I’ve been busy on planning the anniversary festival, but a small break in the arms of songs that mean the world to me. Tonight this story begins from Perth, Australia with the self-titled Carla Geneve EP that came out on the 7th of June on Dot Dash / Remote Control Records. I’m especially fond of the last song I Hate You (For Making Me Not Want To Leave The City), but it’s all great and powerful.
Carla Geneve at Facebook
Moving on to Zurich, Switzerland for the new Black Sea Dahu single Thaw. They are probably my biggest music crush at the moment and I find myself listening every new song on repeat for a long time. I don’t know how these melodies always become a part of who I am. Their new EP No Fire in the Sand is due out on the 27th of September on Mouthwatering Records. Both this new one and the first single How You Swallowed Your Anger are pure gold and I can’t wait to hear the rest.
Black Sea Dahu Website
Traveling across the sea to Louisville, Kentucky to meet up with Joan Shelley (and hopefully Dwight too). She has a new album Like The River Loves The Sea coming out on the 30th of August on No Quarter. She is an exceptional folk songwriter and this album is going to be a beautiful treasure. Here’s the latest single Cycle (with gorgeous artwork and animation by Douglas Miller).
Joan Shelley Website
And the last station on this little blog entry is Oakland, CA. This is also a small step back to 2018, because Shimmering Silver is an outtake from Lauren O’Connell’s brilliant 2018 album Details. There’s a couple of good reasons to revisit the album 1) I still love it passionately 2) Marta Dymek directed a wonderful music video for this wonderful song.
Lauren O’Connell Website
Four Arms to Hold You is an ongoing feature with a weird name. It might not contain a whole lot of words, but it does contain a whole lot of love towards the featured songs. Basicly this is just four albums / songs / artists that have done their part in holding me together and therefore I want to tell the world or the seven readers of this blog how much I love them. Not entirely sure do these kind of posts serve any kind of purpose and I do hope I manage to write longer posts too. Right now it just feels like the playlists and these kind of short posts are the only way to keep this dear hobby alive. Plus it’s really the music that matters, not my random ramblings and these posts will always contain magical music.