Four excellent producers reinterpret the sound of Spotlights through an intricate remixing process on Hanging By Faith.
Anthem of the Sun is where things really took off for the Grateful Dead. Rhino's new deluxe edition is a reminder of how explosive and musically adventurous this band already was back in those early days.
Can't Wake Up is a clear expression of Shakey Graves' creativity and his musical dynamism. His intentional subversion of expectations is invigorating and expanding the confines of the Americana genre boundaries.
On Raw Silk Uncut Wood, Laurel Halo shifts her typically synthetic, dense approach to raw, uncut minimalism.
Theoharis's work is deeply (and sadly) relevant to our current condition. Many of the same issues Theoharis decries -- media inattention, liberal passivity on racial justice issues, government harassment of activists -- are still in play.
One of Bourdain's common themes in A Cook's Tour was eating meals that locals said "will make you strong." His focus was not on the bravado, however, but on the people involved in making local food, home cooks and restauranteurs alike.
There's enough jazz and cynicism for Harvey Trisdale to be their generation's Steely Dan. It's hard to remember the last time it felt (or sounded) so good to be jaded.
London-based RINNGS create dreamy, alternative pop, and they have honed their craft further on the four emotionally eloquent songs featured on their debut EP, Glorious.
Atlanta outfit Nikki & the Phantom Callers makes you wanna break out your transistor radio with new tune, "Prodigal Daughter".