Madeline: I Waited All Day
Athens, GA native Madeline Adams has been writing and performing her own songs since the age of 15, self-releasing her first album, “Kissing & Dancing,” in 2002 — just two years into her career. A few short months later, the LP was picked up by punk label Plan-It-X Records. “Kissing & Dancing” is now in its fifth pressing, and has earned her national recognition and a solid fan base. Madeline recorded one more album for the label, before moving on to Athens label Orange Twin, who have released works most notably by Nana Grizol, Elf Power, Neutral Milk Hotel and Vic Chesnutt. Her 2006 Orange Twin release, “The Slow Bang,” was produced by Matthew Houck (Phosphorescent), and recorded at his house in Athens.
Though described in the past as a cross between The Softies, Kimya Dawson, and The Carter Family, Madeline now shares more in common with ’70’s superstars Joni Mitchell and Karen Carpenter. On her third full-length album, “White Flag,” Madeline securely set herself apart from her peers through her intelligent, emotional lyrics, her clear, haunting voice, and her unique song writing.
Today’s featured track is from the Tour EP however. “I Waited All Day”, was recorded in 2008 when Madeline Adams, Clyde Petersen, Karl Blau and a bunch of their buddies, notably Phil Elverum of Mount Eerie, got together with some new songs at the Dept. of Safety analog recording studio in Anacortes, Washington. After recording together, the trio toured the Pacific Northwestern United States for a number of days together.