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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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Marissa Nadler - “All the Colors of the Dark” (Singles Going Steady)

Somewhere between the dreamy folk-fiction of Joni Mitchell and the cine-pop balladry of Lana Del Ray, "All the Colors in the Dark" is a concentrated swath of emotionally charged atmosphere.

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28 Mar 2016 // 2:15 AM

Kiran Leonard: Grapefruit

Grapefruit revels in its difficulty and intelligence, but sometimes these are the very ideas that the music collapses on.

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Pete Yorn: Arranging Time

Reversing gears toward the guitar pop that originally kicked off his career, this record is late '90s/early '00s radio rock nostalgic and comforting.

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Emmy the Great: Second Love

The beloved itinerant wanderer finds herself expanding further into postmodern musicality.

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9 Mar 2016 // 3:19 AM

M. Ward: More Rain

If Ward isn't out of his comfort zone, he isn't stuck in the mud, either.

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Fairground Saints - “Can’t Control the Weather” (live video) (premiere)

Fairground Saints' virtuostic musicianship and heavenly harmonies drive their infectious brand of bluegrassy pop.

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Hop Along: Get Disowned

Get Disowned may share musical DNA with Painted Shut, but to see the former in the shadow of the latter is to miss an album with its own goals, personality, and raw-nerved epics.

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Elliott Smith: Heaven Adores You

Rarities, live tracks and well-known favourites come together on the soundtrack to the latest documentary of Elliott Smith's stellar career.

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The Lowest Pair - “Keweenaw Flower” / “When They Dance the Mountains Shake” (premiere)

The Lowest Pair produced so many great songs from their 2015 sessions, that the indie folkers decided to put out a duo of albums this year.

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2 Feb 2016 // 12:08 PM

The Currys - “If I Find It” (audio) (premiere)

Florida's the Currys prove that the most powerful musical harmonies often come from groups of family members.

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Badly Drawn Boy: The Hour of Bewilderbeast (15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Badly Drawn Boy's beloved first album gets a nice reissue with a well-curated disc of bonus material. It's well worth revisiting.

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