Articles tagged americana

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 // 1:20 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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The Silks - “Live and Learn” (video) (premiere)

"Live and Learn" is the kind of Americana-worshipping blues rock that will never go out of style.

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Elizabeth Cook: Exodus of Venus

It takes more than “balls”, as Cook used to sing, to get through life. Being tough is not enough.

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Whitehorse: The Northern South Vol. 1

The sexy cuts sound dirty, and the others -- oh, there are no others; after all, this is blues rock -- sound just as dirty.

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For The Time Being: Robbie Fulks Reflects on His Rural Heritage With ‘Upland Stories’

For a moment Robbie Fulks worried that he'd gone to the well of southern life one too many times. Then he decided to embrace the kind of music and stories he loves best. The result? A new career high with the album Upland Stories.

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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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The Felice Brothers: Life in the Dark

"The rain in Maine / Is made of Novocaine… / Minnesota / Is made of baking soda."

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case/lang/veirs: case/lang/veirs

case/lang/veirs makes the case that these three artists should do more than a once-off collaboration.

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21 Jun 2016 // 1:15 AM

Pete Seeger: Pete-Pak

A compelling example of Pete Seeger's artistry and character, in both audio and video form.

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Bonnie Bishop: Ain’t Who I Was

Bonnie Bishop’s straight-no chaser take on country-soul goes down smooth on this triumphant return after a brief time away.

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Sarah Jarosz: Undercurrent

The atmospherics are rich on Undercurrent. Even when Sarah Jarosz just sings the mundane language of ordinary conversations, her words suggest that much more is meant than is said.

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Nathan Bell - “I Don’t Do This For Love, I Do This For Love” (video) (premiere)

Nathan Bell's mellow, world-weary folk music chronicles the endless grind of all shades of the working person in America.

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15 Jun 2016 // 1:15 AM

Robert Ellis: Robert Ellis

The fourth album from the New York based songwriter reaches beyond a singular style or genre to showcase a growing talent.

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14 Jun 2016 // 8:54 AM

Marley’s Ghost - “Prodigal Son” (audio) (premiere)

Americana band Marley’s Ghost is celebrating their 30th anniversary this year with the new release The Woodstock Sessions, and we've got a track to whet your appetite.

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10 Jun 2016 // 9:10 AM

Jerry Castle - “She Kills” (video) (premiere)

Nashville singer-songwriter Jerry Castle has taken a novel route to mental enhancement as a means of sparking creativity. He’s not talking about cannabis, but

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Esmé Patterson: We Were Wild

The Denver folk-rocker rebels against modern-day domestication on her latest.

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