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ARTIST
TITLE
A Loud Call
FORMAT
CD

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WOOME 007CD WOOME 007CD
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RELEASE DATE
7/7/2009

This is the third full-length release from Australian singer-songwriter, Holly Throsby. The album includes performances from a handful of very special guests including Bonnie "Prince" Billy (singing duet on "Would You") and members of Lambchop and The Silver Jews (Matt Swanson on bass, Tony Crow on synth and William Tyler on electric guitar). Strings and horns were recorded in Kangaroo Valley by Tony Dupe. A Loud Call was recorded in a brick house on a leafy street in Nashville, Tennessee by engineer and producer Mark Nevers (Lambchop, Andrew Bird, Bonnie "Prince" Billy). Partly written on the road, partly at home, the songs on A Loud Call find their inspiration in the tenuous gaps between hope and resignation, romance and indecision, nostalgia and rejuvenation. From the swelling guitar feedback and beds of vocal harmonies which engulf the opening track ("Warm Jets") to the odd-pop, bicycle wheel percussion of "The Time It Takes" and the bright sparks of trumpets and pizzicato cellos on "A Heart Divided," this album is richer and more full-bodied than its predecessors. But for all its diversity, A Loud Call is effortlessly cohesive: quotidian narratives, epigrams against heartbreak, and vivid, otherworldly fragments are anchored by Holly's soft, distinctive phrasing and lyrical concision. Already receiving glowing reviews, A Loud Call is Throsby's most accomplished and most beautiful record yet.