SAFE – “Carolina” (Stereogum Premiere)
“Carolina,” a new track by BTW Safe, aka Missoula-to-Berkeley “goat enthusiast” CF Edley, “may or may not be a nod to Shaggy’s song ‘Oh Carolina.'” (Sounds like it.) We also know that to record it, Edley “found a new studio with bigger machines.” Which is in line with nods to Shaggy (albeit, via Arthur Russell). No word on an exact release right now, but look for a 2011 follow-up to the self-titled Laser Cave/Greedhead cassette he put out earlier this year. He’s definitely more center-of-the-room vocal on “Carolina” than the more whispered songs we posted previously.
He has some upcoming live appearances:
09/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Southpaw
09/17 – New York, NY @ Union Pool #
10/12 – Cambridge, MA @ T.T. The Bear’s
10/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Milk Bar
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