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

Ezra Furman: Perpetual Motion People

Like a shark, albeit in a $5 dress and red lipstick, Ezra Furman's gotta keep on movin'.

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8 Jul 2015 // 2:39 PM

Beth Bombara: Beth Bombara

Beth Bombara strips away life's worn edges to reveal the subtle beauty in the familiar.

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KaiL Baxley: A Light That Never Dies

Baxley clearly commands the groove and there’s no reason to think that further triumphs aren’t left to come.

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The Domestics - “Wait Forever” (audio) (premiere)

The Portland band make a strong first impression with this sweetly melancholy new track.

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Superchunk: Come Pick Me Up (Reissue)

In 1999 Superchunk released their prettiest album to date thanks to Jim O'Rourke's delicate touch. Now Merge Records releases the album with a handful of gorgeous demos.

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Pete Townshend: Truancy: The Very Best of Pete Townshend

With the Who hitting their golden anniversary, we get another pocketing-picking Pete Townshend retrospective with two new songs.

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6 Jul 2015 // 11:30 AM

Wharfer: Acadia

If Jeff Tweedy, Glen Hansard, and Sufjan Stevens met Tom Waits at Justin Vernon’s Wisconsin cabin, the result would be Acadia.

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Foxtails Brigade - “Far Away and Long Ago” (video) (premiere)

This stunning single-take video by the Bay Area band only enhances the song's haunting quality.

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Three Thousand Rivers - “Gut” (audio) (premiere)

Citing such bands as Neutral Milk Hotel and the Mountain Goats as major influences, Brooklyn quintet Three Thousand Rivers taps into Americana, funk, jazz, and

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6 Jul 2015 // 1:10 AM

Yukon Blonde: On Blonde

Yukon Blonde are a band that focuses on simple indie pop, and with On Blonde they succeed in just, and only, that.

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Colette Carr - “Static” (video) (Premiere)

The California artist debuts her gorgeous new single today.

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Digisaurus - ‘No More Room For Love’ (EP stream)

The Columbus, Ohio band mixes classic disco and funk with more modern sounds to offer a contemporary take on classic pop.

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Eszter Balint - ‘Airless Midnight’ (album stream) (premiere)

Singer-songwriter Eszter Balint's first album in more than a decade, while eclectic, retains a remarkable consistency throughout.

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Ryan Montbleau: Growing Light

After a decade of touring together, Growing Light becomes the Ryan Montbleau band’s swan song, a fact attested to in the liner notes. If indeed that is the case, they’re exiting on what’s arguably their greatest work to date.

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The Autumn Stones - ‘Escapists’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Toronto band sounds more seasoned on their new album Escapists, which has been four years in the making.

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Light Music - “Petrichor” (audio) (premiere)

The Milwaukee trio debuts their shimmering new single.

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Jesse R. Berlin - “Wash Your Boat!” (audio) (Premiere)

The New York musician's new track is plenty whimsical, but then you read what he says about the song, and you can't stop laughing.

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29 Jun 2015 // 8:56 AM

Trails and Ways: Pathology

World beats and poetic lyrics vie in up-tempo dance songs on this debut album

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Good Old War: Broken Into Better Shape

Despite their seemingly inexplicable handle, Good Old War proves to be anything but belligerent.

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Ben Lee: Love Is the Great Rebellion

Ben Lee’s latest album unfolds as possibly his most seductive set yet, even despite its series of heady observations.

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

// Moving Pixels

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