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  • Song Premiere: Leftover Salmon, "Flyin' at Night"

    • Apr 29, 2021
    • Henry Carrigan

    “Flyin' at Night” sounds like what might happen if Chick Corea and Brian Auger added banjos and mandolins to their songs. As usual with Leftover Salmon’s music, once the song’s taken off, we never want to come down.

  • Song Premiere: Gawain and the Green Knight, "Birds & Wine"

    • Apr 19, 2021
    • Henry Carrigan

    The new single from Gawain and the Green Knight’s (Alexia Antoniou and Mike O’Malley) forthcoming EP A Sleeping Place (June 11) glides in sparely on Antoniou’s crystalline vocals before taking flight. Her swooping and swirling vocals soar along the rustling breezes provided by O’Malley’s circling guitar and Michael Sach’s airy clarinet and flute. “Birds and Wine” evokes the materiality that tethers us to this world and the untethered freedom that allows us to soar above those elements that keep us grounded. Antoniou’s deeply emotional delivery affects us palpably, resonating in the depths of our bodies and souls, and reveling in the glory of the freedom to choose whom we love and to love deeply. “Birds and Wine” joyously celebrates love, as well as the sacrifices that love sometimes requires, and beauty.