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Jennah Barry Offers Up a Warm, Sublime Collection of Memorable Tunes on 'Holiday'

Canadian indie folkster Jennah Barry returns with her long-awaited sophomore album, Holiday, which takes on a looser, more relaxed approach.

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Mandy Moore Returns at Last With 'Silver Landings'

On her first album in over a decade, Mandy Moore reclaims her voice and delivers an intimate portrait of adulthood with Silver Landings.

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Americana's Nobody's Girl Champion the Everyperson on "Kansas" (premiere + interview)

Americana/folk-pop supergroup Nobody's Girl, featuring former Voice contestant Rebecca Loebe and fellow singer-songwriters Grace Pettis and Betty Soo, share their uplifting new single, "Kansas".

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Indie pop's KINLEY Expresses Her Heart on New Album (premiere) (album stream)

Acclaimed singer-songwriter, string player, and activist KINLEY comes full-circle with her sophomore LP, reflecting on several outstanding moments in her life.

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Whim Examines Social Media Woes via "Oh Society" (premiere)

"Oh Society" is an infectious indie pop single from Portland, Oregon-based singer-songwriter Sarah Isabella DiMuzio (Whim), who releases Abuzz in the Abyss this spring.

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Folk-pop's the Sweeplings Find Solid Ground "In Between" Connected Projects (premiere + interview)

The Sweeplings might make the most gorgeous music by a folk-pop duo since the unfortunate demise of the Civil Wars following their official split in 2014. The pair discuss their music and new video for "In Between".

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Rose Cousins' "The Return (Love Comes Back)" Is a Gentle Reminder of Human Spirit (premiere)

Folk-pop artist Rose Cousins communicates the importance of generosity and kindness in her new single, "The Return (Love Comes Back)".

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Bill Fay's Second Act Continues With ​'Countless Branches​'

One of Britain's most underrated singer-songwriters is going from strength to strength in his 70s. As ever, Bill Fay focuses on the search for meaning and substance in everyday life.

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Andy Shauf Shines a Light on 'The Neon Skyline'

On The Neon Skyline, Andy Shauf reminisces about the bad as well as the good with the fuzziness of alcohol cushioning the blows of memory. Life continues, he notes, even if it doesn't always progress.

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Alec Shaw Bares His Soul in a Live Rendition of "Fools Gold" (premiere)

Indie pop singer-songwriter Alec Shaw brings gospel flavoring to a new live rendition of "Fools Gold", a song about observing the grey areas in religion.

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Lily Kershaw Dreams of Finding True Love and Meaning in 'Arcadia' (premiere + interview)

Folk-pop singer-songwriter Lily Kershaw, navigating through divided worlds on her new album, discusses her struggles with "my place in the universe" and the deep thinking behind the music video/song "Always & Forever".

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Liana Gabel Tackles Love, Addiction With the Folk-Jazz of "Fool" (premiere)

Folk artist Liana Gabel offers a remarkably fresh sound and fresh take on matters of the heart with "Fool". And it comes with a comical twist.

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Lee DeWyze's "Castles" Captures Childhood Memories in a Bottle (premiere)

Singer-songwriter Lee DeWyze offers a wistful, bittersweet look into the past through the stop-motion, paper-craft world of his new music video, "Castles".

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Those Pretty Wrongs Get It Pretty Right With 'Zed For Zulu'

While the rest of the world bickers and sulks, Luther Russell and Big Star's Jody Stephens as Those Pretty Wrongs make an album brimming with love and positivity.

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Alex Cuba's 'Sublime' Is Lovely Folk Pop

Alex Cuba sticks to his formula of smooth, acoustic folk-pop on new album Sublime.

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Folk Rock's the Dales Contemplate "Easy Times" (premiere)

Los Angeles folk rock trio, the Dales deliver the majestic single, "Easy Times". Band co-founder Drew Lawrence says, "I decided to turn it all off and focus on the good things, the ones around me that I love."

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Wallis Bird Unleashes an Album for Our Troubled Times with 'Woman'

Prolific singer-songwriter Wallis Bird tackles inequality and a world in crisis with her compelling, freewheeling new album, Woman.

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Norwegian/Welsh Duo Firewoodisland Deliver Exquisite Chamber Pop Positivity on "Hollow Coves" (premiere)

Folk poppers Firewoodisland deliver peak chamber pop with the gorgeously arranged and performed ode, "Hollow Coves".

