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by Devin Mainville

19 Nov 2010


Elf Power has announced a European tour this winter to support their new album of the same name. The album is a tribute to longtime friend and mentor Vic Chesnutt who took his own life in late 2009. Elf Power and Chesnutt collaborated on an album, Dark Developments in 2008 and toured extensively with him through the years. The friendship that was forged through these partnerships and their loss is firmly felt on Elf Power

Supporting Elf Power across Europe is Madeline Adams, a singer songwriter from Athens, Georgia. Adams, who has been writing her own music since she was 15, has made a name through her poignant lyrics, haunting voice, and unique song writing. She recently released her third full length album, White Flag.

  Elf Power - Stranger in the Window by Deus Ex Machina Publicity

  Madeline - White Flag by Deus Ex Machina Publicity

by Thomas Britt

19 Nov 2010


The Choir’s Burning Like the Midnight Sun was released to positive reviews in June, ending a five-year recording break that followed 2005’s O How the Mighty Have Fallen. Rather than have listeners wait another several years for more material, the band closes out 2010 with de-plumed, a collection of re-recorded, acoustic renditions of songs from past albums. Band members Derri Daugherty and Steve Hindalong are touring in support of the new albums, and their set list includes de-plumed‘s introspective variations as well as the stories behind the songs.

by William Carl Ferleman

18 Nov 2010


William S. Burroughs, probably best known as the author of Naked Lunch, is the subject of the forthcoming documentary film, William S. Burroughs:  A Man Within. The film will study the writer’s widespread cultural influence; it will feature rare interviews with the writer’s friends, associates, and admirers; and it will unveil previously unseen shots of the writer.

by J.C. Sciaccotta

18 Nov 2010


Nashville singer-songwriter and noted film composer Keegan DeWitt spent this past summer on the road in support of his Nothing Shows EP (which received an enthusiastic review from PopMatters). Inspired by the driving energy of his live shows, he hit the studio, recording a new single, “Two Hearts”, set to release December 14 as a limited edition 7” single. “Two Hearts” is a fine example of bouncy, ebullient pop, featuring a catchy chorus and a feeling of tenderness often lacking in dance-inflected music of this kind. The single is backed by “Reluctance”, which features vocals from Isaaca Byrd of the Bridges. Hear an exclusive stream of “Two Hearts” below (and be sure to pony up for the vinyl if you like it!)

by J.C. Sciaccotta

17 Nov 2010


In advance of their new album, Valhalla Dancehall—out January 11 on Rough Trade—British Sea Power will release a new single, “Living Is So Easy”, available exclusively through iTunes November 30. The single is (according to the group) their “most electronic song to date… a mixture of Serge Gainsbourg and Ralf and Florian era Kraftwerk with a sprinking of Stock, Aitken, and Waterman”. Find out for yourself through the free stream below.

 
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