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Steve Vai: Passion and Warfare (25th Anniversary Edition) / Modern Primitive

The 25th anniversary edition of Passion and Warfare does something that anniversary reissues rarely do: provide a re-framing of a classic album.

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24 Jun 2016 // 2:20 AM

Psychic Ills: Inner Journey Out

Inner Journey Out has a cracked but unbreakable zen demeanor as it searches for serenity along a desert roadside.

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Peter Bjorn and John: Breakin’ Point

With a stable of blockbuster producers in tow, Peter Bjorn and John reach indie pop nirvana on their seventh collection of upbeat, hook-driven bubblegum.

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For The Time Being: Robbie Fulks Reflects on His Rural Heritage With ‘Upland Stories’

For a moment Robbie Fulks worried that he'd gone to the well of southern life one too many times. Then he decided to embrace the kind of music and stories he loves best. The result? A new career high with the album Upland Stories.

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The Devil Makes Three - “Drunken Hearted Man” (Singles Going Steady)

The first single from the Devil Makes Three's upcoming covers album is fast and upbeat while being lyrically really dark.

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The Felice Brothers: Life in the Dark

"The rain in Maine / Is made of Novocaine… / Minnesota / Is made of baking soda."

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case/lang/veirs: case/lang/veirs

case/lang/veirs makes the case that these three artists should do more than a once-off collaboration.

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21 Jun 2016 // 2:15 AM

Pete Seeger: Pete-Pak

A compelling example of Pete Seeger's artistry and character, in both audio and video form.

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Bonnie Bishop: Ain’t Who I Was

Bonnie Bishop’s straight-no chaser take on country-soul goes down smooth on this triumphant return after a brief time away.

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Laser Background - “Slip n Slide” (video) (premiere)

Laser Background’s brand of psychedelic rock is one which looks firmly backwards in a good way.

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Sarah Jarosz: Undercurrent

The atmospherics are rich on Undercurrent. Even when Sarah Jarosz just sings the mundane language of ordinary conversations, her words suggest that much more is meant than is said.

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Earthless + Harsh Toke: Acid Crusher / Mount Swan

This is psychoactive music for psychoactive times, and neither Earthless nor Harsh Toke falter in their mission to sing the words of the muse.

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Nathan Bell - “I Don’t Do This For Love, I Do This For Love” (video) (premiere)

Nathan Bell's mellow, world-weary folk music chronicles the endless grind of all shades of the working person in America.

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15 Jun 2016 // 2:15 AM

Robert Ellis: Robert Ellis

The fourth album from the New York based songwriter reaches beyond a singular style or genre to showcase a growing talent.

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14 Jun 2016 // 9:54 AM

Marley’s Ghost - “Prodigal Son” (audio) (premiere)

Americana band Marley’s Ghost is celebrating their 30th anniversary this year with the new release The Woodstock Sessions, and we've got a track to whet your appetite.

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13 Jun 2016 // 3:00 AM

Destruction and Space: An Interview with Heron Oblivion

The heavy psych supergroup (that's half of Comets on Fire, Espers' Meg Baird and guitar wizard Charlie Saufley) makes a beautiful noise, with plenty of space for reflection and experiment.

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10 Jun 2016 // 10:10 AM

Jerry Castle - “She Kills” (video) (premiere)

Nashville singer-songwriter Jerry Castle has taken a novel route to mental enhancement as a means of sparking creativity. He’s not talking about cannabis, but

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Esmé Patterson: We Were Wild

The Denver folk-rocker rebels against modern-day domestication on her latest.

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9 Jun 2016 // 11:46 AM

Freakwater - “What the People Want” (Singles Going Steady)

Like all good folk and country acts, Freakwater's vocals and guitar work together to tell a somber, touching story all their own.

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Bill Kirchen and Austin de Lone - “Hounds of the Bakersfield” (audio) (premiere)

Commander Cody legend Bill Kirchen and pub rock master Austin de Lone unite for an exciting new Americana album, Transatlanticana.

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Paul McCartney: Pure McCartney (take 2)

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"Pure McCartney really is a compilation for those wanted to dip their toes in wading pool instead of jumping waterfalls.

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