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Friday, October 17 2014

Ry Cooder: Soundtracks

Rhino’s seven CD retrospective box set Soundtracks covers off the bulk of Ry Cooder’s ‘80s film work. Interesting and varied, this is a worthy re-issue.


Thursday, October 2 2014

The Last Bison: VA

VA effectively charts a bold new course for the band that doesn't need to rely on folk rockers du jour.


Thursday, October 20 2011

Bear Cub: Always Be Down EP

The Always Be Down EP is a strong statement from a promising young band with a lot of stylistic influences.


Tuesday, October 11 2011

Jim Keller: Soul Candy

If you like Americana, Soul Candy is a sweet and agreeable slice of sugar-coated confectionary that won’t make your teeth ache.


Monday, September 19 2011

The Fireweed Company - “The Philosophical Song” (video)

It’s taken nearly 20 years, but the small town Canadian roots-rock band the Fireweed Company have finally, finally, gotten around to making a video. And a not bad one at that.


Thursday, September 15 2011

Edwin McCain: Mercy Bound

The journeyman rock balladeer, who scored big with "I'll Be" and "I Could Not Ask for More" in the late '90s, delivers his 10th album.


Sunday, August 7 2011

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings: Kings and Queens

Kings and Queens is a collection just bursting to the seams with pure talent, and is the group's most ambitious statement to date.


Wednesday, August 3 2011

Daniel Isaiah: High Twilight

Montreal’s Daniel Isaiah is a lot like a Canadian Iron and Wine, for a variety of reasons.


Monday, August 1 2011

The Warped 45s: Matador Sunset

Matador Sunset is an interesting but flawed album that doesn’t exactly congeal all of its rootsy and folksy influences.


Tuesday, June 28 2011

Witches: Forever

After being mesmerized by Forever, you'll get the sense that this trio might just be one of the best-kept secrets in the American indie scene today.


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