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Jamie Drake Champions Finding Your Voice With "Allison" (premiere)

Los Angeles singer-songwriter Jamie Drake's debut Everything Is Fine is informed by deeply personal but universal themes. Hear her latest single "Allison".

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Lana Del Rey Brings SoCal Ennui to the Masses with the Astonishing 'Norman Fucking Rockwell'

Lana Del Rey's sixth studio album is a brazen, honest exercise in studied sophistication as well as the art of not giving a fuck.

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GospelbeacH Deliver a Powerful Ballad With Extended Guitar Solo Via "Bad Habits" (premiere)

GospelbeacH offer a taste of their powerful upcoming LP, Let It Burn, via "Bad Habits". Informed by the past but unburdened by it, GospelbeacH is a glimpse of American music's future.

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Folk's Heather Maloney Matches Power to Vulnerability on 'Soil in the Sky'

Heather Maloney is in prime position to defy listeners' expectations. On Soil in the Sky, she makes it indelibly clear that any predetermined labels propelled at her will be defied and bucked.

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Introducing Madison Cunningham, a Young and Timeless Talent

On her debut album Who Are You Now, 22-year-old singer-songwriter Madison Cunningham sounds like she's been writing music for decades. In this extensive interview, the rising artist tells her story.

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Ivan & Alyosha Seek Resilience With "Everybody Breaks" (premiere)

Ivan & Alyosha return with a new single providing glimpses of their continued evolution. "Everybody Breaks" is an insanely catchy folk-pop number that's instantly memorable.

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Folk-pop's Emma Charles Navigates the Complexities of Competing Emotions in "Scorpio" (premiere)

Rising folk-pop artist Emma Charles continues to innovate by interweaving electronic elements into her new single, “Scorpio".

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Simone White's "The Beep Beep Song" Gets a Second Life (premiere + interview)

Los Angeles musician, filmmaker, and visual artist Simone White reflects on the origins and evolution of what may be her best-known tune, "The Beep Beep Song".

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Natalie Gelman's "The Lights Upstairs" Is an Uplifting Ode to Those with Alzheimer's (premiere)

Written after her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, folk-pop songstress Natalie Gelman's "The Lights Upstairs" shines a message of love in the face of a terrible disease.

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Eleni Mandell Sings of Friendship, Hope for the Future on "Evelyn" (premiere + interview)

Eleni Mandell spent two years teaching songwriting to women who were incarcerated. The experience informed the material on her new album, Wake Up Again. "I hoped that the women would leave there some day with one more thing to support them and keep them from getting in trouble again," she says.

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We Are the Northern Lights Share an Ode to Commitment with "Wanna Be in It" (premiere)

With a palpable passion between indie folk's Hadar Orshalimy and Sheldon Low, We Are the Northern Lights' "Wanna Be In It" offers ample space for the couple to deliver an inspiring message.

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Joining ANTI-, Boy Scouts Drop New Music Video for "Get Well Soon" (premiere)

After years of cutting her teeth in the Bay Area indie scene, folk-pop artist Boy Scouts joins ANTI-Records, releasing a new music video and announcing a new album, Free Company.

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Laura Jean Anderson Drops New One-Take EP, ​​'Live from Hotel Studio Earth' (album stream) (premiere)

Folk-pop artist Laura Jean Anderson's Live from Hotel Studio Earth features compelling one-take renditions of her original songs, as well as a White Stripes cover.

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Buying Into Barnaby Bright Is a Blissful Way to Begin a Summer of Love

Nathan and Becky Bliss, the married couple behind Kansas City-based folk-pop duo Barnaby Bright, have vowed to keep their musical career going — for richer, for poorer. Their upcoming album release just might signify a love match made in heaven.

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Michelle Vezilj's Debut Song "Fire Goes to Die" Is Powerful (track review)

Michelle Vezilj's debut song "Fire Goes to Die" is about reclaiming power after a sexual assault and shifting the narrative from victim to victor.

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Lucy Spraggan Opts for a Positive Outlook on 'Today Was a Good Day'

Today Was a Good Day captures Lucy Spraggan's profound happiness and sincere love. For Spraggan, these are the necessary components for personal fulfillment while also serving as the tenants for a stellar album.

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