Inara George: All Rise

Inara George All Rise

Inara George
All Rise

Loose Music
January 25, 2005

“with the jazz-tinged, sophisto-folk settings creating an air of languid uncertainty, the result is one of the more beguiling singer-songwriter albums of recent months” – The Independent

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Inara George, daughter of the late Little Feat guitarist and songwriter Lowell George, will release her debut album ‘All Rise’ on July 24th on Loose Music.

Produced and largely co-written by Michael Andrews (most famous for composing the ‘Donnie Darko’ score), ‘All Rise’ is a collection of lush, intimately crafted songs. The lilting opener ‘Mistress’ and the stomping ‘Genius’ are amongst the many highlights of an album that demonstrates Inara George’s subtly seductive vocals and natural flair for memorable songwriting. Many listeners have already drawn favourable comparisons to the likes of Emiliana Torrini, Beth Orton, Bjork or Aimee Mann.

‘All Rise’ also features a remarkable interpretation of ‘Fools in Love’, the original version of which appears of Joe Jackson’s accomplished 1979 debut ‘Look Sharp!’.

Inara George is backed on ‘All Rise’ by a band led by Andrews (guitars) and completed by Chris Stillwell (bass), Pete McNeal (drums) and Greg Kurstin (keyboards). Jackson Browne, her godfather, makes a guest appearance on standout track ‘A Day’.

Califone: Roots and Crowns

Califone Roots and Crowns

Califone
Roots and Crowns

Thrill Jockey
October 10, 2006

“Califone has worked, skillfully, with all of these styles and sounds before, but they’ve never left the table with a more realized, delicate treatment.” – Stylus Magazine

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Roots and Crowns. “Uniting where you come from – your roots — with what you strive to be or what you reinvent yourself to become — crowns,” explains Califone’s Tim Rutili. “At the bottom of these songs are the memories and images you sift through in the process.”

“Before we started to work on the new the record, I was listening to ‘Orchids’ by Psychic TV on repeat,” says Rutili. “This song made me want to start writing songs again.” Califone offers a sparse and beautiful cover of “Orchids” on Roots & Crowns. The line from the song, ‘In the morning after the night/ I fall in love with the light,’ became a theme for the new album.

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