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28 Jun 2016 // 10:37 AM

Wye Oak - “Watching the Waiting” (Singles Going Steady)

Jenn Wasner's voice is a marvel of wholly natural beauty -- a phenomenon of indie-pop poeticism that seems to emerge from nature itself.

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Sing My Songs to Me: Eric Johnson on the Return of Fruit Bats

Having left behind a highly identifiable name in 2013, Eric Johnson embarked on a career as EDJ. The music stayed the same but, Johnson says, a little bit of confusion in the marketplace had to go.

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Bonnie “Prince” Billy: More Revery

Long out-of-print set from Bonny (no "Prince" and note the different spelling of Bonnie here) Billy resurfaces in expanded form. It's Will Oldham sounding ferocious and loud. A welcome return.

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Mutual Benefit: Skip a Sinking Stone

This record made me buy better headphones so I could do it justice writing about it. This record made me a better person.

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10 Jun 2016 // 2:30 AM

Wye Oak: Tween

The Baltimore dream pop duo are back with a hazy, mesmerizing collection that holds together nicely.

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7 Jun 2016 // 2:48 PM

Cass McCombs - “Opposite House” (Singles Going Steady)

Cass McCombs' new single is an extremely well-written, sophisticated song that's not unlike Bibio's latest music without all the blips and beeps.

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1 Jun 2016 // 9:48 AM

John Grant - “Voodoo Doll” (Singles Going Steady)

"Voodoo Doll" is an absurdist freak-pop hymn layered with cheesy sci-fi synthesizers, electro bass-pulses, and a thoroughly bizarre romantic sensibility.

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25 May 2016 // 2:15 AM

Cate Le Bon: Crab Day

Cate Le Bon shows the true extent of her powerfully versatile creative voice on Crab Day.

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18 May 2016 // 12:59 PM

Kacy and Clayton - “Strange Country” (Singles Going Steady)

"Strange Country" is folk music at its finest, and deserves to be heard.

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Darlingside - “White Horses” (video) (premiere)

Darlingside's most striking feature is those pristine, crystalline harmonies that the four-member band spin like the finest of weavers.

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Fruit Bats: Absolute Loser

The best stuff on the solid Absolute Loser makes for a welcome return of an underrated American band.

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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros: PersonA

Edward Sharpe's bombastic hippie-folk utopianism takes a darker hue in PersonA

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27 Apr 2016 // 12:00 PM

Aoife O’Donovan - “Porch Light” (Singles Going Steady)

Porch Light" dovetails folk-ballad moodiness with bustling bluegrass energy.

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Laura Gibson: Empire Builder

Laura Gibson's excellent fourth album is the cathartic sound of someone starting over.

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Woods: City Sun Eater in the River of Light

A slight step out of the comfort zone from Brooklyn's Woods, one of indie rock's most reliable and steady voices

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12 Apr 2016 // 11:20 AM

Kyle Britton - “Villain” (audio) (premiere)

Indie folk singer-songwriter Kyle Britton writes about the dark depths of the soul in a compelling and self-confessional manner.

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Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop: Love Letter for Fire

Sub Pop label mates Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop create some of their best songs to date on their new collaborative album.

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Damien Jurado: Visions of Us on the Land

A culmination of his stoner tryptich with fellow merry prankster Richard Swift, a spiritual narrative on getting lost to become found.

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Passport to Stockholm - “Better Days” (audio) (premiere)

London indie folk ensemble Passport to Stockholm knows their way around a hook. The group creates memorable, pristine, addictive folk pop.

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Andrew Bird: Are You Serious

Andrew Bird returns with the same sinuous, gypsy-folk style, but introduces a newfound thematic interest in love's complexities

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