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Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014
by PopMatters Staff
Americana singer-songwriter extraordinaire Sturgill Simpson shares a new video today, "Life of Sin: Live at RCA Studio A". It's part of RL Bagg's "Handcrafted Video Series", which is filmed in Nashville's historic RCA recording studios.


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Monday, Aug 18, 2014
Check out the latest video from folk singer/songwriter Jeremy Stricklin's project Oh, Jeremiah, "Beautiful Monster", a Josh Ritter-esque take on Americana.

The video for Oh, Jeremiah’s “Beautiful Monster”, a cut off of its latest EP, Our Very Own Kingdom, is indicative of the sonic the band has created for itself. Shot in a cozy, bookshelf-adorned room, the group—fronted by Jeremy Strickin, who wields a nifty parlor guitar—spins a yarn about the dangers of falling for someone that you know is dangerous. The band’s style on “Beautiful Monster” brings to mind Josh Ritter at his most intimate: warm, inviting, and altogether pleasing to the ear.


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Thursday, Aug 14, 2014
UK indie rockers Dry the River have a beautifully shot making-of video to accompany their forthcoming release, Alarms in the Heart.

The UK indie rock outfit Dry the River is going to release its newest studio effort, Alarms in the Heart in the coming weeks. Leading up to the album’s release, the group has made available a gorgeously shot making-of mini documentary that covers the band’s recording of the LP. Particularly stunning are the pristine vistas of Iceland, where Dry the River recorded much of the LP.


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Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014
The Avett Brothers have released a video chronicling both the performance and behind-the-scenes experience of their three-day run at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheater.

The North Carolina folk mainstays the Avett Brothers have released live footage, including a behind-the-scenes documentary, from their recent run of three performance at the storied Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. The group is fresh off of its most recent studio release, Magpie and the Dandelion, which PopMatters‘s Steve Leftridge describes as having “compositional riches in serviceable songwriting and a continuing pursuit of refined musicianship.”


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Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014
Check out the title track from powerhouse singer Leticia Rodriguez Garza's forthcoming EP, Sagüita Al Bate, which pays tribute to her aunt, Eva Garza.

Backed by a vivacious band (with some stellar horns, to boot), Leticia Rodriguez Garza, the niece of legendary Latin vocalist Eva Garza, pays impressive tribute to Eva with “Sagüita Al Bate”, the title cut off of her forthcoming EP. Eva Garza is notable for being the first Latin American artist to have her own radio show on CBS. During the second World War, she was bestowed the title “Sweetheart of the Americas”. Leticia lives up to her aunt’s impressive musical reputation on “Sagüita Al Bate”, a tune of Eva’s.


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