lifeblood: listlogs: 2009-011


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date:    thu, 12 mar 2009 11:15:22 +1100
from:    sherlyn koo <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com>
subject: spinner.com emily interview

hey folks,

here's a little interview with emily about the new album.  you can read it
online at
http://www.spinner.com/2009/03/11/indigo-girls-looking-to-channel-mary-j-beyonce/.

also, the official website has had a makeover for the new album.  and
there's a new note up from amy - you can read it here:
http://www.indigogirls.com/correspondence_2006.html

cheers,
sherlyn

---begin forwarded article---
indigo girls looking to channel mary j., beyonce

on the indigo girls forthcoming album 'poseidon and the bitter bug,' the
opening track 'digging on a dream' tells the story of an old, working class
guy trying to make his way -- the emily saliers chorus portrays the somber
thoughts of a guy heading to the dredges every morning: "you take your
prospects and your pick axe and you trudge down to the stream, and you
bloody your hands digging for your dreams."

"that's kind of a sad song," saliers tells spinner. "but the thing i like
about that is the r&b character -- i just want to be mary j. blige, so bad.
or like rhianna, or sing like beyonce. black american music moved me like
no other music. what i really like about that song is we focused on the
groove."

'poseidon and the bitter bug' is the duo's first independent release since
1987's debut, 'strange fire.' "i thought, 'let's give a smaller label one
more chance to take us to the next level, or introduce us to a new
audience,'" saliers says of 2006's 'despite our differences,' which was
released via hollywood records. "they made a lot of empty promises. and we
were like 'you know what, we're done. we're fine to do it on our own.'"

fans will get a double dose of the indigos this time around, too;
'poseidon' will contain two versions, one with a band and the other with
just the two. but it's not a song-by-song replica; the track orders on each
cd are different, and the amy ray song 'salty south' was added. "in the
acoustic version, we needed a different order for it to make sense to us,"
ray says.

after a stop at sxsw later this month, the indigo girls will be setting
sail on the singer-songwriter oriented cayamo cruise, before launching a
theater tour.

posted by michael d. ayers on mar 11th 2009 3:00pm
filed under: news, exclusive

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