Dirty Linen - p.46
"Full of the shimmering harmonies and intelligent poetry that have defined their sound for more than two decades....POSEIDON AND THE BITTER BUG finds the duo giving a nod to their own roots while still exploring new territory."
Produced by the renowned Mitchell Froom, POSEIDON AND THE BITTER BUG finds iconic Georgia folk duo Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, better known as Indigo Girls, moving into ambitious territory. The first disc is comprised of 10 songs augmented with full band orchestrations while the second disc features stripped-down acoustic versions of those same songs. While Indigo Girls flirt with pop, rock, folk, and even subtle hints of country throughout their 11th studio offering, the lyrics reflect a melancholy and weary tone not evident on their earlier recordings. Still, POSEIDEN AND THE BITTER BUG remains a cohesive effort that will satisfy the diehard fans and perhaps attract some uninitiated listeners.