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i know as a music fan there are times i feel jaded, like i've heard everything before. and then you come across something new and unexpected like MY BLOODY VALENTINE, APHEX TWIN, MASSIVE ATTACK or even A TRIBE CALLED QUEST at different stages of your life which just seem to open doors and make you reconsider whole genres of music.
at a certain point the swedish duo FIRST AID KIT did that for me with regards to modern country music, a genre i openly despise. the Söderberg sisters and their lilting haunted harmonies are jaw-dropping and transcend genre. i can't listen to them and not get emotional.
and i'm not the only one. in recent years they've played formal affairs honoring past cultural icons like PATTI SMITH and EMMYLOU HARRIS and brought them to tears. think about that, they made PATTI SMITH cry listening to her own song.
please do yourself a favor and check them out.
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watch HERE for our most recent episode of DEER GOD RADIO on MAKERPARKRADIO.NYC which explored the golden age of country and the modern americana movement that rediscovered that rootsy appalachian vibe. under no conditions did we ever consider playing any of that commercial pablum that passes itself as modern country. that stuff is utter shit.
past episodes of DEER GOD RADIO as well as other MAKERPARKRADIO.NYC shows like MAKE HER SPACE, NOWHERE FAST and THE SYNTHESIZER SHOW are available here at the DEER GOD website.