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Xavier Rudd

Signed: Xavier Rudd signs to Anti- Records


By: Spacelab Research Staff
Australian singer-songwriter Xavier Rudd has inked a deal with Anti- Records, home to stand out artists like Neko Case and Tom Waits. The label will release his album Food In The Belly sometime next year.

“We recorded it in May in Vancouver, in a house converted into a studio,” Xavier explains. “I was living in a little cabin surrounded by deer on Bowen Island, so I took a ferry to the studio every day. The cabin was like a retreat when I was tired of recording. It kept me feeling fresh and connected to reality.

Xavier plays a lot of different instruments to create an eclectic sound, including instruments that range from a didgeredoo to shoe soles. The result is music where no two songs sound alike. It's a very organic vibe.

“The dude who owns the studio collects these old instruments so we used some of them on the album. Most important, he had a two-inch tape machine so we didn’t use computers at all. I played everything live.”

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