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The Lowest Pair: Uncertain As It Is Uneven / Fern Girl and Ice Man

Two simultaneously released albums serve notice that the Lowest Pair are among the leading new lights in Americana.

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Red Krayola with Art & Language: Baby and Child Care

Long shelved collection of parental advice from Dr. Spock set to art funk rhythms and new wave sheen is finally given the release it deserves.

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Blaak Heat: Shifting Mirrors

On Shifting Mirrors, Blaak Heat makes music that draws from a variety of worldly sources, prizing musical innovation as much as sheer heaviness.

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Mark Erelli - “Analog Hero” (video) (premiere)

Mark Erelli's direct and seemingly simple style of writing and telling a story compares favorably to the work of Guy Clark.

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18 May 2016 // 2:12 PM

The Last Gunfighter: Songwriter Guy Clark Passes Away at 74

The man whose songs were recorded by Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Ricky Skaggs, David Allan Coe, The Highwaymen, and countless others succumbs to time’s cruel cue that the only token of permanence we have to offer are the effects of shared moments and memories.

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Bonnie Bishop - “Mercy” (audio) (premiere)

The gentle grooves of Bonnie Bishop's music and her gorgeous vocals remind one of Dusty Springfield at her best as you'll hear on the new single "Mercy".

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Levi Parham - “These American Blues” (audio) (premiere)

Levi Parham's freewheeling "These American Blues" and its false promises could stand as a rootsy election year anthem.

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Chris Cohen: As If Apart

As If Apart isn’t that much different than his debut, 2012's Overgrown Path, though it lends an additional vivacity that enhances Cohen’s knack for compositional balance.

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Haroula Rose: Here the Blue River

Haroula Rose writes and sings about ways of escape on a record that doesn't offer easy answers but does give us hope.

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Moreland & Arbuckle: Promised Land or Bust

Blessed with an independent spirit and clear vision, Moreland & Arbuckle continues to walk the thin line between tradition and something yet to be defined.

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3 May 2016 // 11:10 AM

Moreland & Arbuckle - “Mean and Evil” (video) (premiere)

Kansas trio Moreland & Arbuckle plays a smokin' bluesy brand of roots rock that's so hot it could burn the house down.

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Various Artists: Another Splash of Colour: New Psychedelia in Britain 1980-1985 (take 2)

This is a thorough, satisfying, and surprisingly scholarly cross-section of British New Psych in the early '80s.

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Various Artists: Another Splash of Colour: New Psychedelia in Britain 1980-1985

This thorough three-disc history will make you an instant scholar of a movement that many don't know about, but should.

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26 Apr 2016 // 10:01 AM

Greyhounds - ‘Change of Pace’ (album stream) (premiere)

Austin's funky duo of Anthony Farrell and Andrew Trube -- aka Greyhounds -- have their sophomore album Change of Pace releasing this Friday.

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Wild Ponies - “Graveyard Train” (audio) (premiere)

East Nashville's Wild Ponies are a rockin' Americana band with one hell of a lead singer.

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Yarn - “Now You’re Gone” (audio) (premiere)

Yarn offers up a great Americana song with killer riffs as they ruminate on the end of relationships.

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18 Apr 2016 // 2:39 PM

Jared Deck - “Grace” (audio) (premiere)

Singer-songwriter Jared Deck labels his music "Midamericana", a term which accurately describes his blend of Southern roots music, Americana, and heartland rock.

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The Lumineers: Cleopatra

The trio’s three year hiatus complimented their songwriting, but their recent effort to provide less singalongs and more authenticity feels too tempered.

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Nate Currin - ‘The Madman and the Poet’ (album stream) (premiere)

Southern singer-songwriter Nate Currin writes poetic, plain-spoken, emotionally charged songs that are deeply affecting.

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Keb’ Mo’: That Hot Pink Blues Album

Hot Pink essentially proves that all Keb' Mo' albums should be live albums.

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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

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"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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