By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio
A new season of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation kicks off next Tuesday, November 17 with a timely back-and-forth between yours truly and the Flat Five’s Kelly Hogan and Nora O’Connor, presented in See! Hear! Pop!, Pure Pop Radio’s finely-tuned video-riffic sight and sound format.
This first in a new series of In Conversation shows featuring your favorite and new-to-you melodic pop artists is a timely one indeed. This lively conversation comes as the Flat Five’s sophomore album, Another World, is released by Pravda Records. Another World continues in the storied tradition begun by the band in 2016, when their first, smash album, It’s a World of Love and Hope, made its way into the universe, charming music lovers from here to there and everywhere in-between.
Another World’s 11 eminently catchy and clever songs run the style gamut, embracing waltzes, shuffles, swing, retro and soft pop, and jazz, among other music types, and reflect the influence of bands such the Free Design, NRBQ, Randy Newman and Harry Nilsson. A massive influx of melody and, especially, harmony, drives this second Flat Five album’s classic-sounding numbers.
Here is nothing less than an infectious taste of what you’ll find when you put your CD player or turntable’s spin on the Flat Five’s Another World:
The Flat Five, a tried-and-true supergroup, its members having played and sung with artists such as Neko Case, the Decemberists, NRBQ, the New Pornographers and Brian Wilson, have neat and nifty stories to tell; during this program, Kelly and Nora will tell them all (well, some of them at least!).
Don’t miss the Flat Five’s Kelly Hogan and Nora O’Connor on the first in a new series of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation shows, next Tuesday, November 17, right here on the Pure Pop Radio website. (An audio version of this show will run on the Pure Pop Radio station soon.)
It’s another world, baby!
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