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Thursday, Oct 16, 2014
The wispy wind instruments of yMusic's "Bladed Stance" are complemented perfectly by the Terrence Malick-esque visuals of the song's video.

Surely, Balance Problems, the latest LP by the New York chamber classical outfit yMusic, is a misnomer. Tackling compositions by various composers (including Nico Muhly and Sufjan Stevens) is no easy task, but this collective of six musicians has proven itself able to balance the variegated compositions it plays. yMusic is made up of Rob Moose, CJ Camerieri, Clarice Jensen, Alex Sopp, Hideaki Aomori, and Nadia Sirota, all impressive musicians in their own right. When they all come together as yMusic, however, the results are even more stunning.


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Thursday, Oct 16, 2014
For those keen on funky, NOLA grooves, Flow Tribe's "Back and Forth" will do the trick just right.

New Orleans outfit Flow Tribe makes what has been called “groove-based gumbo”, a sonic mixing and melding of rock, funk, and R&B rhythms. Just about a month ago, the band released its newest EP, Alligator White, and performed many of its new tunes in front of a packed audience at the classic NOLA haunt Tipitina’s. Below you can watch a video of the track “Back and Forth”, a performance that captures the effervescent joie de vivre of this impressive gaggle of players.


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Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014
Jeff Austin's latest tune, "What the Night Brings", is perfect for fans of '90s country music. It's but a small taste of what's to come on his new album, The Simple Truth.

I first heard Jeff Austin perform “What the Night Brings” at RCA Studios in Nashville, during the week of the 2014 Americana Music Festival. That performance, during which Austin played the song accompanied only by an acoustic guitar, gave the song a reflective, somewhat somber mood. The album version of the song, by contrast, hearkens back to the sounds of ‘90s country radio.


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Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014
Watch the talented, under-the-radar singer/songwriter Eliot Bronson give a stripped-down performance of "Comin' For Ya North Georgia Blues", a tune from his forthcoming self-titled LP.

The Atlanta-based singer/songwriter Eliot Bronson is releasing his self-titled LP next week. You’ve already heard “Comin’ For Ya North Georgia Blues” when it premiered on Ultimate Guitar. Now, you can view a video of Bronson performing the song in a stripped-down, intimate arrangement below.


Bronson is becoming one of the key up-and-coming songwriters in the Americana scene. For his newest album, which was recorded entirely in analog, he recorded with producer David Cobb, who is responsible for records by Americana heavyhitters such as Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell.


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Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014
The brief video for the smooth electro-soul of Mozaic's four-part series "Unexpected Turns" leaves a whole lot of questions unanswered.

Leading up to the release of her forthcoming release Unexpected Turns, MoZaic is planning a release of a series of videos of the same name. Below you can watch Part One of this four-part series, entitled “The Prologue”. The video depicts MoZaic going somewhere unknown, all the while she soulfully sings over smooth electronic textures in the background. On its own, “The Prologue” raises more questions than answers, but its appeal lies in its mystery. You’ll be sure to tune back in to parts two through four as this mini-narrative continues to unfold.


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