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8 May 2015 // 4:30 AM

The Weepies: Sirens

Captivating folk-pop tracks that will please fans of the band.

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Seasick Steve: Sonic Soul Surfer

Seasick Steve shows excellence while away from his comfort zone, but re-re-fried blues is a dead end.

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Martin Sexton: Mixtape of the Open Road

Mixtape of the Open Road is as cohesive and dynamic as the road itself.

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Great Lake Swimmers: A Forest of Arms

A solid album with a number of beguiling songs and a lot of spirit, A Forest of Arms is the sound of a band well into their musical journey, with many more miles still to go.

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John Moreland: High on Tulsa Heat

John Moreland proves there's nothing sanctimonious about singing the truth on High on Tulsa Heat.

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John Andrews & The Yawns: Bit by the Fang

Bit by the Fang is a decidedly lo-fi, low-key album of psychedelic alt-country folk pop -- Big Lebowski fans, take note.

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Country Fried Rock: James McMurtry Interview

Some people label James McMurtry a political songwriter; in his view, he's just an observer.

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Night Beds Share New Track, “Tide Teeth” (audio)

The underrated indie outfit Night Beds follows up their folk and country-inflected 2013 gem Country Sleep with a striking electronic track, "Tide Teeth".

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Casablanca - “My Shadow Out of Time” (audio) (Premiere)

Drawing from the wells of classic rock and '80s heavy metal, Casablanca have crafted a cosmic concept album in Miskatonic Graffiti. You can stream the anthemic "My Shadow Out of Time" now.

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Lowland Hum - “Olivia” (video) (Premiere)

The husband and wife duo Lowland Hum type their heart's song on a typewriter in the new lyric video for "Olivia".

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Simon Joyner: Grass, Branch & Bone

Call this beautiful record what you will: late-night or rainy-day music. Whatever, it demands active listening.

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Led Zeppelin - “Brandy and Coke (Trampled Under Foot)” (video)

As a tie-in to the recent release of the 40th anniversary edition of Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin have released an "interactive video" for "Brandy and Coke", the initial rough mix of the classic "Trampled Under Foot".

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Counterbalance: The Who’s ‘The Who Sell Out’

What's for tea, darling? Darling, I said, What's for tea? It's a 1967 pop-art masterpiece. You're going to choke on it, too. A pioneer in the art of the concept album is this week's Counterbalance.

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25 Mar 2015 // 2:04 AM

John Statz: Tulsa

Tulsa speaks to more than the desolate environs its sound sometimes suggests.

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James McMurtry and His Complicated Games

Americana legend James McMurtry is fiery, opinionated, and smart as a whip. His latest (accidental) endeavor: Occupy spokesman.

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Bob and Martha - “We Leave” (audio) (Premiere)

The Brooklyn duo Bob and Martha came together "an explosive firework of creativity and kittens". One spin of their newest tune, "We Leave", makes it evident that description is no exaggeration.

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Allies for Everyone - “Bunker” (video) (Premiere)

Smoky and nocturnal, the title track off of the New York City-based Allies for Everyone's Bunker EP is a sharp blend of catchiness and moodiness.

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Sun Kil Moon: Third and Seneca EP

Sun Kil Moon closed 2014 with a quiet and unassuming reissue.

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Ani DiFranco: Allergic to Water

Allergic to Water, Ani DiFranco's 18th album, lacks the political engagement and sharply hewn wit that distinguished her earlier work.

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Four of a Kind: A Breakdown of Sloan’s ‘Commonwealth’

Sloan's jaw-dropping double album Commonwealth strikes a perfect synergy between the band's identity and the collective identities of its members.

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