Considering my mix this week was inspired by Josh Ritter’s “Another New World,” I suppose it’s only appropriate that I went on a bit of a journey to make it. At first I was thinking that I would stick to American poetry references that were vaguely about adventure and exploration – immediately settling on “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. Just as quickly I decided that “Woods” by Bon Iver needed to be on it. Then, however, I found myself veering farther away from the poem, focusing more on the theme of discovery and the unknown. I tried to stick with songs tonally similar to the Bon Iver track, but it was hard to commit to one genre so thought I would at least strive for an “offbeat edge” for a common thread. And so, like any long journey (at least any journey of mine) I probably got lost a few times along the way, but I’m pretty please with where I found myself in the end.
What do you think?
Juliette Commagere will be at the Echo on August 26 with Papercranes, Luke Rathborne, and Estelle Raskina. Tickets $7 at the door.
Catch The Delta Mirror at Spaceland on Friday September 3. Tickets $8 at the door.
Enjoy The Low Anthem? Then check out the interview I did with Anthony of The Needle Drop a few months ago on his NPR radio show. He asked me to select three songs around a theme and, after an agonizing amount of thought, I settled on “journeys.” There was The Departure, embodied in “Home” by Villagers. Then “The Horizon is a Beltway” by The Low Anthem to capture the grind of the road. Finally, I ended with “The Tailor” by Blitzen Trapper for the phase of the return Joseph Campbell might call “Master of the Two Worlds.”