Two Pandemic Odes: Carl Weingarten and Decouplr: From Ember Days to Digital Bonfires
The April CD of the Month is an album of intricate and pastoral excursions by Carl Weingarten called Ember Days. Weingarten weaves multiple guitars, synthesizers and accompanists like bassist Michael Manring into a sound as if country music went to heaven. It’s an album born from pandemic isolation and California brush fires. Things get warmer when we fan the flames of Carl Weingarten’s Ember Days, the CD of the Month, on Echoes.
Some weekend listeners will also hear the electronic pop band, Decouplr who tackle themes of pandemic and isolation. The Philadelphia duo of Bailey Walker and Adam Laub, who are also a couple, have released their 80s inspired album of electro-pop called Digital Bonfire to comfort your pandemic malaise and take you to a higher ground. We ignite Decouplr on Echoes.