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Shana Halligan - “Been Waiting” (audio) (premiere)

The singer-songwriter's new single morphs from torch singing to gentle house with impressive grace.

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Jesse Payne - ‘Heirloom’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Alabama singer-songwriter's latest album offers a contemplative take on Americana.

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Samson the Truest - “Afterall” (audio) (premiere)

The singer-songwriter explores the two disparate sides of Samson as inspiration on his new album.

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Jim Croce: The Definitive Croce

Jim Croce is an essential artist, but The Definitive Croce is not an essential record.

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Jackson C. Frank: The Complete Recordings

Fully remastered and appending 57 tracks to the ten cuts comprising Frank’s sole record, this should be considered the definitive collection of the tragic and enigmatic songwriter.

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31 Jul 2015 // 2:10 AM

Elizaveta: Messenger

A cocktail of style, skill and beauty, Elizaveta's second album leaves fans wondering if there is anything this singer-songwriter cannot do.

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Slow Down Molasses: Black Burnt Cars

Powerfully blending melody and discord and inspired by pictures of the Paris events in May 1968, Canada’s Slow Down Molasses reflect the tension between ideals and reality, then and now.

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Neil Young and Promise of the Real: The Monsanto Years (Take 2)

While the message often appears to overpower the music, the album is nowhere near the unlistenable mess some critics have claimed.

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Haroula Rose - “Swimming Song” (audio) (premiere)

The LA singer-songwriter serves up a bluegrass-tinged cover of a Loudon Wainwright III favorite.

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Daphne Lee Martin - “I’d Take a Bullet for You” (audio) (premiere)

The singer-songwriter draws inspiration from Bonnie and Clyde on her newest track.

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Maggie Trapani - ‘Life of a Perpetual Quitter’ (EP stream) (premiere)

The debut EP by the young singer-songwriter is mature beyond her years.

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22 Jul 2015 // 2:10 AM

Joy Williams: Venus

On her first post-Civil Wars album, Williams sometimes hits the mark perfectly. And sometimes she sounds like she's trying on musical costumes to see what fits.

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Bert Jansch: Live at the 12 Bar

Bert Jansch's intimate London gig from the mid-'90s changes hands again for reissue.

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China Forbes - “The Northern Line” (video) (premiere)

The talented singer-songwriter gets personal in this new track for her sister's feature film.

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Sharon Van Etten: I Don’t Want to Let You Down

There are spaces of elegant starkness on Sharon Van Etten's new EP, and she fills them like a shade of blue yet to be invented.

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Cancellieri - “Education” (audio) (premiere)

Indie and Americana merge beautifully on the latest front he prolific singer-songwriter.

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Jason Isbell: Something More Than Free

While it doesn't quite have the thunderous impact of Southeastern, Something More Than Free confirms that Jason Isbell is a rare talent.

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Whitehorse - “Go It Alone” (Beck cover) (video) (premiere)

The Canadian duo turn in a charming rendition of a Beck favorite.

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10 Jul 2015 // 2:10 AM

Richard Buckner: The Hill

The Hill is an eerie concept, but as a piece of sepia-tinted folk art, it works remarkably well.

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James McMurtry - “Forgotten Coast” (video) (premiere)

James McMurtry's new video is a perfect visual companion to a charming, laid-back song.

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'Doctor Who': Casting a Woman as the Doctor Offers Fresh Perspectives and a New Kind of Role Model

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"The BBC's announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor has sections of fandom up in arms. Why all the fuss?

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