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Song of the Day (12/4/09) December 4, 2009

Posted by monty in music.
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I’ve been a huge fan of Tindersticks since they first appeared in the early 90’s.  Perfect late-night listening, the band’s music evokes rain-swept streets, a snifter of brandy, and the slowly coiling smoke of a cigarette. They manage to be both dark and romantic, and the baritone vocals of singer Stuart Staples recall both Scott Walker and Nick Cave without mimicking either of them.  It would have been a kick to see them tour with a full orchestra in 1995, but their appearances in North America are about as frequent as Haley’s Comet.  This song is a duet between Staples and Carla Torgerson of The Walkabouts.  It’s called “Travelling Light,” and it’s from the second of their two self-titled albums, released in 1995.

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