RIYL: Peter Broderick, David Allred, Female Folk
â€žThe Ones You Keep Closeâ€œ is the follow up from Brigid Mae Power on the lovely Oscarson label. Iâ€™m surprised to see a new release of Brigid, so soon after her self-titled debut, that came out last year on the great Tompkins Square Records. This pretty short new one has more of a band sound with drums, bass, piano and accordion that evoke a late 60s psychedelic folk sound. Brigid Mae Power recorded these songs live as a 3 piece band with Peter Broderick and David Allred. â€žI don’t know how to do this naturallyâ€œ even has a flute played by Selah Broderick; Peter Broderick’s mother.
All 6 songs are close to English and Irish folk songs and will please all traditional folk lovers. â€˜As I Roved Outâ€™ fits so perfectly to her own songs, that I didnâ€™t recognize it as a traditional song. Itâ€™s a bit sad that Peter Broderick decided to stop recording in his little studio on the Oregon coast. This little spot was the source of many great records. A lot of the artists played on several records and helped each other out. I hope this music family will stay together in one way or another, and we see many more records from them; like the Allred & Broderick record â€žFind The Ways,â€œ that will be released on Erased Tapes in April.
As always on Oscarson, there is an ultra limited more expensive version with special artwork. This time itâ€™s limited to only 30 copies and Iâ€™m sure itâ€™ll sell out pretty fast. Besides that, you can choose from a limited to 50 cassette or the normal vinyl version.
12" vinyl with lyrics, credits and dlc. Each record comes in a handmade 'photo book' with Brigids beautifully drawn artwork. Each picture is on premium high-quality gloss photo finish paper, on seperate sheets of their own. handsigned by Brigid (limited to 30)
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive