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23 Jun 2015 // 9:30 AM

Country Fried Rock: Jacob Furr

After his young wife's death from a brain tumor, songwriter Jacob Furr hit the road of his native Texas for some windshield therapy.

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Caravan of Thieves - “I Got You” (video) (premiere)

The gypsy folk band's song "I Got You" is simple and charming, and the new video for the tune is equally so.

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23 Jun 2015 // 2:20 AM

Son Lux: Bones

Son Lux only offers the bones of something once promising.

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Trevor Hall - “To Zion” (audio) (Premiere)

Singer-songwriter Trevor Hall's new track lovingly blends folk, reggae, and Sanskrit.

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Vinnie Ferra - ‘arc en ciel’ (album stream) (premiere)

Traditionalism and experimentation share equal space on this sublime new album by the LA singer-songwriter Vinnie Ferra, arc en ciel.

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Sad Robot - ‘Après Moi, le Déluge’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Los Angeles duo have created an album that marries the languid sounds of Goldfrapp and Lamb with more overt pop touches.

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Joe Goodkin - “Dog and Cat” (video) (Premiere)

Joe Goodkin’s honest, unpretentious style shines through on his new video.

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Rocky Votolato and Chuck Ragan: Kindred Spirit

Kindred Spirit serves as a fine introduction for two artists clearly ready for prime time.

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Penguin Prison: Lost in New York

Penguin Prison's second album is serviceable dance-pop, but lacks personality.

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The Chris Robinson Brotherhood Cooks Up “Psychedelic Filling in a Folk Blues Pie” to Rock North Park

There’s no looking back now, as Chris Robinson is all in with his Brotherhood and the "freak power" movement.

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Christopher Paul Stelling: Labor Against Waste

A new voice joins those of the masters before him on this album of spiritual travel and travail. A strong candidate for best folk album of the year.

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18 Jun 2015 // 9:07 PM

Snow Ghosts: A Wrecking

Snow Ghosts's second full-length is the sound of ambition being met halfway.

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Rolemodel - “Cruel Intentions” (video) (Premiere)

The Toronto band blends confessional themes and dreamy shoegaze on this new track.

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Adrien Reju - “Soul Love (David Bowie Cover)” (audio) (Premiere)

New York singer-songwriter Adrien Reju takes on the music of Ziggy Stardust as part of her unconventional examination of love on her new record Strange Love and the Secret Language.

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Jackie Greene - “A Face Among the Crowd” + Father’s Day Playlist (audio) (Premiere)

Americana singer/songwriter Jackie Greene pays tribute to his late father on the tender and touching "A Face Among the Crowd", which also leads up a Father's Day playlist you can hear right here on PopMatters.

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Travis Bretzer: Waxing Romantic

Canadian singer-songwriter Travis Bretzer dreams up a wistful set of mildly psychedelic guitar pop for his debut album.

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Topher Mohr - ‘Phlowers’ (album stream) (premiere)

A hybrid of funk, soul, reggae, folk, and indie, singer-songwriter Topher Mohr's vibrant second album arrives just in time for summer.

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Claire Holley: Time in the Middle

It takes only a perfunctory listen to Claire Holley’s new album Time in the Middle to recognize the hold that’s maintained on her music by her Mississippi roots.

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Sun Kil Moon: Universal Themes

The contrast between Mark Kozelek's native Ohio and his globetrotting career has always been in his music, but on Universal Themes, that dichotomy is one of the strongest throughout.

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11 Jun 2015 // 2:30 PM

20 Questions: The Darkness

The Darkness tackle barbarians and invaders on their dramatic and goofy fourth album. Guitarist Dan Hawkins also took time to tell PopMatters about his love for Yves Saint Laurent and Watership Down.

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