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By MusicNerd April 2, 2009

Editor's Note: We've got a treat for you today. MusicNerd files what I hope is the first in a series of PubliCola podcasts. For this installment, MusicNerd sat down with local singer/songwriter Cataldo, who played two gorgeous songs on his guitar for us and answered a few questions about his new album.

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It makes total sense that Cataldo works at Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream in Wallingford. Everyone loves ice-cream; everyone loves homemade folk pop.

Just as Ms. Moon ingeniously tweaks a classic formula (balsamic strawberry ice cream!), Cataldo's experiments—hushed vibraphones and banjo plucking—make his otherwise classic emo even more intimate and evocative. "Like a jack in the box you and I can tremble but not talk."

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Eric Anderson, AKA Cataldo of the Inland Northwest

If you would like to be very happy buy his new album Signal Flare. 

He stopped by my living room, recorded two excellent acoustic versions of songs from this record, and did an interview about the dangers of meta-commentary and who he would like to be never compared to again.
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