Early Word: How To Grow A Woman From The Ground


NOW PLAYING ON PHAWKER RADIO: How To Grow A Woman From The Ground

‘If David Lynch was an alt-country singer’ may not be the most original comparison in the postWilco world, where many a scarf-wrapped ragamuffin undergrad strums the sepia-toned magic-realism blues in the hopes of attracting the attentions of the fair maidens of academia. But when Tom Brosseau opens his mouth to sing, it becomes immediately clear the stakes are much higher than birdoggin at Starbucks, and that this man is playing for keeps. His music is very gentle — and kinda spooky, in a pretty way, and the new Cavalier (produced by PJ Harvey sideman John Parish) is no exception — but if you listen close can you hear the hellhounds on this man’s trail. No wonder he sounds like he crawled out from the covers of a Harry Smith Anthology of American Folk Music, like a frozen caveman slowly thawing in the hot, hot heat of the dirty future. Hurry, before he melts. — JONATHAN VALANIA

Tom Brosseau with Mum and Frightened Rabbit Thursday, November 8, 2007 Fillmore at the TLA 334 South Street Philadelphia, Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 8:00 pm


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