i'm a little late to this party as well, but i also recently finally picked up joseph arthur's latest, nuclear daydream. i saw joseph arthur perform a few years back at the kcrw sounds eclectic evening show, but aside from that the extent of my exposure to him was the song "honey and the moon" from 2002's redemption's son. but he definitely seemed like someone i'd like, and after hearing a few of the songs and reading some good things about it, it was obvious that nuclear daydream was something that i needed to hear. and i have not been disappointed. he certainly stands on par with many of the singer/songwriters i love so much--a little neil young, a little mark oliver everett (E), and in the album closer, the title track, he sounds a lot like grant-lee phillips. this is for sure among my favorites of 2006.
joseph arthur : "nuclear daydream"
from the lp nuclear daydream (megaforce, 2006)
his performance at the kcrw show was a memorable one because, much like m. ward the first time i saw him, joseph arthur performed completely solo but used a loop pedal to create layers upon layers of guitar and vocals. in support of nuclear daydream, however, he is touring with a band called the lonely astronauts. last night he appeared on the late late show with craig ferguson with the lonely astronauts and performed "too much to hide".
joseph arthur and the lonely astronauts : "too much to hide"
from the late late show with craig ferguson (december 1, 2006)
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