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by Paul Carr

6 Oct 2017


Photo: Dense Truth

Forest Swords, aka Merseyside producer, Matthew Barnes, serves up a new single featuring two cuts born from the sessions that produced his acclaimed Compassion album. All proceeds from the release are going towards the relief efforts in Puerto Rico and Mexico following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria and the recent earthquake.

by Jonathan Frahm

6 Oct 2017


Like many Americana artists, Amber Cross prides herself as a storyteller. The singer-songwriter recently released a new album entitled Savage on the Downhill, in which she lays down her roots—from Maine, through California, and Elko, NV—for everyone to hear.

by Jonathan Frahm

6 Oct 2017


What if we could live forever? That is the layperson’s version of the complex question that lies at the center of Listener‘s “A Love Letter to Detroit”. The song, alongside its stirring new music video, has more to do with the science of cryonics, as well as its founding father, Robert Ettinger.

by Sarah Zupko

5 Oct 2017


Photo: Ane Brun

Norway’s Ane Brun has a compelling new album, Leave Me Breathless, releasing 6 October in which the singer re-interprets 14 classic songs from various pop and rock greats such as Radiohead, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Nick Cave, Sade, and more. The record includes her version of Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love” that she sang to celebrate his 2016 Nobel Prize for literature. Brun impressively makes this entire set of songs her own with entirely original and fresh takes on this familiar material.

by Sarah Zupko

5 Oct 2017


Photo: Shanachie Records

Soul singer extraordinaire Syleena Johnson is going old school on her latest album Rebirth of Soul. Decamping to her hometown of Chicago, Johnson created the LP with her father Syl Johnson producing and a group of musicians recording live takes of every song to achieve maximum energy as well as the genuine feeling of a real performance. Johnson is such an accomplished vocalist that she imbues every song with heart, emotion, and deep, moving, soul.

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// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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