In House #1720: The Be Good Tanyas' Hello Love; New Old Crow Medicine Show
It's been an eventful three years for Vancouver, B.C.'s Be Good Tanyas since they released their second album, Chinatown. Despite stepping back from the band a bit after that release, the trio involved themselves with a handful of outside projects, including the birth of Frazey Ford's first child. Ford, along with Samantha Parton and Trish Klein, returns this week with the third Be Good Tanyas full-length, entitled Hello Love, out on Nettwerk. The release finds the trio sticking with the formula that made their first couple of releases so successful: namely, classic arrangements, old-timey flavors, and disarming harmonies. The latest collects thirteen songs in all, six of which are originals highlighted by the banjo-laden "Ootischenia," and the Old Crow Medicine Show-backed "A Thousand Tiny Pieces." As in the past on intriguing interpretations of "Oh, Susanna," "The House of the Rising Sun," and Townes Van Zandt's "Waiting Around to Die," the Be Good Tanyas once again show they have a way with the songs of others, most notably in this case Neil Young's "For the Turnstiles." Also included is a laidback re-realization of Mississippi John Hurt's "Nobody Cares For Me," and a curiosity-raising, if somewhat out of place take on Prince's "When Doves Cry" (although it's also the only unexpected sound on the album). The band plays selected U.S. dates throughout October beginning tomorrow in Portland, OR, before heading out for a November tour of the U.K.
The Be Good Tanyas
In House #1720.
Focus: New release from The Be Good Tanyas, Hello Love, out tomorrow, plus new music from the Old Crow Medicine Show, Jerry Lee Lewis, Solomon Burke, The Duhks, and more.
The Be Good Tanyas, from Hello Love:
"Human Thing" (MP3)
"Scattered Leaves" (MP3)
In House PODCAST #186