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Hiss Golden Messenger: Heart Like a Levee

Arrayed next to 2013's Haw and 2014's Lateness of DancersHeart Like a Levee proves that M.C. Taylor and his morphing cadre of supporting musicians are on an impressive roll.

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The Mountain Goats Turn a Concert Into a Celebration of Survival

Sharing good times to help get through the bad with the Mountain Goats.

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Dawg Yawp - ‘Dawg Yawp’ (album stream) (premiere)

Cincinnati's Dawg Yawp weave together psychedelic rock, electronica and American roots music in a wholly unique sound that's all tied together by the sitar.

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13 Oct 2016 // 2:15 AM

Luke Roberts: Sunlit Cross

On his third album, Roberts wrests songs of uncommon depth out of a simple indie-folk backdrop with amazing results.

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Bon Iver: 22, A Million (take 2)

While tapping into textures you’d never expect from him, Justin Vernon continues to craft songs so effortlessly majestic and mesmerizing that only the most timid would be repulsed by them on the grounds that they go too far.

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C Duncan - “Do I Hear” (video) (premiere)

Mercury Prize nominated C Duncan returns with a new album of more stunning, classically influenced songs.

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7 Oct 2016 // 2:30 AM

Bon Iver: 22, A Million

With a bold, experimental vision, Justin Vernon and company lose some of the nostalgia and start looking forward.

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Part Journal, Part Art Exhibit: An Interview with Hiss Golden Messenger

"I had just quit my job and I think I was having a bit of an existential crisis because all of a sudden I had gotten what I had been hoping for, which is to be able to devote my days and waking hours, creative hours, to making music, to making art."

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Fade Into the Machine: Bon Iver’s ‘22, A Million’

Bon Iver's 22, A Million may be the first album that, truly, should be dedicated to Big Digital if not artificial intelligence.

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The Handsome Family: Unseen

Ten albums and 20 years in, the Handsome Family haven't run out of odd tales or memorable melodies.

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Dawes: We’re All Gonna Die

One-time folk rockers, Dawes are keen to do things differently on their newest record.

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19 Sep 2016 // 2:10 AM

Michael Rank: Red Hand

Porter and Dolly. Johnny and June. Gram and Emmylou. Michael Rank and Heather McIntire. This is not an overstatement.

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16 Sep 2016 // 12:35 PM

Bon Iver - 33 “GOD” (Singles Going Steady)

33 "GOD" continues to make us believe that Bon Iver may be dropping one of the best albums of 2016.

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A Chicago Soul in Transit: An Interview with Ryley Walker

On Golden Sings That Have Been Sung, folk-jazz sound-poet Ryley Walker makes a strong case for singer-songwriter status, distancing himself from the "fingerstyle guitarist" moniker that has followed him around for some time.

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31 Aug 2016 // 11:35 AM

The Tallest Man on Earth - “Rivers” (Singles Going Steady)

Straddling the gap between John Denver and Lambchop is “Rivers” from the Tallest Man on Earth.

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30 Aug 2016 // 8:11 AM

Lisa Hannigan: At Swim

The Irish folk artist proves her mettle with this stunningly haunting collection of songs.

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Bon Iver - 10 d E A T h b R E a s T ⚄ ⚄ (Extended Version)  (Singles Going Steady)

This is full-on dystopian folk music, with lyrical aphasia and a clone army of distorted vocal tracks.

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Paper Bird - “Make My Dreams Come True” (Hall & Oates Cover) (premiere)

Colorado's Paper Bird release a new album of sublime Americana crossed with rock 'n' roll, all produced by none other than John Oates.

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Joseph: I’m Alone, No You’re Not

Joseph fuse their folk foundation with pop and rock tendencies to develop a delicious, if not inconsistent, soundscape.

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Ryley Walker: Golden Sings That Have Been Sung

Ryley Walker parades his influences out unabashedly in his new eight-track LP, concocting a technicolor amalgam of smokey, cellar-club jazz and gypsy-traveler Euro-folk

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Indie Horror Month 2016: Executing 'The Deed'

// Moving Pixels

"It's just so easy to kill someone in a video game that it's surprising when a game makes murder difficult.

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