In Tall Buildings is a one-man polymathic project of Chicago songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Erik Hall. Producer and engineer Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Iron & Wine) joined him in the studio for his last album, Driver, back in 2015.
PopMatters said, “Driver is heavy on melodies and breezy in its effortlessness. It’s the kind of album that moves in different ways during different times and reveals aural layers on multiple listens.”
Based out of Boston, Photocomfort is the electro pop project of Justine Bowe. Her music takes influence from radio pop of the 90’s in Alanis Morissette and Dido as well as the more modern Radiohead and Solange. She has shared the stage with acts such as Whitney, Beruit, and Glass Animals. Her new EP, Understudy, is out later this year and features soaring vocal hooks over nimble electronic arrangements.
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Palehound is the lo-fi indie rock project of Boston based singer-songwriter and guitarist, Ellen Kempner. Their debut EP, Bent Nail, is a mix of grunge-folk and 90’s influenced indie. It gained her enough attention to decide to drop out of school and record her first full length album, Dry Food. Continue reading “Palehound plays BIRN Alive on Wednesday, March 14 at 7:00 pm EST on BIRN1”
The Weather Station is the fourth and most forthright album by The Weather Station, the project of Toronto songwriter Tamara Lindeman. Lindeman wanted to make a rock and roll record, but have it sound how she wants it to sound. The result is a spirited, frequently topical tour de force that declares its understated feminist politics, and its ambitious new sonic directions, from its first moments. Continue reading “The Weather Station and Sam Moss Live From the Red Room”
In recent years Caitlyn Smith has become one of Nashville’s most celebrated songwriters, with her compositions recorded by artists such as James Bay, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, John Legend, and Meghan Trainor. Continue reading “Caitlyn Smith and Andrea Davidson Live From the Red Room”
Tune into birnCORE on Thursday, March 29th @ 7 PM EST for a live broadcast of Hip Hop Night from the The Red Room @ Cafe 939.
The Berklee Songwriting Department presents an evening of hip-hop, showcasing the varied styles of this genre through performances from current Berklee students.
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This week on Birn Alive: Sam Moss
Sam Moss is a finger style guitarist, turned singer songwriter based out of Boston. His early music includes recordings of instrumental folk guitar, but his sound has gradually evolved to be more lyrically centric. His acclaimed 2016 release, Fable gained attention from WXPN, calling it “an easy-flowing, so-wonderful-to-listen-to collection of un-weighted folk-rock. This is the kind of well-crafted music that looks simple to make, but requires a certain level of skill, focus, and imagination to put together.”
BIRN Alive is home to great live performances and insightful conversation every Saturday at 4:00 PM EST.
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