Articles tagged race, rock, and elvis

Kalinich and Tiven - ‘Each Soul Has a Voice’ (album stream) (premiere)

The veteran Beach Boys/Alex Chilton collaborators join forces again on their latest album.

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Scissormen - “Beggin’ Jesus” (video) (Premiere)

Blues guitarist Ted Drozdowski and his Nashville band get the cartoon treatment on their new video.

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Jake Simmons & the Little Ghosts - “Take Me With You” (video) (Premiere)

Shot in crisp black and white, "Take Me With You" finds the Michigan rock outfit Jake Simmons & the Little Ghosts diving into "ten hours of pizza, beer, and the same song over and over and over again".

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The Revivalists - “Stand Up” (audio) (Premiere)

Funk and Fender Rhodes are out in full force in the latest single by the New Orleans outfit the Revivalists.

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Sugar & The Hi-Lows: High Roller

Utilizing relentless rhythms to underscore their wistful resolve, Sugar & The Hi-Lows still manage to keep a subtle bond amidst their mutual admiration.

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Heartless Bastards: Restless Ones

Heartless Bastards' dusty, rusty Restless Ones finds so much joy in its detours that it’s hard to argue with its wanderlust logic.

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Neil Young: The Monsanto Years

Neil Young hits the equilibrium between songwriting and performance best when he brings his heart to the table through rebellion.

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Empty Flowers - “Comb Over” (audio) (Premiere)

Moody and brooding, "Comb Over" is a powerful rocker from the East Coast outfit Empty Flowers' new record, Four.

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11 Jun 2015 // 2:05 AM

Polar Bear: Same As You

Polar Bear return with a tense but accessible album.

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Meghann Wright - “Black Kiss” (audio) (Premiere)

With a voice that sounds like a hybrid of KT Tunstall and Adele, Meghann Wright delivers some sultry blues with her new tune "Black Kiss".

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Tumbleweed Wanderers - ‘Realize’ (album stream) (Premiere)

Oakland outfit Tumbleweed Wanderers describe their new LP as "a rock 'n' roll journey steeped in Americana with psychedelic twists at every turn."

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Dion: Recorded Live at Bitter End, August 1971

An archival recording of a transitional period in Dion’s eclectic career, this record offers a smattering of the styles for which he’s best known to varying to degrees of success.

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4 Jun 2015 // 3:20 AM

Kinski: 7 (or 8)

Kinski’s latest for Kill Rock Stars sweats with liberation and exhales with focus.

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Who Will Survive in America? Kanye West’s Hybridization of Hip-Hop

Kanye West's melding of multiple genres into the hip-hop fold is a complex act that challenges the dominant white notions of what constitutes true "art" music.

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Nobody Won the ‘War for the Soul of America’

Andrew Hartman’s engaging exploration of the culture wars confirms that the conflicts will never be resolved because both sides are too extreme for America's moderate middle-ground.

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Graham Parker and the Rumour: Mystery Glue

Mystery Glue has a distinctively appealing mix of hard-boiled attitude and upbeat melody.

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The Mix Tapes - “Just Don’t Get It” (audio) (Premiere)

The Mix Tapes' "Just Don't Get It" exists at the intersection between Telecaster twang, Spoon-esque indie rock, and the music of the Beatles.

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Country Fried Rock: Year of October

When you dive into Bandcamp to find new music outside of your normal circles, you sometimes hit paydirt. Enter: Year of October.

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26 May 2015 // 1:13 PM

Richard Thompson - “All Buttoned Up” (audio)

Richard Thompson's latest album Still releases June 23rd via Fantasy Records and today he drops his latest single from the effort, "All Buttoned Up".

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A Yawn Worth Yelling - “Start Somewhere” (audio) (Premiere)

The latest single by the San Jose, California-based A Yawn Worth Yelling is a summer-drenched pop number about falling in love, no matter the risks.

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