November 13, 2008 It makes sense for a song about traveling to spend most of its four minutes in a state of slow build: The Silent Years' "On Our Way Home" takes its sweet time drifting and fluttering along, as singer Josh Epstein issues falsetto-soaked ruminations on burying photo albums, getting lost and celebrating the memories of lost loved ones.
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July 28, 2008 Tom Waits doesn't tour a lot, and when he does, tickets are hard to come by. But in this week's All Songs, you can hear an excerpt of the final performance of his recent tour, along with Celtic music from Cape Breton, and African-inspired sounds with a distorted twist in the music of NOMO. And lovers of great pop music won't want to miss new music by The Silent Years and Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene.
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