Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco


Past Event

Location Info:

Palace Theatre
630 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA  90014
The title track of Ani DiFranco’s new album, Binary, is a funky mélange of Todd Sickafoose’s intricate bass lines and Terence Higgins’ tight drums. Tying it all together is DiFranco’s even more nimble wordplay, which weaves in and out of the chords with a message of global hope and unity even as she warns, “They got networks like insects with webs of deception/They’ll trap you, cocoon you like a department of correction.” Elsewhere, she declares autonomy over her own body (“Play God”) and returns to her acoustic-folk roots (the humble and disarming “Pacifist’s Lament” and the ruefully resigned ballad “Delayed Gratification”). The coolly grooving and jazzy “Telepathic” warns of the dangers of too much empathy when soaking up everyone else’s feelings. Former M.I.A. drummer Madame Gandhi provides a distinct contrast with her electronica-laced reveries.


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