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    So CharMar is touring soon to promote a new album, Dancing on Needles. I don't think there is an official release date yet, but there are some tour dates out there.

    You can hear a clip here. I'm not sure what I think about it, but I am so happy to have new stuff with lyrics.

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    Bought tickets to see her in January! Can't wait. She is truly amazing live, such a powerful voice!

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    i can't believe we didn't already have a charmar thread! thanks for starting this, Scarlet.

    the clip is great. i really love the direction she's taken since Stromata (one of my favorite albums). consider me excited for Dancing on Needles!

    and i agree with you, Jake. she's wonderful live. i saw her on the Chicks with Attitude tour years ago with The Cardigans and Liz Phair. Char was super sweet and hung out in the audience after her set. my girl Lynsy and i were standing next to her during The Cardigans set and she was super polite & gracious. we chatted for a while about Kate Bush & the Cocteau Twins. amazing artist, sweet lady.
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    One of my favorite artists and I would even consider her a friend.
    I have seen her numerous times and one time she let me make her setlist for her! =)
    She had me a place to stay and front row tickets for her DVD taping all I needed was a plane ticket. Sadly, I could not get out of work.=(
    Super stoked for the new album and will hopefully be seeing her in Chicago.
    My face screams without an emotion

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    I like Charlotte a ton, and she's an excellent live performer, but the new song is going to have to grow on me, judging from that clip. It sounds very Stromata-esque in style, and the more electronic/layered tracks on that album had to grow on me for a while too though, so I'm still sure the new album will be great. I was hoping she'd move back to a more piano-based sound after the last piano-only tour, which was amazing, but I guess that's not in the cards.

    My favorite recent Charlotte song is Galaxies, here's a great performance of it for KGRL:



    And here's Stromata solo from the last time she played Joe's Pub:



    I was at this show, and this performance in particular was so epic and unexpected that I was just stunned. The extended "dirty river" bit takes the song to a different level.
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    I think the new song sounds oddly dated, very 90's but not in a good way. I did like Stromata and Orphans.

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    She encourages it.
    She does not mind picture taking taking at all.
    My face screams without an emotion

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    She also has an open taping policy, very important for fans that can't make it to shows.

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    Um, I actually LOVE that clip! Excited for the new record.
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    Oh poor thing! I had no idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
    Dancing on Needles.

    You can hear a clip here.
    I dig it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeasLoveandHominy View Post
    Over the course of her career, Martin has recorded both major label and independent releases, performed sold-out shows to audiences around the world
    Ok, that's complete nonsense unless they're referencing any kind of performances she may have done abroad while studying opera at EIU. As far as I know she's never even played a show in Canada let alone outside of North America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halo eighteen View Post
    Ok, that's complete nonsense unless they're referencing any kind of performances she may have done abroad while studying opera at EIU. As far as I know she's never even played a show in Canada let alone outside of North America.
    She's played 2 shows in Vancouver and at least one in Toronto if memory serves me right.

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    I've seen her in TO, I want to say twice, but at least once on the Chicks with Attitude tour.

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    Ah, good to know I hope she goes back. She's been promising people in the UK shows for years now, but she can't afford to get over there. I'm really perplexed as to why she isn't much more popular than she is.

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