Hey, Carbon Leaf has a new record out!

My wife was asking about a song that was playing on 89.1 KCLC, one of the few remaining listenable radio stations in St. Louis, tonight. She thought it was Aimee Mann; I thought it was Tori Amos. We were both wrong. You gotta love any radio station that publishes its playlist.

And then I saw my favorite from a couple of years ago, Carbon Leaf. She said yeah, she heard a song that sounded like them earlier today.I’ve been listening to the local Christian station the last few weeks. I got tired of it because they play mostly the newest Michael W. Smith and Steven Curtis Chapman, but since it’s been a year or two since I listened regularly and both of them have new records out, it’s a little less irritating. They throw in enough David Crowder into the rotation these days to tease me into listening more.

So that’s how Carbon Leaf snuck a new record past me.

Carbon Leaf, in case you don’t know them, is a quintet based out of Virginia. Their music is a combination of roots music and what I’ll call for lack of a better word, alt-pop. They would have fit in with the early ’90s alternative scene, when bands like Toad the Wet Sprocket were popular. Of course that makes sense, because they were together then, just not on a major label. They aren’t anything new; they’re just recently discovered.

So it looks like thanks to them, I might actually buy something that was recorded in 2006 this year: Love, Loss, Hope, Repeat by Carbon Leaf. Give it a listen.

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4 thoughts on “Hey, Carbon Leaf has a new record out!

  • September 27, 2006 at 10:48 pm

    In trade: http://kduvfm.com –>On Air –>Listen Live

    Streaming alternative rock (better at night) your way 24×7: Kutless, Mercy Me, Third Day, Skillet…

    No Joy Division though…

  • September 28, 2006 at 2:33 pm

    How plebian. I suppose I shouldn’t have expected you to listen to enlightened music, David. Bach is, of course, the choice of aristocrats. I hold out hope that, unlike your brother, you take no pleasure in cacophonous bag-flute music.

  • September 29, 2006 at 2:50 pm

    Anyone heard of Lisa Germano? I just found out about her and her music is very good, very alternative and, in many cases but not all, pretty insightfully disturbing…

    For example, her latest album, "In a Maybe World", is a well crafted work whose songs are poised on the edge of sanity and through their arrangements and lyrics I could easily see pushing some people already on the edge over it! On the other hand, if you are reasonably well grounded, they seem to give greater insight into what it would be like to have some serious mental/emotional disturbances.

    Her older album, “The Geek Girl” or something like that has a very powerful song (tack 1) on living without faith but knowing something else is needed and what happens when nothing is good or bad but everything is in between. Very powerful and insightful!

    • September 29, 2006 at 2:57 pm

      Boy, checking more on the internet shows how out of it I am with knowing about Lisa Germano…

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