Calexico, Gary Lucas, Cat Power

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The latest invention from Bill Frisell; the experimental folk of Calexico; a mysterious soundtrack by Eric Bachmann; a new take on Chinese classics from Gary Lucas; the strange and beautiful Cat Power; jaw-dropping guitar work of Danny Gatton.

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Calexico, Gary Lucas, Cat Power

Feast of Wire

Sunken Waltz

  • Artist: Calexico
  • Album: Feast of Wire
  • Song: Sunken Waltz

Calexico's music is a mix of everything from '50s and '60s jazz to Portuguese fadó, Afro-Peruvian music, spaghetti Western, rock and country.

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Sunken Waltz
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Feast of Wire
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Calexico
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Quarterstick

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Short Careers

The Mysterious Death of Robert Tower

  • Artist: Eric Bachmann
  • Album: Short Careers
  • Song: The Mysterious Death of Robert Tower

Eric Bachmann is best known for his work with the indie bands, Archers of Loaf and Crooked Fingers. This is his first solo album and first soundtrack.

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The Mysterious Death of Robert Tower
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Short Careers
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Eric Bachmann
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Merge

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The Edge of Heaven

The Wall

  • Artist: Gary Lucas
  • Album: The Edge of Heaven
  • Song: The Wall

Guitarist Gary Lucas hears rhythm and blues in traditional Chinese pop tunes from the '20s and '30s.

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The Wall
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The Edge of Heaven
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Gary Lucas
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Label Bleu

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You Are Free

Speak for Me

  • Artist: Cat Power
  • Album: You Are Free
  • Song: Speak for Me

Cat Power is Atlanta-born singer/songwriter Chan (pronounced "Shawn") Marshall, and a revolving cast of backing artists. Her songs are spare, emotionally-charged and melancholy.

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Speak for Me
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You Are Free
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Cat Power
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Matador

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Cruisin' Deuces

Harlem Nocturne

  • Artist: Danny Gatton
  • Album: Cruisin' Deuces
  • Song: Harlem Nocturne

Danny Gatton was probably the greatest guitarist you've never heard of.

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Harlem Nocturne
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Cruisin' Deuces
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Danny Gatton
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Elektra

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