John Calvin Abney announces Coyote for May 18 release

February 28, 2018

Photo by Dylan Johnson I first heard of John Calving Abney when I saw him playing with John Moreland. To say he’s proficient at guitar is a massive understatement. Coyote, a nickname bestowed upon him bu Moreland due to his dogged determination, will be the title of his upcoming album. The track below reminded of […]

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The Low Anthem – The Salt Doll Went to Measure the Depth of the Sea (album review)

February 27, 2018

After a devastating accident while touring in 2016 that left their gear and instruments destroyed; and Jeff Prystowsky hospitalized for weeks, Ben Knox Miller became immersed in a fable about a salt doll that slowly dissolves back into the ocean but achieves a sense of being. That’s a pretty heady subject for someone who almost […]

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Natalie Prass announces The Future and The Past for 6/1 release

February 26, 2018

Natalie Prass is back with her sophomore effort. Matthew E. White is back in the producer’s seat for her first album with ATO. The first tune is a little more poppy than her s/t debut. Here’s a little back-story on how the album came together. “The record was ready to go, and then the election […]

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Grace Vonderkuhn – Reveries (album review)

February 23, 2018

Grace Vonderkuhn can fucking rip it. I heard a song of hers on All Songs Considered back in January but like a fart in the wind, I forgot about it almost instantly. It wasn’t until I was going the list of bands playing at SXSW and recognized her name. From there, a trip to YouTube […]

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Parquet Courts announce Wide Awake! for 5/18 release

February 22, 2018

Hells to the yes, Parquet Courts are back and ready to rock. Wide Awake! will be out on 5/18 via the fine folks at Rough Trade Records. Here’s a little something on the new album from the the band. For the two primary songwriters, Wide Awake! represents the duality of coping and confrontation. “In such […]

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Marlon Williams – Make Way For Love (album review)

February 21, 2018

Photo credit: Steve Gullick Traveling for work is a lonely proposition. It sucks if you you have a solid family life at home. You miss the comforts but at least you have something to look forward to return to. But starting a relationship as you and your new special someone are traveling around the world […]

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Starcrawler – s/t (album review)

February 17, 2018

Fairly regularly I’ll poke fun at myself for judging a book by its cover and being completely wrong. But every once in a while that cover paints a pretty accurate pretty picture of what you’re going to get on the inside. As I emailed my friend, it sounds exactly what you’d expect a Ryan Adams […]

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Superchunk – What A Time To Be Alive (album review)

February 15, 2018

Photo by Lissa Gotwals Superchunk was never a band that would be deemed as political. Since reconvening in 2010, the two albums they’ve released seemed to have been aimed at old guys like me trying to find the right way to balance clinging to their youth wile aging with grace (author’s note: I haven’t found […]

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Katie Toupin announces Moroccan Ballroom EP for 3/2 release

February 15, 2018

Katie Toupin, formerly of Houndmouth, is set to release her debut EP on March 2nd. I was bummed when she parted way with Houndmouth as I thought they had something special going there. But based on this first track, it looks like Toupin has got a lot more left in the tank. Here’s how the […]

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Kyle Craft – Full Circle Nightmare (album review)

February 14, 2018

Photo – Jeremy Kale Padot On his sophomore effort, Craft continues to cement his place as one of the top songwriters around. His musical inspirations are rooted in the music of the 70s and his ability to spin a good yarns stems from his love of the folk, “I’m really just into that ’60s folk […]

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