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Tuesday, November 11 2014

...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead: IX

After a few albums of focused hard rock, Trail of Dead confidently begins to reintegrate the more pop-oriented experimentations that killed their early '00s buzz.


Mark Kozelek: Sings Christmas Carols

For those ready to consider the the real meaning of Christmas rather than the crass commercial aspect, this is the holiday record for you.


Close Talker: Flux

Deftly penchant, heart rending, and thoughtful, Close Talker is certainly a band worth chatting about.


Darius Jones: The Oversoul Manual

Jazz saxophonist Darius Jones has composed before, but you’ve never heard him make anything like this.


The Bluebells: Exile on Twee Street

This was no doubt created for fans, but it serves as a decent introduction to the band's music anyway.


Monday, November 10 2014

The Honeyrunners - “Under Control” (video) (Premiere)

An execution style kill goes down in a forest... or does it? You'll have to watch the latest music video by the Toronto rockers the Honeyrunners to find out -- and get a potent dose of the Black Crowes style riffs to boot.


Dinosaur Feathers: Control

With their latest, Brooklyn-based genre-hoppers Dinosaur Feathers take on '80s R&B with aplomb.


Betty Black - “Heartless” (video) (Premiere)

An enigmatic, brooding cut of rock 'n' roll, Betty Black's "Heartless" now has a psychedelic and shadow-heavy music video to accompany its cryptic sonic quality.


Willie Nile - “Once in a Lullaby” (audio) (Premiere)

The prolific New York singer/songwriter Willie Nile trades in his rock and roll lineup for a set of piano ballads with his latest album, If I Was a River. "Once in a Lullaby" beautifully distills the album's ethos.


Thanks for the Gift: An Interview with Frankie Rose

Sometimes you just want to reach out to someone who has created something that has given you such an everlasting gift. Frankie Rose has released two albums that created an entire universe for me, from nothing.


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