Articles tagged americana

Iris Dement: The Trackless Woods

Iris Dement’s The Trackless Woods sets Russian poet Anna Akhmatova’s poetry to music with excellent results.

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Various Artists: Buy This Fracking Album

As Buy This Fracking Album makes clear, a common cause can garner considerable attention if the right mix of artists are involved.

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Whitney Rose: Heartbreak of the Year

Rose's new album is technically beautiful, historically minded, smartly constructed, and slightly dull.

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Fairground Saints - ‘Fairground Saints’ (album stream) (premiere)

The LA trio create a beautiful pop/country hybrid on their charming new album.

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Kevin Gordon - “Church on Time” (audio) (premiere)

Kevin Gordon's blend of blues and poetry is especially appealing on this fantastic new track.

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Drunken Prayer - “Love Looks Like a Master” (audio) (premiere)

Wit, romanticism, weirdness: Drunken Prayer hits that sweet spot once again on this brand new track.

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Quaildogs - “Southern River” (audio) (premiere)

The Atlanta band remembers to bring a little volume and force to Americana.

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Holland Belle - “Lovely Ghost” (video) (premiere)

The singer-songwriter's new video is a perfect visual complement to her haunting track.

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Blitzen Trapper - “All Across This Land” (audio) (premiere)

The Portland band focuses more on the rock on their new single, with fabulous results.

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Kasey Chambers - “Cold and Bitter Tears” (audio) (premiere)

Chambers and her father serve up a plaintive cover of a Ted Hawkins classic.

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Jesse Payne - ‘Heirloom’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Alabama singer-songwriter's latest album offers a contemplative take on Americana.

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Crow and the Canyon - “Gentle on My Mind” (audio) (premiere)

The new track by the Portland band feels like a gentle respite from the modern world.

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6 Aug 2015 // 1:30 AM

The Delta Saints: Bones

The Nashville outfit dips into moonshine barrels of influence to create a heady cocktail of roots rock.

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The Whistles & the Bells: The Whistles & the Bells

A complex and musically surprising account of Bryan Simpson's Christian journey.

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Nicholas Altobelli: Searching Through That Minor Key

Searching Through That Minor Key lacks the raw emotional attachment of Altobelli's prior poetic work.

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Tracy Bonham - “Black Tears” (audio) (premiere)

Parenthood greatly informs Bonham's excellent new album, her first in five years.

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Runner of the Woods: Thirsty Valley

Thirsty Valley is a strong, assured debut that works best when the band plays around the outer edges of its country-rock sound.

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Let Us Now Praise Dale Watson, American Treasure

Dale Watson wants to secede from country music and all we can do is hope that this is one rebellion that comes to a happy end.

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3 Aug 2015 // 1:05 AM

HoneyHoney: 3

As evidenced by her authoritative drawl and smart sexuality, it is immediately clear Suzanne Santos is no damsel in distress.

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The Sweeplings - ‘Rise and Fall’ (album stream) (premiere)

A chance meeting thanks to a reality show brought two artists together and yielded a beautiful Americana album.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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