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    Poseidon and the Bitter Bug

    Indigo Girls - Poseidon and the Bitter Bug

    2009 | Vanguard Records 

    • CD

      $15.99

      POSEIDON & THE BITTER BUG (DIG)

      03/24/2009

    • LP

      $25.99

      POSEIDON & THE BITTER BUG (LTD)

      06/30/2009

    • iTunes

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    Poseidon and the Bitter Bug Notes

    The new album reunites the Grammy-winning duo with veteran producer, arranger and keyboardist Mitchell Froom (Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney, Los Lobos and others), who worked on the Indigo Girls’ acclaimed 2006 release, Despite Our Differences. Longtime bassist Clare Kenny, drummer Matt Chamberlin and engineer David Boucher make up the rest of the core band but the sound is pure Indigo Girls, with uplifting, effortless harmonies; honest, passionately involved lyrics and infectious melodies.

    "Mitchell was able to build a bridge between Emily’s songs and my songs more successfully than anyone we've worked with, says Ray, "he's a musicians' musician and has a very clear idea of what will work." Adds Saliers, "He likes Amy's music and he likes my music, which is not the easiest thing to find because we are so different and our songs are different."

    The album was recorded in Atlanta in a whirlwind three week session – they wanted to keep a sense of spontaneity and discovery to the process. And it’s the songwriting that shines on Poseidon, with the duo exploring new approaches to melody, harmonics and rhythm, especially on Saliers' "Digging For Your Dream," which she says is "as close to R&B as I’ve ever gotten," and Ray’s "Sugar Tongue," a fevered meditation on colonialism that finds her experimenting with her higher vocal range to capture an innocence not commonly displayed by the fiery rocker.

    Also available is a special 2CD set featuring a CD of acoustic versions of the songs as well as a bonus track.

    Credits of Poseidon and the Bitter Bug

    • Amy Ray
    • Guitar (Acoustic), Mandolin, Composer, Harmonica, Guitar (Electric), Vocals
    • Emily Saliers
    • Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Vocals, Composer

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