Articles tagged americana

In Noir Fashion, ‘Americana’ Plays With the Reality of the Viewers Experience

Contemporary filmmakers break the 180-degree rule all the time, but seldom with the kind of flair that we see in Americana.

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Groundswell: An Interview With Angaleena Presley

The former Pistol Annie's brazen new album reflects on her time in the music industry and the future it holds for women.

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Moonsville Collective - “LA County Line” (audio) (premiere)

The LA Americana quintet leave the big city on their newest single.

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LuxDeluxe - “Keep Your Distance” (video) (premiere)

LuxDeluxe brings listeners into the mind of a "paranoid schizophrenic" on their latest single "Keep Your Distance".

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The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band: Front Porch Sessions

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band's new LP features songs that are rough and rootsy with no concessions to modern technology.

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Amy Black - “The Blackest Cloud” (video) (premiere)

In which Nashville's Amy Black travels to Memphis to immerse herself in the steamy, horn-driven soul and gritty blues of the city's musical scene.

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Malcolm Holcombe - “Pretty Little Troubles” (video) (premiere)

Americana's Malcolm Holcombe shares a great new country blues tune "Pretty Little Troubles" ahead of Friday's LP release.

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6 Apr 2017 // 2:20 AM

Cory Branan: Adios

Not content to follow the rules of a single genre, Cory Branan expects his fans to work a bit at keeping up with him. With Adios, he proves worth the effort.

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Curtis McMurtry: The Hornet’s Nest

McMurtry can be coy, but then shock with his bluntness. In fact, it is his willingness to take things a little too far verbally that gives the record its punch.

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Ha Ha Tonka - “Everything” (video) (premiere)

Ha Ha Tonka shares a joyful vibe with their new video "Everything" that celebrates life's memories and a bit of fun in the sun with friends.

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Timothy Seth Avett as Darling: IV

The Avett Brothers frontman returns to his solo project after over a decade, and it's a good one.

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29 Mar 2017 // 10:23 AM

Rodney Crowell - “Nashville 1972” (Singles Going Steady)

Backed primarily by sparse acoustic guitar, "Nashville 1972" is a lovely country/folk number that recalls Crowell's salad days.

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The Mavericks: Brand New Day

The music evokes the broad empty landscapes, sleepy cantinas, and heavy-eyed senoritas of the mythical past where the differences between bad hombres and honest men were not always clear.

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Rodney Crowell: Close Ties

On Close Ties, Crowell sees his own failures and acknowledges that he may not have changed as much as he should have.

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Peter Mulvey - ‘Are You Listening?’ (album stream) (premiere)

Singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey returns with a new album celebrating the theme of "listening" to one another. It's a timely and powerful message.

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21 Mar 2017 // 10:00 AM

Fleet Foxes - “Third of May / Ōdaigahara” (Singles Going Steady)

This is a band stepping out of its comfort zone and sounding so much better for it.

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21 Mar 2017 // 2:02 AM

Natalie Hemby: Puxico

In the case of Natalie Hemby, she takes an old trope in dedicating an album to a small town and making it new again, all by her own means.

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Ruthie Foster: Joy Comes Back

Like all of Foster’s albums, this one contains a diverse selection of bluesy material with a folk-rock edge and a gospel bottom.

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John Moreland - “It Don’t Suit Me (Like Before)” (Singles Going Steady)

This Oklahoma native is one of the finest voices in contemporary alternative-country.

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Hurray for the Riff Raff: The Navigator

Alyndra Segarra proves that moonlight and a bottle can function as well as the Bible for one looking for salvation.

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