Articles tagged daniel johnston, the canon, singer-songwriter, classic rock, indie, peter delaney

Leonard Cohen: You Want It Darker

Leonard Cohen gives us a darkness that isn’t just pure sad or heavy, but reflective and gentle. This isn’t just a work of art from a single period of time, but from a whole lifetime of living.

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Becky Warren - “Dive Bar Sweetheart” (premiere)

Becky Warren nails the immediacy of Saturday night revelry with "Dive Bar Sweetheart".

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23 Sep 2016 // 12:00 PM

Donovan Woods - “What They Mean” (video) (premiere)

Donovan Woods releases another clever song about love and loss.

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William Clark Green - “Sympathy” (audio) (premiere)

William Clark Green takes his queues from the storied legion of Lone Star State songwriters who have gone before and brings in the energy of rock and attitude of outlaw country.

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Gayle Skidmore - “The Golden West” (audio) (premiere)

San Diego-based singer-songwriter Gayle Skidmore presents title tune from upcoming album (and coloring book).

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M. Lockwood Porter - “Burn Away” (premiere)

"Burn Away" from M. Lockwood Porter is the sound of one cautiously settling into life's uncertainties.

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24 Aug 2016 // 7:48 AM

Liz Longley - ‘Weightless’ (album stream) (premiere)

Liz Longley returns with album number two, a '90s inspired effort loaded with pop gold.

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Brice Randall Bickford: PARO

Brice Randall Bickford's second solo album is the finest of his long musical career. PARO relies on carefully built textures that grow more fascinating with each listen.

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decker. - “The Holy Ghost” (video) (premiere)

“The Holy Ghost” stomps in double time, driving 12-bar blues marrying frenetic guitar in an explosion of weariness.

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Parker Millsap Has Acknowledgment in Music Circles and a Raw, Bluesy Album

Parker Millsap has attracted pretty impressive friends in cool places since the 2014 release of his debut album.

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Bob Brown: The Wall I Built Myself / Willoughby’s Lament

Tompkins Square brings a pair of forgotten 1970s gems long cherished by vinyl collectors into the digital age. Bob Brown’s delicate baroque-folk musings will be welcome to fans of the singer-songwriter genre.

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Chris Robley - “1973” (video) (premiere)

It might be a fictionalized portrait of the year it attempts to illustrate, but that fiction is a genuine joy — if a slightly depressing one — nonetheless.

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Josh Ritter Gives Beautiful Performance at Prospect Park (Photos)

Josh Ritter kicks off a string of summer U.S. shows with rousing free performance at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival.

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Ethan Burns - “22 Knots” (audio) (premiere)

The pained trudge of "22 Knots" is rock in its most troubadour sense, the sound of getting away from the grind just to stay lucid.

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11 Jul 2016 // 2:15 AM

Ben Trickey: Choke & Croon

The Atlanta-based singer-songwriter serves notice that he is ready for a larger stage, offering nine songs that embody our age of anxiety.

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Audrey Spillman - “Hot As Hell” (audio) (premiere)

It might not be the most effusive piece, but its slow release makes its heat that much more appealing.

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Strained Sweetness Leads to a Bitter Feeling in ‘No Stranger Than Love’

Obsessing over gross small town stereotypes, facile symbolism, and mawkish philosophical exposition, this is an uneven mess, and misses opportunities.

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Sarah Jarosz: Undercurrent

The atmospherics are rich on Undercurrent. Even when Sarah Jarosz just sings the mundane language of ordinary conversations, her words suggest that much more is meant than is said.

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15 Jun 2016 // 2:15 AM

Robert Ellis: Robert Ellis

The fourth album from the New York based songwriter reaches beyond a singular style or genre to showcase a growing talent.

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Steve Gunn: Eyes on the Lines

On his latest solo release, Steve Gunn creates a soundtrack for the wandering soul.

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How Röyksopp's 'Melody A.M.' Brought Electronica Into the Mainstream

// Sound Affects

"With their debut, the Norwegian duo essentially provided the everyman's guide to electronic music.

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