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Something Better

by Show of Cards

Envelops thoughtful lyrics and captivating melodies with layered textures and rhythms of musical languages ranging from jazz to west African to classical.
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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1. Beyond the Sliding Doors...
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2. Bird of Hope
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3. Colorado
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4. High
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5. Sinking
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6. Falling Apples
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7. Walking Wounded
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8. Down
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9. Sadie
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11. Seam of Life
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Album Notes
Something Better features several notable guest artists including Eric Remschneider (Smashing Pumpkins, Filter) and many others. This album keeps you on your toes with a fantastic variety of styles executed authentically, but maintains a cohesive flow and arc.

Produced by Mike Cardozo and Garrett Sawyer

Engineered and mixed by Garrett Sawyer at Northfire Recording Studios (Amherst, MA)
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering (Boston, MA)
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice

Show of Cards was formed in 2009 as a trio of Cardozo siblings: singer-songwriter Karen (of Chattering Magpies), bassist Joe (of Cold Duck Complex) and lead guitarist Mike. With drummer Makaya McCraven and others, they released their debut Leap Year in 2009.

With Something Better (2013) the band builds on Karen's thoughtful, reflective songs with Mike's layered production of textures, rhythms, and arrangements colored with musical languages from jazz to West African to classical. On the new release, Karen and Mike are joined by bassist/engineer Garrett Sawyer, drummer Sturgis Cunningham, and notable guest collaborators including Eric Remschneider (cellos), Jeff D'Antona (keyboards), Zoe Darrow (fiddle) and Tim Eriksen (backing vocals).



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