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"Down" - Emily Rodgers

 


If you're seeking something low-key and reminiscent of a different era this Sunday evening, check out "Down" by Pittsburgh-based singer-songwriter Emily Rodgers. Comparable in places to to Cat Power and Mazzy Star but deeply her own creation, Rodgers seems to walk the line between indie folk and slowcore in a way that isn't soul crushing but wistful and undeniably raw. 

Her latest LP "I Will Be Gone" came out a little over a week ago, an effort between Rodgers and her husband/guitarist Eric Cirelli with production help from the producer Kramer (who has previously worked with the likes of Ween and Daniel Johnson among a roster of others). Kramer has been collaborating with Rodgers for the better part of a decade now. 

"I Will Be Gone" includes a song for American poet W.S. Merwin - which seems kind of on brand for Rodgers as she is also an English professor. (A fact that I, as a former English major, can appreciate.)

Be sure to take the time to listen to Rodgers ASAP; she deserves your attention - most fittingly in April, Elliot's cruelest month. 

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