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Tim Kasher talks influences behind new LP (Judee Sill, King Crimson & more)

Cursive/The Good Life frontman Tim Kasher's fourth solo album Middling Age arrives this Friday (4/15) via 15 Passenger/Thirty Something Records (pre-order). As previously mentioned, it features guest vocals by Laura Jane Grace and saxophone by Jeff Rosenstock on the climactic closing track "Forever of the Living Dead," and the album also features percussion by Cloud Nothings drummer Jayson Gerycz, plus trumpet and cello from Tim's Cursive bandmates Patrick Newbery and Megan Siebe, giving the album a similarly orchestrated feel to classic Cursive records. The Mystic Valley Band's Macey Taylor plays bass on a song ("100 Ways To Paint A Bowl Of Limes"), and a portion of the opening track "Middling Age Anxiety Prologue" is a piece written and performed by Tim's nine-year-old niece Natalie Tetro called "Long Days."
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Lorenzo Wolff preps Judee Sill tribute (stream “The Phoenix” ft Bobby Hawk & Kate Ferber)

Producer Lorenzo Wolff is releasing a tribute to the late singer-songwriter Judee Sill titled Down Where the Valleys Are Low, with different guest vocalists on each of the album's seven songs, including Bartees Strange (whose contribution, "The Pearl" you may have heard), Grace McLean, Michael Cerveris and more. The album's out March 12 via StorySound Records and the third released track from it is "The Phoenix," which features Bobby Hawk (who played violin on Taylor Swift's Folklore/Evermore) and Kate Ferber. Judee's original, from her 1973 second album Heart Food, is lush acoustic folk but in Lorenzo, Bobby and Kate's hands it becomes a fuzzy rock song.
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Judee Sill: a Folk-Rock Great's Genius Songs and Tragic Life

Over the years, artists ranging from XTC's Andy Partridge to Americana singer-songwriter Jason Hawk Harris have namedropped '70s singer-songwriter Judee Sill as an influence on par with way-more-obvious tastemakers. A little follow-up research reveals Sill as more than an obscure artist admired by a handful of wordsmiths. Beyond that, Sill...
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