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Leyla McCalla Tends to Deep Roots on ‘Sun Without the Heat’

Leyla McCalla Tends to Deep Roots on ‘Sun Without the Heat’

In this most recent work, folk artist Leyla McCalla continues cultivating an expansive and complex sense of roots and relative self. It’s a joy to witness.

25 Years of Tom Waits’ ‘Mule Variations’

25 Years of Tom Waits’ ‘Mule Variations’

With Mule Variations, Tom Waits tamed his vaudevillian guises and showed that he was aging gracefully, while retaining his integrity towards his artistry.

Andy Schauf Uses ‘Norm’ to Ask About Love After Death

Andy Schauf Uses ‘Norm’ to Ask About Love After Death

Andy Schauf’s Norm offers journeys down sonic trails that start in the same hallway but change from room to room as he ponders the big topic of love.

Katie Crutchfield and Jess Williamson Merge As Plains for ‘I Walked With You a Ways’

Katie Crutchfield and Jess Williamson Merge As Plains for ‘I Walked With You a Ways’

Plains’ I Walked With You a Ways features two Southern-born singer-songwriters with impressive track records: Waxahatchee and Jess Williamson.

Electronic/Industrial Acts Remix Danny Elfman’s ‘Big Mess’ As ‘Bigger. Messier.’

Electronic/Industrial Acts Remix Danny Elfman’s ‘Big Mess’ As ‘Bigger. Messier.’

If you thought Danny Elfman’s Big Mess was crazy, wait until you hear ‘Bigger. Messier.’ featuring remixes from Squarepusher, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Trent Reznor, Iggy Pop, and more.

Neko Case Creates a Retrospective with ‘Wild Creatures’

Neko Case Creates a Retrospective with ‘Wild Creatures’

Neko Case’s career retrospective Wild Creatures includes a new song, “Oh, Shadowless”, which adroitly blends the pretty with the abrasive.

One Night in May 2011 with Mavis Staples and Levon Helm

One Night in May 2011 with Mavis Staples and Levon Helm

American roots music legends Mavis Staples and Levon Helm teamed up in 2011 for a fabulous collaboration, which we can now thankfully hear on Carry Me Home.

High Pulp Make a Case for “Outsider” Jazz on ‘Pursuit of Ends’

High Pulp Make a Case for “Outsider” Jazz on ‘Pursuit of Ends’

High Pulp’s Pursuit of Ends isn’t craziness piled on top of more craziness. They just don’t feel the need to stick to one person’s idea of what jazz should be.

Leyla McCalla Explores Haitian Music on ‘Breaking The Thermometer’

Leyla McCalla Explores Haitian Music on ‘Breaking The Thermometer’

With Breaking the Thermometer, Leyla McCalla explores identity, freedom, and joy through Haitian music and culture. It’s a reminder of the album as a statement.

Girlpool Return With Messy But Rewarding ‘Forgiveness’

Girlpool Return With Messy But Rewarding ‘Forgiveness’

Girlpool’s Forgiveness finds the duo drifting through several iterations of low-key indie pop music, infused with electronic noises and acoustic folk.

Calexico’s ‘El Mirador’ Builds an Inclusive Bridge with Southwestern Framework

Calexico’s ‘El Mirador’ Builds an Inclusive Bridge with Southwestern Framework

Calexico’s El Mirador celebrates the power of community and accentuates the power of togetherness in encouraging political change and discouraging division.

Boy Scouts Amble Through Warming West Coast Folk-Pop on ‘Wayfinder’

Boy Scouts Amble Through Warming West Coast Folk-Pop on ‘Wayfinder’

The latest album from Taylor Vick’s Boy Scouts project, Wayfinder hikes through familiar terrain, but her floaty folk-pop arrangements still resonate.