. That album was an Echoes CD of the Month and was judged the Best Echoes CD of that year. You might recall that Departure Songs contained a physical train ticket to “Oblivion,” so Oblivion Hymns was already in the works as an extension of Departure Songs. It continues that sound of dark, slowly shifting guitar ambiences, but this time there are more acoustic strings and even a children’s choir. We’ll hear a track from Oblivion Hymns tonight.
I also have new music by Jonathan Wilson, the North Carolina born singer-songwriter who has been transplanted to Laurel Canyon. The Guardian said his new album, Fanfare is “an epic shrine to softer 70s rock: balanced on a sixpence between Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, John Lennon’s Mind Games and namesake Dennis Wilson’s exquisitely weary Pacific Ocean Blue. Sounds good to me. Echoes affiliate WXPN called him the Artist to Watch for November. We’ll hear that and more, tonight on Echoes.
John Diliberto (((echoes)))
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