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Thursday, February 26 2015

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.


Friday, October 17 2014

Hiss Golden Messenger: Lateness of Dancers

The latest from M.C. Taylor and Scott Hirsch's country-leaning band serves as an re-introduction and a rebirth for their signature sound.


Tuesday, October 7 2014

The Mastersons: Good Luck Charm

A testament to the power of love and commitment and one of the best Americana releases of the year.


Wednesday, October 1 2014

Lucinda Williams: Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone

Both familiar and challenging, Williams' new record invites her audience to dance slow and close to a set of adult songs for adult listeners.


Bonnie “Prince” Billy: Singer’s Grave a Sea of Tongues

Existential dread is nothing new for Will Oldham's performing persona, but this new record might be his most harrowing yet.


Tuesday, February 11 2014

Lone Justice: This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983

This lively archival release captures the L.A. band in their early "cowpunk" stage before Geffen got '80s production all over them.


Monday, September 16 2013

Califone: Stitches

Stitches finds a power in its directness that has led to some of the band's best music.


Wednesday, May 1 2013

When Love and Money Are Not Enough: Meg Wolitzer’s ‘The Interestings’

The Interestings revisits certain Wolitzer themes: the wish for talent versus the possession of it, competition amongst friends, parenting developmentally disabled children, the challenges faced by gay people, and mortal illness.


Sunday, November 6 2011

Gospel Music: How to Get to Heaven from Jacksonville, FL

An album-length ode to hangdogs, the women who settle for them, and the extremely long titles that ensue.


Thursday, November 3 2011

Deer Tick: Divine Providence

There's a lack of musical exploration here, but the Providence alt-country rockers embrace their love for booze and rebellion more than ever on this record.


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Jon Lindsay: Escape From Plaza-Midwood (Capsule Reviews) [17.Feb.11]
Elk: Let’s Get Married (Capsule Reviews) [13.Feb.11]
Tired Pony: The Place We Ran From (Reviews) [15.Nov.10]
The Pines: Tremolo (Reviews) [6.Dec.09]
Various: Add to Friends (Capsule Reviews) [4.Oct.07]
Backyard Tire Fire: Vagabonds and Hooligans (Capsule Reviews) [5.Apr.07]
Fountains of Pain (Features) [5.Feb.07]
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