Red Letter Year

Red Letter Year
Composer: Ani DiFranco
Label: Righteous Babe
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Rated: NONE
Genre: Recording

Red Letter Year is DiFranco’s most collaborative release on her independent label — once again giving the anti-establishment finger to the man. Deep, layered arrangements of jazz-infused rhythms have replaced her trademark staccato, fierce-fingerpicking concoctions. Brass melodies featured in the title track and prickly hooks peaking over jazzy riffs in “Emancipated Minor” highlight the indie rocker’s new sound. The standout “Alla This” whips out DiFranco’s snappy tongue, condemning male-worshiping religion and the war: “I can’t support the troops/cuz every last one of them is being duped.” Good listens include “Present/Infant,” “The Atom,” and “Star Matter.”

Scroll to read more San Antonio News articles
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.

Newsletters

Join SA Current Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.