Strand of Oaks
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The Top 10 Overlooked Albums of 2012
12 Dec 2012 // 5:20 PM

With the long arm of the internet putting any and all music at our fingertips, it should make for a glut of bands getting their due attention. But what really happens is so many great acts get hidden in plain view.


Strand of Oaks: HEAL
24 Jun 2014 // 9:06 PM

With each album, Tim Showalter complicates our understanding of him and, really, of what we should expect from singer-songwriter records.

Strand of Oaks: Leave Ruin
17 Feb 2009 // 2:59 PM

It's Showalter's ability to paint microscopic and revealing details, and weave them through honeyed melodies, that make so many songs on Leave Ruin sound like the kind of beautiful sad that so many songwriters try for and miss.

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Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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