Just like the headline says... Read this Phoenix article (Media monopolies kill) for more info but here's the gist of it: "mailed editorial content will now be billed according to how far it travels, a method that favors huge publications that use centralized shippers and can take advantage of deep postal discounts." As the article notes, this will hurt publications that are across the political spectrum and also arts/music zines too. You can thank the Postal Service (the govt agency, not the band) for this.
Dark, disturbing and cathartic '90s-inspired video from S!ege promises to move the listener, one way or another.
Dustin Christensen's Sad Songs is an excellent example of an EP set that has the structure and thematic coherence of an LP. Debra Fotheringham's latest compliments with the most searching and self-assured music of her solo career.
Directors Granik and Morano explore the tenuous bonds that connect us to society and the repercussions of tearing them apart.
Emily Pinkerton, Patrick Burke, and the NOW Ensemble Beautifully Unite the Traditional and the Contemporary
On Rounder Songs, Appalachian folk ballads are realized through a post-minimalist context. Never descending into irony or cliche, it's an excellent album that honors tradition in a lovingly modern way.
Nika States takes on the red steppes moniker to paint an emotional landscape with tender vocals and evocative instrumentation on her brand new folk release.
Most of the songs on the album are lesser-known hits, providing a good opportunity to become acquainted with a wider breadth of Franklin's discography.
Austrian Tolkien fanatics Summoning return five years after Old Mornings Dawn and continue to explore the lore and fables of Middle-Earth through their atmospheric brew of black metal.