Articles tagged acoustic

Trevor Hall - “What I Know” (audio) (premiere)

When we let go of the answers and the analysis, joy can find its way through. So says Trevor Hall via this brand-new song.

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22 Aug 2017 // 7:20 AM

Gordi: Reservoir

Gordi's debut seamlessly blends epic electronic soundscape with intimacy in lyricism and folk sensibilities, even if it pulls a little too often from Justin Vernon’s toolkit.

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Nick Mulvey - “Mountain to Move” live (video) (premiere)

British indie pop artist Nick Mulvey shares a paired down performance video of his hit "Mountain to Move".

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Harry Taussig and Max Ochs: The Music of Harry Taussig and Max Ochs

A pair of overlooked solo acoustic guitarists reunites 50 years after appearing together on John Fahey’s legendary 1967 Takoma sampler LP for a fine, succinct program of that for which they are each best known.

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21 Mar 2017 // 9:29 AM

Ed Sheeran Is Essentially the English Ginger Drake Now

÷ is the final step in Sheeran’s shift from baby-faced ginger kid whispering about class A’s over acoustic guitar to England’s version of a man who constantly refers to himself as "The Boy".

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Drug of Voice: Jack Savoretti’s Latest Work Ruptures With Jovian Emotion

Jack Savoretti's Sleep No More showcases what is arguably his most distinctive feature: his sweet and deadly singing pipes.

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Paul Kelly: Seven Sonnets and a Song

Legendary Australian songwriter Paul Kelly reconciles his trademark acoustic style with the works of Shakespeare on his latest album, Seven Sonnets and a Song.

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The Devil Makes Three - “Drunken Hearted Man” (Singles Going Steady)

The first single from the Devil Makes Three's upcoming covers album is fast and upbeat while being lyrically really dark.

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13 Apr 2016 // 4:09 PM

Benjamin Francis Leftwich - “Tilikum” (Singles Going Steady)

Benjamin Francis Leftwich's "Tilikum" is a heart-on-sleeve folk ballad that creates a deeply nuanced and dimensionalized emotional portrait.

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Country Fried Rock: Town Mountain Interview

Town Mountain rides the Southern Crescent all the way to Louisiana, making an album where award-winning bluegrass players boogie.

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Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker: Through the Clouds

In preparation for their 2016 LP, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker provide US listeners with both an introduction to some old favourites and a taste of what is to come.

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Ryan Adams: 21 October 2011 - Seattle

Ryan Adams' sold out show at Seattle's Benaroya Hall proved the world's most sensitive singer-songwriter has almost unlimited talent and a sense of humor too.

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Scott Matthews: What the Night Delivers ...

Singer-songwriter goes nocturnal, resurrecting the ghost of Jeff Buckley and layering up the violins, vocal effects and instrospection.

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Marissa Nadler: Marissa Nadler

On her new album, the mix between tradition and personality has shifted, and Nadler comes shining through on this wonderful, often deceptively uplifting record.

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The Summer Set: Everything’s Fine

The Summer Set seeks to find a new identity in the form of catchy pop rock.

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27 Jul 2011 // 9:57 PM

Efren: Rise on Up and Melt

Bemoaning guitar and rueful lyrics yield an underwhelming effort after the fast-paced country rock of 2010's Always Been a Bleeder EP.

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Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman: Union Town EP

Morello's political actions haven't stood in the way of his songwriting on this stellar EP full of folky yet often hard-rockin' anthems.

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Priscilla Ahn: When You Grow Up

Priscilla Ahn enters adult world with vibrant new effort.

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Channel In Channel Out: The Author and the Narrator

Channel In Channel Out creates too much static on his label debut.

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William Fitzsimmons: 13 Apr 2011 - Knoxville, TN

At one point during his set, Fitzsimmons poked fun at himself, laughing, "All my songs sound similar anyway."

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