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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 // 1:10 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 // 1:10 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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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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Beyoncé and When Music Writing Becomes Activism

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"The overall response to Beyoncé's "Formation" has been startlingly positive, but mostly for reasons attached to political agendas. It's time to investigate this trend.

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