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free music friday: alela diane & alina hardin
September 25, 2009, 9:15 am
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wie_aleladiane3Alela Diane & Alina Hardin
‘Bowling Green’

When Alela Diane spoke to Wears The Trousers a few weeks ago, we quizzed her all about her upcoming EP with touring partner Alina Hardin (out October 5th), from which preview track ‘Bowling Green’ is lifted. In a nutshell, here’s what we learnt: the six songs were all recorded in just two days, in Portland, Oregon, between tours, using only six- and twelve-string acoustic guitars and basic home production, and is the first time they’ve worked up proper songs together. ‘Bowling Green’ is not a cover of The Everly Brothers’ 1970s country-rock hit previously covered by Neko Case on her 1997 album The Virginian; rather, it’s a much more genteel take on the old-timey folk number popularised by Alice Gerrard and Mike Seeger that’s beautifully spacious, allowing room for both voices to shine. Alina’s airy turn adds levity to Alela’s earthier, accented tones to create a flawless, floaty gem. MP3 after the jump.

FREE MP3: Alela Diane & Alina Hardin, ‘Bowling Green’

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I’d like to hear more of Alina Hardin. Does she have an album or plan to release one?

Comment by Jason Oldfield

She doesn’t have an album yet, sadly, just a few songs scattered around. I’m sure she’ll have something in the works soon enough though.

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