Articles tagged americana

23 Aug 2016 // 10:11 AM

Hollis Brown - “Don’t Want to Miss You” (premiere)

Hollis Brown releases a stunning new single, "Don't Want to Miss You", full of gorgeous country/soul stylings.

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18 Aug 2016 // 2:20 AM

Lydia Loveless: Real

Columbus, Ohio-based singer-songwriter tightens things up musically, but loses none of her honest emotion and lyrical frankness

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Paige Calico - “The Hard Way” (video) (premiere)

“The Hard Way” is pristinely loopy Americana, a gorgeous arrangement warped just a touch by a layer of sand and dirt.

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Mandolin Orange - “Hard Travelin’” (audio) (premiere)

Mandolin Orange's “Hard Travelin’” is a delightful mix of Americana, bluegrass and country.

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The Stray Birds: Magic Fire

Magic Fire is an essential step forward into musical collaboration for the rising Americana trio.

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Sara Melson - “No Expectations” (audio) (premiere)

Less a purely original cover than a faithful revision, “No Expectations” shines mutely, a triumph of melancholy.

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3 Aug 2016 // 10:45 AM

Shovels & Rope - “I Know” (Singles Going Steady)

"I Know" is an animalistic alt-folk lunge-forward, one that casts the duo's unique admixture of roots rock, left-field country, and classic singer-songwriter fare over a T. Rex-parroting metallic strut.

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Ben Millburn - “I’ll Go” (audio) (premiere)

“I’ll Go” doesn’t so much progress as creep forward, spidery guitar ricocheting off Ben Millburn’s howl.

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Jonah Tolchin: Thousand Mile Night

Jonah Tolchin drives the Americana genre forward with a reverent eye in the rear view mirror and a right foot heavy on the gas.

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The Stray Birds - “Sabrina” (audio) (premiere)

The Stray Birds make beautiful Americana music, a lush sound characterized by tight harmonies and all-encompassing instrumentation.

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National Park Radio - ‘The Great Divide’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Great Divide is dance music in its most traditionally American sense: this is the stuff you waltz to around a campfire with your sweetheart.

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Parker Millsap Has Acknowledgment in Music Circles and a Raw, Bluesy Album

Parker Millsap has attracted pretty impressive friends in cool places since the 2014 release of his debut album.

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The Avett Brothers: True Sadness

On their latest, the Avetts set their past, present, and future front-and-center in compelling fashion.

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Josh Ritter Gives Beautiful Performance at Prospect Park (Photos)

Josh Ritter kicks off a string of summer U.S. shows with rousing free performance at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival.

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Riding the Undercurrent: An Interview with Sarah Jarosz

After a whirlwind three years, Jarosz finds herself at the precipice of her most-anticipated release yet, and it all begins with stripping things down.

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Stewart Eastham - “In the Morning” (audio) (premiere)

Rather than the tortured wanderings of rural America, "In the Morning" is a brief respite from the trials those entails, an acknowledgment that, no matter what, we can always dance.

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Christian Lopez Band - “Stay With You” (live) (exclusive download)

Christian Lopez Band's “Stay With You” is a lush beauty, warmth seeping out of every pore.

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12 Jul 2016 // 2:20 AM

Moon Bros.: These Stars

A post-rock homage to the rich vein of cinematic western music, Matt Schneider’s Moon Bros. offers a warm kind of cool.

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Corin Raymond: Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams

The weird and wonderful side of Americana.

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Gravel Kings - “Come As You Are” (Nirvana cover) (audio) (premiere)

Gravel Kings shows that Nirvana’s overwhelmingly sad ethos translates well into the often overwhelmingly sad realm they inhabit.

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