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Friday, October 17 2014

Hiss Golden Messenger: Lateness of Dancers

The latest from M.C. Taylor and Scott Hirsch's country-leaning band serves as an re-introduction and a rebirth for their signature sound.


Tuesday, October 7 2014

The Mastersons: Good Luck Charm

A testament to the power of love and commitment and one of the best Americana releases of the year.


Wednesday, October 1 2014

Lucinda Williams: Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone

Both familiar and challenging, Williams' new record invites her audience to dance slow and close to a set of adult songs for adult listeners.


Bonnie “Prince” Billy: Singer’s Grave a Sea of Tongues

Existential dread is nothing new for Will Oldham's performing persona, but this new record might be his most harrowing yet.


Tuesday, February 11 2014

Lone Justice: This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983

This lively archival release captures the L.A. band in their early "cowpunk" stage before Geffen got '80s production all over them.


Monday, September 16 2013

Califone: Stitches

Stitches finds a power in its directness that has led to some of the band's best music.


Thursday, November 3 2011

Deer Tick: Divine Providence

There's a lack of musical exploration here, but the Providence alt-country rockers embrace their love for booze and rebellion more than ever on this record.


Wednesday, October 5 2011

High Flying: Pop Goes Country

1991 was a significant, even historic year, for country music, giving a strong indication of the direction it would take from then on to now.


Wednesday, September 14 2011

Blitzen Trapper: American Goldwing

Portland alt-countryish rockers Blitzen Trapper take to the road with an accomplished sixth album steeped in a bygone America.


Old 97s: Grand Theatre Volume 2 (Reviews) [27.Jul.11]
Dennis Crommett: In the Buffalo Surround (Capsule Reviews) [24.Mar.11]
Carey Ott: Human Heart (Capsule Reviews) [13.Mar.11]
Tired Pony: The Place We Ran From (Reviews) [15.Nov.10]
The Pines: Tremolo (Reviews) [6.Dec.09]
Backyard Tire Fire: Vagabonds and Hooligans (Capsule Reviews) [5.Apr.07]
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