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Monday, August 16 2010

Josh Ritter + Justin Townes Earle + Dawn Landes: 8 August 2010 - New York

Two young forces in Americana songwriting made for a pleasant Sunday night on Governor’s Island in New York Harbor.


Monday, March 30 2015

Alex Cuba - “Half a Chance (feat. Ron Sexsmith)” (audio) (Premiere)

"Half a Chance" finds the Cuban-Canadian singer/songwriter Alex Cuba joining his smooth brand of songwriting with that of legendary troubadour Ron Sexsmith.


Basic Shapes - “Shining Armor” (video) (Premiere)

The music video to the buoyant bit of synth-pop that is "Shining Armor" pays homage to Azealia Banks's "212" video.


Double Take: The Searchers (1956)

Double Take heads out West and into the disfigured psyche of Ethan Edwards. Do we figure him out completely? That'll be the day. But we went out looking hard for him anyway.


Exit Life, Pursued by a Bear: ‘Backcountry’

This indie horror flick finds a young couple stranded in the woods looking for safety in an uncaring natural world.


Experiencing Isolation and Connection In Tall Buildings

In Tall Buildings' Erik Hall got the name from recording in a Chicago skyscraper, but notes that "I don't tend to write songs that jump out at the listener, but rather kind of invite the listener in."


Revenge Travels South in ‘Ride the Pink Horse’

This oft-overlooked desert noir illustrates the residual violence of post-war America, where paranoia and deception abound.


Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowell

Nearly five years after his last studio effort, Sufjan Stevens brings us a quiet meditation on grief.


The Sonics: This Is the Sonics

The first new studio album since 1967 from these garage rock legends has its faults, but it's an overall solid addition to their already classic discography.


These Tall Trees: And All Things In-Between

These Tall Trees veers towards a psych-lite sound, mostly upbeat and effervescent.


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