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In "Old Days," Rose Melberg conveys hope and want in just four words: "Oh, love, take hold."
August 19, 2009 Rose Melberg's music seems to get softer with each passing year — and that's saying something, given that she used to be in a band called The Softies. On Melberg's fine new album, Homemade Ship, her arrangements are stripped down further than ever.
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May 25, 2006 The enchanting music of Rose Melberg; Jangley found sounds from Cibelle; Solo music from producer T Bone Burnett; Personal recordings from Johnny Cash; Neo folk duo The Handsome Family and more.
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May 19, 2006 Even when she was singing in the poppy punk band Tiger Trap, Rose Melberg had a flair for sad, gentle melodies. During a career evolution that's taken her through stints as leader of Go Sailor and the appropriately named Softies, those melodies have only gotten sadder and gentler.
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