Twin Peaks version of Johnny and June; Neko Case/Kelly Hogan through a Tim Burton lens; punkcountrygospelfolk
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE:
For the past 30+ years Janet Bean and Catherine Irwin have been crafting some of the most haunting, genre-defying “Americana” in the canon under the name Freakwater. Their latest album Scheherazade takes its name from the queen/storyteller of “One Thousand and One Nights”, and it’s a perfect metaphor for the band’s first album in nine years.
A collection of tales told from the bottom of empty whiskey glasses, Scheherazade is the sound of a band who has always, and will always, be there to remind us that even the darker corners of life are worth reveling in. “The Asp and the Albatross” sums up their unique sound well, and as good as it sounds here, it is (as always) better live. Lucky for you, Freakwater is on tour now and playing in Washington, DC at DC9 tonight. Don’t miss them.
They may have been gone a while, but as long as they keep telling us stories, we’ll keep falling in love with them again, and again, and again.