Langhorne Slim announces Lost At Last Vol. 1 – 11/10/17

September 12, 2017

Photo Credit: Harvey Robinson I had a re-awakening of sorts with Langhorne Slim last year. I was walking down the street on my first night at Newport Folk Festival and came upon a live show by Slim. My friend Nick and I ducked in to catch the set. We had a grand ol’ time remembering [...]

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Lilly Hiatt – Trinity Lane (album review)

September 11, 2017

PHOTO CREDIT: Alysse Gafkjen Back in 2014, Lydia Loveless announced Somewhere Else and it was mostly met by indifference by myself. I had liked her 2011 effort, Indestructible Machine, but was far from chomping on the bit for her follow-up. But after a few spins of Somewhere Else, I realized just how much of a [...]

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Gun Outfit announces Out Of Range -11/10/17

September 7, 2017

Photo Credit: Joanne Kim Gun Outfit is back with their second album via Paradise of Bachelors, 5th overall. It promises to be another wandering collection of cosmic Americana. Here’s some more info on the album. Out of Range contains Gun Outfit’s most conceptually sophisticated and lyrically ambitious material, while remaining their most musically subtle, understated, [...]

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Hiss Golden Messenger announces Hallelujah Anyhow – 9/22/17

September 6, 2017

I don’t know what else I can say about the music of MC Taylor. He keeps cranking out albums and I keep saying that I love his new music. Based on the first two tracks of his upcoming release on Merge; we’re bound to repeat the process. “I see the dark clouds. I was designed [...]

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Julien Baker announces Turn Out The Lights – 10/27/17

September 5, 2017

photo : Nolan Knight If you’ve never taken the time to spin Julien Baker’s Newport Folk set, stop what you’re doing and check it out. That’s when the lights went on for me and I realized that she something special. Since then, she’s signed to Matador Records and she’s announced her sophomore effort, Turn Out [...]

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Jen Cloher – s/t (album review)

September 1, 2017

Photo Credit: Tajette O’Hallaran The best part about finding out about Jen Cloher on her fourth album is that I feel like I just got four great albums to listen to. She has a certain swagger and cool about her that is some sort of a mix between Patti Smith and Chrissy Hynde. Songs chug [...]

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Ratboys – GN (album review)

August 31, 2017

Photo by Johnny Fabrizio Admittedly, I had dismissed this album after hearing the first single. It just didn’t connect with me and with the sheer flood of music that comes in, it got lost in the shuffle. But being that they’re from Chicago, I decided to dig into album earlier this week after I saw [...]

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Rural Alberta Advantage announce The Wild – 10/13/17

August 30, 2017

Rural Alberta Advantage teased out a song earlier this year and now have finally announced their new album. These two new tracks are my favorite things they’ve done since their debut back in 2009. The Wild will be out on 10/13 via the fine folks at Saddle Creek. Check out what Nils Edenloff had to [...]

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The Yawpers – Boy In A Well (album review)

August 29, 2017

In a nutshell, The Yawpers are a powder keg, They are volatile and you don’t know when they’re going to blow; but rest assured they will sooner or later. Fronted by Nate Cook, a man who’s stage presence should only be described as maniacal. He’s like Elvis after a day of electroconvulsive therapy that maybe [...]

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Blank Range – Marooned with the Treasure (album review)

August 28, 2017

Credit: Don VanCleave The Nashville quartet finally get around to releasing their full-length LP and it proves worth the wait. Some might call it a Labor Of Love. Maybe that somebody would be Blank Range as that is the title of the 4th track and the one, where the album title comes from. Its a [...]

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