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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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Jimbo Mathus: Blue Healer

With his 12th album in 18 years, Jimbo Mathus continues his deliberate shift from the fervent blues that inspired him early on and closer towards Americana.

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4 Jun 2015 // 2:20 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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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 // 12:13 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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Sneakout - “Savior” (audio) (Premiere)

On their latest single, "Savior", Sneakout crank the amp gain up to 11 and sing a song that makes them "want to do bad things".

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C. Gibbs - “Unchaperoned” (audio) (Premiere)

"Prince meets Crazy Horse" on the latest tune by C. Gibbs (Lucinda Black Bear), "Unchaperoned".

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The Yawpers Sign to Bloodshot Records, New Album Out in the Fall

The Denver-based rockers the Yawpers have joined the roster at Bloodshot for their forthcoming studio record.

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Billie Holiday: The Centennial Collection

The Centennial Collection serves as a masterful representation of Billie Holiday’s enduring legacy.

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Dave Alvin, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Billy Boy Arnold, Joe Louis Walker: Live in Long Beach 1997

Dave Alvin leaves little doubt about his commitment to the blues.

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18 May 2015 // 8:06 AM

B.B. King Built a Bridge to the Blues for the World

While the white boys went one direction, blues and R&B were experiencing their own revolution through B.B. King and kindred spirits Ike Turner, Muddy Waters and Howling Wolf, who were amplifying and expanding the music.

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Leo Bud Welch: I Don’t Prefer No Blues

On this latest album, Leo Bud Welch makes the blues sound like the future and, at 82 years old, his future is bright.

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Swans - “I’ll Cry for You” (audio) (Premiere)

You can now hear a long-lost Swans tune from the Filth era, that didn't see a proper release at first -- because someone's parents said no.

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White Like Fire - “Crimson” (video) (Premiere)

The Pittsburgh rock outfit White Like Fire gather a "hurricane of artists, dancers, college students, photographers, and film professionals" for their video to "Crimson".

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Jake Simmons & the Little Ghosts - “All My Friends Are Dead” (video) (Premiere)

Werewolves, zombies, and Rolling Rock all feature in the demented house party thrown by Jake Simmons & the Little Ghosts in their latest music video, "All My Friends Are Dead".

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The Wheel Workers - “Burglar” (audio) (Premiere)

New wave synth stylings meet sharp lyrics in the latest tune by Houston's the Wheel Workers, "Burglar".

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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