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Lilly Hiatt - "Some Kind of Drug" (Singles Going Steady)

Lilly Hiatt sings about a different kind of love on "Some Kind of Drug". Hers is for a city and the impact gentrification has had its soul.

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Black Lips Create a Killer Country Record, Infused with Lo-fi Garage Rock

Black Lips concoct a lustful mix of cocaine country, psych stomp, and honky-tonk fire and brimstone on Sing in a World That's Falling Apart.

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Futurebirds Play to Their Strengths on 'Teamwork'

Indie country-rockers Futurebirds return with a renewed focus on Teamwork, but the album would benefit from taking more risks.

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Lilly Hiatt Delivers Potent New Track, "P-Town" (premiere + interview)

Ahead of her new album Walking Proof, Americana's Lilly Hiatt shares "P-Town", where jangle and twang intermingle with loud, flesh-raising rock 'n' roll and lyrical forthrightness.

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'Big Band of Brothers: A Jazz Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band' Is Essential Listening (album stream) (premiere)

Big Band of Brothers is a truly remarkable and imaginative take on the music of the legendary Allman Brothers Band, rendered with affection and imagination, it asks us to appreciate the true genius of Macon, Georgia's finest.

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Light in the Attic Celebrates New Releases By Late Singer-Songwriter Jim Sullivan

Light in the Attic's Matt Sullivan discusses the legacy of the late L.A. singer-songwriter Jim Sullivan who set out for Nashville in 1975 and disappeared somewhere in New Mexico.

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Lost Classic Or Self-Indulgent Folly? Gene Clark's 'No Other' Redefines Country Rock

A flop in 1974, but now looked on as one of popular music's finest albums, does this expansive 4AD reworking of Gene Clark's No Other confirm its greatness, or reveal a case of the emperor's new clothes?

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Sarah Peacock's "Lady MacGyver" Celebrates Female Ingenuity (premiere)

Inspired by a friend, Sarah Peacock's "Lady MacGyver" is an empowering Americana anthem that celebrates self-made women.

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Micky and the Motorcars Drive Forward with the Steady Americana of "Road to You" (premiere)

The opening cut from Texas roots rockers Micky and the Motorcars' upcoming album is the classic Americana jam of "Road to You".

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Karen & the Sorrows Get Witchy With Latest Video "Why Won't You Come Back to Me" (premiere)

Queer country trailblazers, Karen & the Sorrows ready their new album with video for "Why Won't You Come Back to Me" that shows how sorrow is what this outfit do best.

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Creedence Clearwater Revisited's Doug Clifford and Stu Cook Discuss Woodstock and Retirement

Doug Clifford and Stu Cook look back on the bright-burning Creedence Clearwater Revival Woodstock set from August 1969, and talk about the decision to get off the road after 25 years as Creedence Clearwater Revival.

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Mail the Horse Blend Catchy Roots Rock with Solemn Reflections on "Sweet Red Lies" (premiere)

New York roots rockers Mail the Horse still play with youthful abandon, but "Sweet Red Lies" and other songs on their eponymous LP focus inwardly on the post-party blues.

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The HawtThorns Offer Country Music a West Coast Vibe on 'Morning Sun'

The HawtThorns successfully shine-up classic country music with sumptuous harmonies and innovative instrumentation on Morning Sun.

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Creedence Clearwater Revival Finally Release Their Woodstock Performance

Fifty years after the iconic Woodstock festival, fans finally get to hear Creedence Clearwater Revival's storied set.

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Jade Jackson Returns with Her Blend of Country and Punk on 'Wilderness'

California country artist Jade Jackson is back with Wilderness, her second collaboration with punk legend Mike Ness.

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Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Deliver the Goods at the Fillmore

An overdue career milestone is achieved as Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real fill their headlining debut at rock's most sacred venue with great new material and classic rock gems.

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The Felice Brothers Want Us All to 'Undress'

The Felice Brothers take the bromide "the personal is the political" and stand it on is head and have it stick out its tongue so that the political becomes personal on Undress.

