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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.

by Jedd Beaudoin

5 Oct 2017


Coma Cluster Void doesn’t do things like other bands. The group’s Thoughts From a Stone is a 22-minute piece, and its brand new video “Mother, Dreamer”, extracted from the larger composition, arrives as a 360° Panorama video. With haunting, classically-inspired passages, doses of technical death metal and hard-edged progressive rock, the track is undeniably unsettling and yet impossibly entertaining.

by Jonathan Frahm

5 Oct 2017


Photo: Aaron Farrington

Ahead of an album release, Virginia-based Americana band Chamomile & Whiskey are sharing their latest single, “Nelson County”. The tune, steeped in equal parts bluegrass and Irish folk influences, is an energetic ode to the place that they call home.

by Jonathan Frahm

5 Oct 2017


Photo: Shervin Lainez

New York’s the Chordaes are becoming quite the hot commodity in their respective circuit. Their psychedelic imagery and flair are indicative of the classic rock and power pop anthems from another time, and that disposition translates seamlessly into their musical output.

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