The Waifs have just emerged from 10 days in a Minneapolis basement recording their sixth studio album. After much deliberation and a short tour of the USA it was decided that a session in the studio would be worth the trip. A new set of songs and an itch to get back to it.I know I did a post on them just last month, but I found some great new video (especially The Weight) and this new album, Temptation, has been on the player almost constantly. They just keep getting better and better. They are touring back home in Aussie this month, but I somehow think that they will be back in the States sometime soon. If they tour near you, make a point to see them. Meantime check out some of their tunes.
The Waifs have, through their various personal journeys, all ended up living in the USA. So it made sense to record there.
In recent years a touring career has played second fiddle to motherhood, marriage, and studies. However music has always remained essential, ongoing and entwined in their daily lives. As a result their new album presents a rich tapestry of melancholy parental laments, gospel pleas, "sweet as summer" love ditties and odes to addiction and marriage.
I featured a version of Lighthouse before where they were sitting around a kitchen table (in their motherhood/marriage mode maybe) but I felt you had to see this live in concert version.
Great performance by The Waifs on March 5th 2011 @ the Old Broadwater Farm, Busselton WA.
Moses and the Lamb
A new song called "Moses And The Lamb" Performed June 28th in Chico, Ca.
If you know this song, and who doesn't,then prepare for goosebumps.
The Waifs join the Levon Helm Band to perform this classic live at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival last year. Amazing!