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Northern Charms

by Sean McArdle

McArdle's music is subdued and elemental, characterized primarily by elegant restraint. His preoccupation with the mystery, cruelty and grandeur of the world is expressed with plaintive vocals and surprisingly lush orchestrations.
Genre: Rock: American Underground
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Last Words
3:42 $0.99
2. Two Brothers
3:40 $0.99
3. 56th Street
3:42 $0.99
4. Joy
4:30 $0.99
5. The Long Walk
5:01 $0.99
6. Still Working
4:33 $0.99
7. Don\'t Believe Me
3:04 $0.99
8. Jealous Heart
5:24 $0.99
9. Follow in Kind
3:08 $0.99
10. Blood Tree
4:25 $0.99
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Sean McArdle cut his teeth in the San Francisco Bay Area
scene between the early '90's and the early '00's, with his own lo-fi recording project, Driving by Braille (Troniks Records)and most notably with The Cost (Lookout! Records). The Cost’s album, Chimera, was released in 2002 to widespread applause, even receiving 4/5 Ks in the prestigious Kerrang magazine. The band toured extensively in the US and Canada.

Sean went through a career change with his music when moving to Washington, DC. Having nothing but a few guitars and knowing nobody, he had to start from the ground up. Sean decided to try playing solo sets and soon began to attract favorable local attention. Sean joined forces to record and perform with resident Dischord Records drummer Ben Azzara (Delta 72, Joe Lally) and Chris Grier (To Live and Shave in L.A. Ex-Candy Snatchers, Etc). Enlisting players for organ, vibes and guitar, the album, Northern Charms was recorded on a shoestring budget in living rooms and basements of Washington DC and finally mixed at Inner Ear, in Arlington, VA. He currently lives in Washington DC and misses living on the coast.



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A charmer
Northern Charms is best heard on a rainy day and sipping on a glass of red wine.