The Grahams take their cinematic approach to songwriting to new heights with “Pilgrims and Punks”, a song that’s more pop than Americana.
Lorde’s Solar Power is a disorganized, hackneyed collection that doesn’t deepen her existing body of work but introduces a woman riddled with white privilege.
Brimming with optimism, folkie Dar Williams’ “Today and Every Day”, poses the thought that we are capable of changing the world for the better.
“‘E.G.B.A.’ is my best swing at prayer,” says Ben Stalets. Musically, it’s lush, optimistic, and flush with pedal steel in its up-tempo groove.
Casey Dubie navigates a vein of folk-pop that avoids the saccharine. Layered arrangements, plaintive melodies, and thoughtful lyricism feature on “I Tried”.
The 12 tracks on Darrin Bradbury’s latest album Artvertisement reveal what happens when the imagination hits the fan and splatters its contents far and wide.
The songs on Jade Bird’s latest album, Different Kinds of Light, resemble those of Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac more than Brandi Carlile and the Highwomen.
It was 50 years ago when Kate Taylor released her first full-length LP, Sister Kate. Now Kate is back again with her original manager Peter Asher and Why Wait!