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Roses & Cigarettes Release Their Final Music Video, "Echoes and Silence" (premiere)

Two months after singer Jenny Pagliaro's passing, Roses & Cigarettes' Angela Petrilli remembers the other half of her breakout Americana duo beside the release of their final music video.

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Flying Buffaloes Tell the Tale of a "Lonesome Cowboy" (premiere)

Flying Buffaloes offer up an easy combination of rock, country, and blues on their infectious new single, "Lonesome Cowboy".

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'Forever' Is an Inspired Jolt Carving a Unique Musical Space for Vandoliers

On Forever, Vandoliers imbue the classic country figure with punk's emphasis on community thereby establishing an individualized take on the two genres.

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Shawn Mullins Returns With New Electric and Acoustic Renditions of #1 Hit "Lullaby" (premiere)

Shawn Mullins celebrates the 20th anniversary of album Soul's Core with new two-disc set featuring acoustic and electric renditions of old favorites and some new insights as well.

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Carrie Underwood Plays with the Formula on 'Cry Pretty'

Carrie Underwood mostly sticks to her comfort zone on Cry Pretty, but she steps ever so lightly outside it in an uneven album.

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The Band of Heathens Resurrect Ray Charles' "Heaven Help Us All" As a Timely Message of Unity and Justice (premiere)

On "Heaven Help Us All", the Band of Heathens create a warm, soulful, gospel sound that feels like the big hug we all need right about now.

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'Back Roads and Abandoned Motels' Is the Jayhawks' Most Enjoyable Record Since 'Rainy Day Music'

Still finding new ways to refine and expand a beloved sound, the Jayhawks' Back Roads and Abandoned Motels is a triumph.

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Nikki & the Phantom Callers Tell Story of "Prodigal Daughter" (premiere)

Atlanta outfit Nikki & the Phantom Callers makes you wanna break out your transistor radio with new tune, "Prodigal Daughter".

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La Cerca "Sway" in Desert Reflections with New Music Video (premiere)

Tucson indie rockers La Cerca present darker undertones on their new album, Night Bloom, fronted by the gorgeous reflections of their single, "Sway".

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Walter Salas-Humara Champions Community With "El Camino De Oro" (premiere)

Visual artist/Silos frontman Walter Salas-Humara preps new album, Walterio, which speaks to his punk/roots origins.

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Here to Stay? The Neil Young Archives

Combining his punk ethos and tech savvy in this new online archive, Neil Young has to choose what archival releases add new understanding, new angles on the story, new points of emphasis in his own history -- and which do not.

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Family And Friends Explore Themes of Disillusionment on 'Felix Culpa'

Folk rockers Family and Friends focus on the tribulations related to the accession into adulthood on Felix Culpa.

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Horse Feathers' Metamorphosis From Americana Constructionists to Country-Rock Band Is Complete

Anchored by strong songwriting and an evolving sonic palette, Horse Feathers turn in yet another solid record with Appreciation.

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Family And Friends Take Listeners Down "Winding Roads" (premiere + interview)

Georgia quintet Family And Friends preps debut album, Felix Culpa, an extended meditation on what's gained and what is lost.

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Blackberry Smoke Party Like It's 1974 with 'Find a Light'

The 'Smoke move forward by digging down further into country and folk and then step a little harder on the fuzz pedal for album #6.

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The Ben Miller Band Uses the Studio As an Instrument on New Album 'Choke Cherry Tree' (premiere)

The Ben Miller Band became studio rats on their latest album Choke Cherry Tree and the attention to detail has produced the finest record of their career.

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Chris Stapleton: From A Room, Vol. 2

It's Chris Stapleton's grasp on the constant joys in life despite the troubles that makes his music essential and enduring.

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Yesterday's Jukebox: Jackson Browne - 'Running on Empty' (1977)

When that last guitar's been packed away: Forty years ago, Jackson Browne introduced a new kind of concept album.

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Lucinda Williams: This Sweet Old World

Redoing an entire album is a surprising and bold move, but on This Sweet Old World the gambit pays off. It's anything but a retread.

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