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Bear's Den - "Coffee (Sylvan Esso cover)" (audio)

The United Kingdom folk trio Bear's Den puts their own unique spin on the North Carolina electropop outfit Sylvan Esso's tune "Coffee".

islands, the debut album by Bear's Den, is out now on Communion Records/Caroline.

Sylvan Esso's most recent LP is their 2014 self-titled outing, which features the original take of "Coffee". Regarding that record, PopMatters Associate Music Editor Matthew Fiander wrote, "Sylvan Esso would be an impressive statement for a long-established act, but considering it’s a first step for this duo, there may be no ceiling for an act that can rumble the dancefloor like this."

Over the Rainbow: An Interview With Herb Alpert

Music legend Herb Alpert discusses his new album, Over the Rainbow, maintaining his artistic drive, and his place in music history. "If we tried to start A&M in today's environment, we'd have no chance. I don't know if I'd get a start as a trumpet player. But I keep doing this because I'm having fun."

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The Cigarette: A Political History (By the Book)

Sarah Milov's The Cigarette restores politics to its rightful place in the tale of tobacco's rise and fall, illustrating America's continuing battles over corporate influence, individual responsibility, collective choice, and the scope of governmental power. Enjoy this excerpt from Chapter 5. "Inventing the Nonsmoker".

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