Articles tagged emmy the great, folk, fairy tales, acoustic

Söndörgő: Live Wires

Five years of live performances fueled with tight, hypnotic energy and ready to turn all preconceived notions of Hungarian music upside-down.

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30 Sep 2016 // 2:15 AM

Bob Weir: Blue Mountain

A Grateful Dead founding member collaborates beautifully with Josh Ritter and the National on his first album of all original material in 30 years.

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23 Sep 2016 // 12:00 PM

Donovan Woods - “What They Mean” (video) (premiere)

Donovan Woods releases another clever song about love and loss.

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Billy Bragg and Joe Henry: Shine a Light: Field Recordings From the Great American Railroad

Bragg and Henry’s latest is a resounding statement on the foundation of one of the greatest achievements of American backbone.

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James Vincent McMorrow: We Move

While 2014's Post Tropical showcased McMorrow's fondness for hip-hop's rhythms and R&B's sensual spaciousness, We Move marks a definitive step toward full-fledged pop.

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A Chicago Soul in Transit: An Interview with Ryley Walker

On Golden Sings That Have Been Sung, folk-jazz sound-poet Ryley Walker makes a strong case for singer-songwriter status, distancing himself from the "fingerstyle guitarist" moniker that has followed him around for some time.

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Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer: Off-Grid Lo-Fi

A scintillating third step in what will hopefully be a very long ascent forward for the duo as they pave the way out for the rest of their career.

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8 Sep 2016 // 7:38 AM

Cass McCombs: Mangy Love

Cass McCombs, one of the foremost character architects in the contemporary indie scene, introduces a new dramatis personae of eccentrics and troubled souls on Mangy Love.

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2 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM

Angel Olsen: My Woman

Angel Olsen elaborates on the disparate missions of her last two releases while reaching out to new stylistic territory on My Woman, her most dynamic album yet.

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31 Aug 2016 // 11:35 AM

The Tallest Man on Earth - “Rivers” (Singles Going Steady)

Straddling the gap between John Denver and Lambchop is “Rivers” from the Tallest Man on Earth.

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31 Aug 2016 // 9:49 AM

Coty Hogue: Flight

Another compelling installment in the overarching Hogue catalog.

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Johnnie Frierson: Have You Been Good to Yourself

Everybody was sent to this world. There is a reason you were born. There is a purpose for everyone. You were not born by accident. There is a reason why you sent.

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Ryley Walker: Golden Sings That Have Been Sung

Ryley Walker parades his influences out unabashedly in his new eight-track LP, concocting a technicolor amalgam of smokey, cellar-club jazz and gypsy-traveler Euro-folk

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Josh White: Josh at Midnight

One of music's most influential black voices shines just as well as it did 60 years prior.

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15 Aug 2016 // 2:20 AM

Peter Broderick: Partners

The Portland, Oregon, multifaceted composer's latest is premised on relinquishing control and following chance.

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Dead Horses - “Brothers” (audio) (premiere)

"Brothers" travels in the most melancholy way, a modicum of misery following it wherever it goes.

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Riley Etheridge Jr. - “Hush” (audio) (premiere)

“Hush” is the sound of reconciliation, an acceptance that things are how they are for a reason.

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The Stray Birds: Magic Fire

Magic Fire is an essential step forward into musical collaboration for the rising Americana trio.

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Tattletale Saints - “Big City Women” (video) (premiere)

“Big City Women” is a tale of woe and disillusionment wrapped up in soft guitar and upright bass, a lament of the anonymizing power of the city in a homey package.

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3 Aug 2016 // 10:45 AM

Shovels & Rope - “I Know” (Singles Going Steady)

"I Know" is an animalistic alt-folk lunge-forward, one that casts the duo's unique admixture of roots rock, left-field country, and classic singer-songwriter fare over a T. Rex-parroting metallic strut.

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Indie Horror Month 2016: Diving into 'Reveal the Deep'

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"In Reveal the Deep, the light only makes you more aware of the darkness

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