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17 Aug 2017 // 2:15 AM

The Accidentals: Odyssey

The Accidentals deftly blend a mélange of musical influences on their major label debut.

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14 Aug 2017 // 11:51 AM

The Wild Reeds Are Growing Like Crazy

The tie that binds the band’s sound is the ethereal harmonies the three women achieve on stage and in the studio.

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Father John Misty - “Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution”

Father John tackles the modern age and wins. It’s hard to write an anti-consumerist tune and not come off as monumentally preachy, but he just about does it.

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Newport Folk Festival 2017 Hit All the Right Notes

A great weekend at Newport includes watching talented, diverse performers, participating in a protest song sing-along and maybe a lobster roll.

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24 Jul 2017 // 9:21 AM

Iron & Wine - “Call It Dreaming” (Singles Going Steady)

Iron & Wine writes songs for days and nights you'll remember long after they have faded into the past.

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10 Jul 2017 // 2:30 AM

Waxahatchee: Out in the Storm

Waxahatchee releases her strongest selection of songs to date on open and honest fourth record.

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16 Jun 2017 // 2:30 AM

Fleet Foxes: Crack-Up

On their first album in six years, Fleet Foxes produce a dense, complex album that's easily their best, most ambitious work yet.

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The Lone Bellow Announce New Album ‘Walk Into a Storm’ and Tour

The Lone Bellow are back with their third album and it's been produced by Dave Cobb.

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Nathaniel Rateliff: In Memory of Loss (Reissue)

Put out only seven years after its initial release, this reissue does little to expand its original incarnation.

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Said the Whale - “I Will Follow You” (video) (premiere)

Canadian indie rockers Said the Whale offers up a new video from this year's As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide.

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Jesu and Sun Kil Moon: 30 Seconds to the Decline of Planet Earth

Jesu and Sun Kil Moon's latest 30 Seconds to the Decline of Planet Earth is at times tedious and frustrating, but ultimately worth consideration.

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2 Jun 2017 // 2:30 AM

The Mountain Goats: Goths

Goths, like the Mountain Goats' music in general, is based on a deep understanding of what it feels to be out of step with the world, and of the sort-of communities built around that feeling.

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26 May 2017 // 2:20 AM

Wooden Wand: Clipper Ship

A sea change for James Toth with its altered origin and minimalist compositions, Clipper Ship is an opus of restraint.

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25 May 2017 // 12:00 PM

Fleet Foxes - “Fool’s Errand” (Singles Going Steady)

Fleet Foxes' "Fool's Errand" comes across like a lost and less psychedelic Jefferson Airplane number.

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“An Identity Crisis in a Good Way”: An Interview with Will Stratton

The upstate New York-based guitarist talks about his newest album, his intricate guitar technique, and the need to write music in tumultuous times.

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The Builders and the Butchers - ‘The Spark’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Builders and the Butchers return with The Spark, their new album of consummately crafted folk rock.

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16 May 2017 // 8:47 AM

Sóley: Endless Summer

Endless Summer has an emotional precision that elevates it beyond your typical ode to the warmer seasons.

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Magic Giant - ‘In the Wind’ (album stream) (premiere)

Festival favorite indie folk band Magic Giant releases their technicolor debut LP full of soaring folk pop.

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Bendigo Fletcher - ‘Bendigo Fletcher’ (album stream) (premiere)

With tight harmonies, soaring instrumental bridges, and a knack for developing earworm melodies across a broad scope of musical styles, Bendigo Fletcher scorches on their debut EP.

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The New Pornographers and Waxahatchee Offer Houston Set Filled with Gems

The New Pornographers recently played Houston for the first time in nine years. They did not disappoint.

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