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And still my shadow is waiting for you
like it always used to
Hanging around and looking behind me
so that you can find me
In the eastern light
On this week’s Top Tune, Tift Merritt accompanied by Sam Beam of Iron & Wine, delivers a gorgeous and haunting elegy to a failed relationship. It’s one of our faves on Merritt’s most recent album Stitch of the World which features the best of the best; Jay Bellerose on drums, Jennifer Condos on bass, Eric Heywood on pedal steel, and Marc Ribot on guitar.
“This album will be on many year-end lists come December” – Exclaim.
Tift’s UK/EU Fall tour begins Monday Oct 23rd with the great Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires including a headlining show at St. Barnabas Church in Oxford on don’t miss!
TIFT MERRITT FALL TOUR:
10/23 Omeara – London UK
10/24 St Barnabas – Oxford UK
10/25 Albert Hall – Manchester UK
10/26 O2 Academy – Glasgow UK
10/27 Olympia Theatre – Dublin, Ireland
10/29 Brighton Dome – Brighton UK
10/30 Roundhouse – London UK
10/31 Symphony Hall – Birmingham UK
11/2 Le Cafe de la Danse – Paris, France
11/3 Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, Belgium
11/4 TakeRoot Festival – Groningen, Netherlands
11/6 Paradise – Amsterdam, Netherlands
11/7 Uebel & Gefährlich – Hamburg, Germany
11/8 Columbia Theater – Berlin, Germany
11/10 Sentrum Sene – Oslo, Norway
11/11 Sentrum Scene – Oslo, Norway
11/12 Munchenbryggeriet – Stockholm, Sweden
11/14 DR Koncerthuset – Kobenhavn, Denmark
11/17 Cafe Berlin – Madrid, Spain
11/18 Rocksound – Barcelona, Spain
11/19 MusicBox – Lisbon, Portugal
Published by Obscure Superhero Music (ASCAP). Administered by Some Kind of Music LLC, a Notable Music Co.
Contact: Damon Booth / firstname.lastname@example.org. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing.
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Oct 18 2017
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NPR says of this week’s top tune; “once it gathers steam, the song turns into a strong-willed, AM soul-pop tune that portrays heartache not as a season to be passively endured so much as one to be slowly, strenuously overcome”.
Ya! The tune they’re talking about is a new one by Tift Merritt and to our ears, an instant classic. One of many poignant, hopeful, honest ditties on her new album dropping this Friday January 27th entitled Stitch of the World (Yep Roc Records).
Tift once again has plucked the best supporting cast for the album which includes Marc Ribot and lap-steel specialist Eric Heywood on guitars, drummer extraordinaire Jay Bellerose and the wonderful Jennifer Condos on bass. Iron & Wine‘s Sam Beam serves as co-producer and backup singer on what marks Merritt’s sixth studio release.
Elle describes the song as “material that’s straight out of the Dolly Parton or Tammy Wynette songbook, but Merritt makes it her own.” Could not agree more!
The official Stitch of the World Tour begins Saturday in Amsterdam followed by a heavy dose of UK dates and a full North American Tour through May 16th. Not to be missed! Click HERE for info and tickets.
Contact & Licensing info:
“Heartache Is an Uphill Climb” written by Tift Merritt. Published by Obscure Superhero Music (ASCAP), administered by Some Kind of Music LLC, a Notable Music Co. Contact: Damon Booth / firstname.lastname@example.org. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. Contact: Sean McGraw / email@example.com. Master controlled by Yep Roc Records.
Jan 25 2017
Grammy-nominated artist Tift Merritt to release new album Stitch of the World on January 27th, 2017 via Yep Roc Records! Stitch of the World, Merritt’s sixth studio album, was written on a friend’s farm in Marfa, Texas, at Merritt’s California cabin and in New York City in the wake of several major changes in her life.
Merritt workshopped the songs on Stitch of the World with longtime friend Sam Beam of Iron & Wine after bumping in to him in an airport. The album was recorded in Los Angeles while Merritt was six months pregnant, after which she relocated to her hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina. Pre-order HERE!
Nov 29 2016