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Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015
"Biscuits" is a musical exercise in the "earthy appreciation of sensual pleasures" by the Brooklyn/Nashville duo the Grahams.

This May, the husband and wife duo called the Grahams (Alyssa and Doug Graham) will release two brand new works of art: an album, Glory Bound, and a musical documentary film, Rattle the Hocks. The latter is a visual document of the relationship between the railroad system and American roots music. The former is a joyous musical celebration of roots music, a genre that the Grahams have a strong grasp over. Need proof? Give the wry and charming “Biscuits” a spin, which, as the Grahams explain it, is an exercise in euphemism.


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Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015
Minneapolis rapper/producer Ecid takes a track from his latest LP and gives it a stripped-down rendition, with twee toy piano adding whimsy to the tune.

A resonator and a toy piano don’t sound like instruments that would be used in making rap music, but then again, the Minneapolis rapper and producer Ecid isn’t your garden-variety musician. For the video to the acoustic version of “Number One on a Hit List”, Ecid and his guitarist Phingaz pick up the aforementioned instruments and craft a whimsical landscape that’s punctuated by the rapper’s fast delivery.


“Number One on a Hit List” comes from Ecid’s recently released Pheromone Heavy LP.


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Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015
Watch the Nashville transplant Sam Lewis play a stripped-down version of "Little Time", a number from his forthcoming Waiting on You LP.

Like many musicians, Sam Lewis arrived in Nashville with two main goals: one, meet some friends, and two, record some great music. Waiting on You, his sophomore outing, represents the coterminus of those two goals, as he has both 12 new tunes to his name that he recorded with a smattering of Nashville’s most well-known players. Featuring Kenny Vaughan (Lana Del Rey, Ray LaMontagne), Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Neil Young), and the McCrary Sisters, Waiting on You is a vibrant picture of Lewis’ growing skills as a songwriter and a troubadour.


Below you can watch Lewis perform a spare rendition of the soulful track “Little Time”.


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Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015
The Sam Cooke-inspired "Last Call" is a track from Strange Love and the Secret Language, the forthcoming album from singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Adrien Reju.

With years of sharing the stage with artists like Neko Case, Rachael Yamagata, Gillian Welch, Linda Rondstadt, and Amos Lee on her résumé, the Woodstock, New York singer/songwriter Adrien Reju has built an impressive career in music. Now she’s expanding her art into new realms with the release of her latest studio outing, Strange Love and the Secret Language. This album, which is being billed as “a collection of unconventional love songs”, finds Reju joined by artists such as A.C. Newman and Marco Benevento. In addition to her striking originals, Reju also covers tunes by David Bowie, Elliot Smith, and Prince.


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Monday, Apr 6, 2015
The young London band False-Heads take a leaflet out of the book Nirvana wrote with its energetic new single, "TwentyNothing".

The spirit of the early ‘90s is alive and well with the London group False-Heads; specifically, the spirit of grunge. Taking a leaflet out of the book Nirvana perfected with LPs like Bleach and In Utero, “TwentyNothing”, a tune from the group’s upcoming EP Wear and Tear, is a high-energy number that’s given an additional dose of creativity in its music video, which you can view exclusively below. If you’re wondering why the drummer seems to be in absentia... well, there’s a story behind that.


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