Articles tagged country rock

Old Dominion: Meat and Candy

Old Dominion lives in our current social-media era while twisting country cliches just enough to make them feel fresh.

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Corb Lund: Things That Can’t Be Undone

Continuing an impressive winning streak, Lund delivers another stellar set, taking things down a notch and back to the beginnings of country rock.

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Runner of the Woods: Thirsty Valley

Thirsty Valley is a strong, assured debut that works best when the band plays around the outer edges of its country-rock sound.

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The Shoe Birds - “You Leave Me Blind” (audio) (Premiere)

With a little Skynyrd in the guitar and a lot of heart in its anthemic chorus, "You Leave Me Blind" finds MIssissippi's the Shoe Birds delivering an earnest slice of country rock.

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The Yawpers Sign to Bloodshot Records, New Album Out in the Fall

The Denver-based rockers the Yawpers have joined the roster at Bloodshot for their forthcoming studio record.

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Lines West - “Perfect Pair” (video) (Premiere)

The Bridgeport, Connecticut rock outfit Lines West sing an ode to unrequited love with their latest number, "Perfect Pair", from their forthcoming Two of a Perfect Pair LP.

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14 Apr 2015 // 1:05 AM

Delta Rae: After It All

On its second album After It All, the Durham-based sextet successfully raids the storehouse of American musical traditions, incorporating influences ranging from blues to folk, rock to pop, and hip-hop to musical theater.

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Counterbalance: Uncle Tupelo’s ‘No Depression’

Fear the hearts of men are failing. These are latter days we know. The great depression now is spreading. God's word declared it would be so. I'm going where there's only the 2,839th most acclaimed album of all time. An alt-rock bellwether is this week's Counterbalance.

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28 Oct 2014 // 1:01 AM

Peter Rowan: Dharma Blues

Poe’s raven crowed “Nevermore” not “Nevermind”. If there is no God and no devil, then why there is death is the unanswerable koan here.

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Jess Reimer: The Nightjar and the Garden

The Nightjar and the Garden is a highly literary effort, a testament to a woman's trying faith in a time and place where it is a commodity that is being continuously challenged.

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“We Just Kinda Broke All the Rules”: An Interview with Lucinda Williams

Throughout her long and legendary career, Lucinda Williams has garnered a reputation for dismissing any notions of rules, expectations, or boundaries.

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Hiss Golden Messenger: Lateness of Dancers

The latest from M.C. Taylor and Scott Hirsch's country-leaning band serves as an re-introduction and a rebirth for their signature sound.

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Tommy Stinson: One Man Mutiny

One Man Mutiny is a showcase for former Replacement Tommy Stinson’s skills mining disparate genres of music, from the blues to jangle pop to country.

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The Great Book of John: The Great Book of John

Essential listening for anyone with even a casual interest in either Wilco or Radiohead.

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31 Jul 2011 // 8:59 PM

Brian Keenan: Today This Year

Today This Year is a crackling statement – or, at least, it starts out that way.

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28 Jun 2011 // 8:59 PM

Witches: Forever

After being mesmerized by Forever, you'll get the sense that this trio might just be one of the best-kept secrets in the American indie scene today.

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16 Jun 2011 // 9:00 PM

Buffalo Tom: Skins

Skins is a shadow of Buffalo Tom’s glorious early ‘90s peak with all of the edginess filed away, but that’s to be expected.

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7 Jun 2011 // 9:00 PM

Country Mice: Twister

There is a ragged glory to the sounds of Country Mice’s debut album, Twister, and the flannel factor flies ferociously.

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The Wooden Birds: Two Matchsticks

Two Matchsticks is a confidently assured collection of 12 songs that work extremely well together in a consistent, even, and oak varnished form.

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The Rural Alberta Advantage: Departing

When all is said and done, if Departing doesn’t make the Polaris Music Prize shortlist this year, I will quite handily eat my toque and take a New Year's Polar Bear plunge into the sub-zero temperature of the nearest river.

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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