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Matt Surfin' & Friends Tease New Album with "Waiting on You" (premiere)

"Waiting on You", the latest by New Orleans-based collaboration Matt Surfin' & Friends, reveals a groove borne from feeling good all the time in an oft-forgotten time.

Classic vibes of 1970s-era cruising have us reeling this morning. "Waiting on You", the latest by New Orleans-based collaboration Matt Surfin' & Friends, reveals a groove borne from feeling good all the time in an oft-forgotten time. Taking cues from the Doobie Brothers as well as indie contemporaries, Matt Surfin' is an artist whose homework has clearly been done, leaving only application on a well-lit stage overlooking a wide dance floor.

The band's self-titled album is out 17 May via Community/Muscle Beach.

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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