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James Wallace & The Naked Light (Nashville, Tenn.)
Nashville musician James Wallace has toured extensively as a Folk singer and co-written music with Abigail Washburn. His album, More Strange News From Another Star, an eclectic collection of vintage-sounding Twee Pop with his band The Naked Light, almost never saw release. Originally recorded with producer Matthew E. White for a Chinese label that planned to release it through monthly cassettes, after the label folded, Virginia-based indie imprint Dialogue Records rescued the compelling, unique recordings, releasing the otherworldly Pop LP this past spring to great reviews.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Belle and Sebastian, Paul Simon, The Kinks, Tom Waits. (Mike Breen)