Articles tagged m. ward

Neko Case: The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight…

Neko Case's great new album continues to push her musical boundaries. But with her strong lyrical point of view and even stronger voice, pretty much anything she writes still sounds like a Neko Case song.

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Camera Obscura + Belle and Sebastian - 11-12 July 2013

Two of Glasgow's finest bands tour the U.S.

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She & Him: A Very She & Him Christmas

It’s not often that a Christmas album isn’t simply overlooked as "just another gimmick", but this one may change your mind.

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Various Artists: From the Land of Ice and Snow: The Songs of Led Zeppelin

This gathers recognizable names with lesser-known talents from the Pacific Northwest to rethink the melodies, tweak the vocals, and play with the arrangements of some of the most familiar of classic rock staples.

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She & Him’s Very Disturbing Video for “Why Do You Let Me Stay Here”

The last music video She & Him made was for the pleasant “In the Sun”. Befitting of such a cutesy song, it revolved around hula

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It’s no doubt that my favorite album from 2009 was M. Ward’s sensitive and unassuming Hold Time. Every time I listen to it, I’

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24 Apr 2009 // 5:45 AM

Slow and easy with indie-rock hero M. Ward

AUSTIN, TEXAS - No wonder M. Ward keeps coming back and making the most of the South by Southwest Music Conference: The Portland, Ore.-based

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Indie singer-songwriter M. Ward takes a crack at the Buddy Holly classic “Rave On” on his 2009 record Hold Time. Ward’s version is less rock

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Words and Pictures by Thomas Hauner

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16 Feb 2009 // 9:00 PM

M. Ward: Hold Time

Ward crafts a fuller sound, while still mining musical history for inspiration, and recreates himself as a charming full-on performer rather than a quietly forlorn singer.

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Spectacle: Elvis Costello with She & Him, Jenny Lewis, and Jakob Dylan (Episode 11)

Much like the songwriters’ circle episode from a few weeks back, tonight’s episode of Spectacle: Elvis Costello With… (airing Wednesdays at 9pm EST/PST

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16 Jan 2009 // 8:46 AM

M. Ward, The Decemberists, Mos Def…

M. Ward Never Had Nobody Like You [MP3] from Hold Time [17 February]       The Decemberists The Rake’s Song [MP3] from

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30 Sep 2007 // 10:58 PM

Various Artists: This is Next

The world is better for every new pair of ears that gets turned on to Of Montreal and Ted Leo. The only real question is this: do you really need this album to begin with?

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28 Aug 2007 // 11:00 PM

M. Ward: Duet for Guitars #2

Reissue of the Post-War singer-songwriter's 1999 debut shows the modest but still emotive beginnings of M. Ward.

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23 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

M. Ward + Holly Throsby

I went to the show reluctantly, expecting to see "serious" girls staring meaningfully into the singer’s eyes. Heck, they might even shed a few tears...

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16 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

M. Ward: Post-War

The ups and downs of life's rollercoaster -- world wars and all -- are captured brillantly here by the out-of-time, transcendent troubadour M. Ward.

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	M. Ward: Transistor Radio

With the recent success of Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, and the like, Ward should be set for broader critical and commercial recognition. But he's not quite a folker.

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	M. Ward: Transfiguration of Vincent

M. Ward’s Transfiguration of Vincent album is a house filled with ghosts, from the spirits of friends who have passed away to the departed

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29 Apr 2003 // 1:00 AM

I got ahold of M. Ward’s Transfigurations of Vincent a few weeks ago, and loved it immediately. Delicate, John Fahey-inspired guitar playing joined by

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Fave Five: Alpine

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"Australian sextet Alpine's newest album is a fantastic expansion of their joyous pop sound, but two members give us five records apiece that helped define their unique musical identities.

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