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Six Organs of Admittance’s Ben Chasny Chats About How ‘Time Is Glass’

Six Organs of Admittance’s Ben Chasny Chats About How ‘Time Is Glass’

Six Organs of Admittance’s Ben Chasny discusses late 1990s folk, music journalism, his independent publication, and new record Time Is Glass.

Adrianne Lenker’s ‘Bright Future’ Is a Big Record

Adrianne Lenker’s ‘Bright Future’ Is a Big Record

On Bright Future, Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker proves how much you can do with so little that you don’t need a ton of flash to craft a stunning record.

Phosphorescent Turns Introspective on ‘Revelator’

Phosphorescent Turns Introspective on ‘Revelator’

Revelator captures Phosphorescent’s endeavor to encounter life as it is, practicing vulnerability, empathy, and a degree of self-effacement.

Bagus Shidqi Sounds a Full Digital Gamelan on ‘Njondhil Njondhal’

Bagus Shidqi Sounds a Full Digital Gamelan on ‘Njondhil Njondhal’

Bagus Shidqi’s Njondhil Njondhal is a work full of heart and belief in keeping gamelan vibrant and available to contemporary practitioners and audiences.

Rosali’s ‘Bite Down’ Sounds Classic

Rosali’s ‘Bite Down’ Sounds Classic

Rosali’s Bite Down is a deceptively smooth ride that threatens to pull you under at any moment. Its classic sound draws from Fleetwood Mac and 1970s music.

Chris Smither Seeks the Essential with “All About the Bones” (premiere)

Chris Smither Seeks the Essential with “All About the Bones” (premiere)

“All About the Bones” is peak Chris Smither, a song that seems at once both a revelation and not unlike the return of a long-awaited friend.

Transcending to Badass: That’s How Female Rockers Roll

Transcending to Badass: That’s How Female Rockers Roll

The female musicians interviewed in Katherine Yeske Taylor’s She’s a Badass have persisted against all odds and infused rock with a feminist verve.

Feeling “Seventeen”, Ruth Moody Goes Solo Again with ‘Wanderer’

Feeling “Seventeen”, Ruth Moody Goes Solo Again with ‘Wanderer’

While the Wailin’ Jennys are still playing their hearts out as three roots wonder women, co-founder Ruth Moody has new music and a special announcement to make.

The Enduring Mystery of the Jaynetts’ “Sally Go ‘Round the Roses”

The Enduring Mystery of the Jaynetts’ “Sally Go ‘Round the Roses”

The Jaynett’s ’60s pop single “Sally Go ‘Round the Roses” is equal parts all surface and inscrutable depth, which is why a range of artists cover it to this day.

Hannah Frances Unveils Mystic, Lush Folk on ‘Keeper of the Shepherd’

Hannah Frances Unveils Mystic, Lush Folk on ‘Keeper of the Shepherd’

Hannah Frances’ hypnotic new album Keeper of the Shepherd is a master class in sophisticated songwriting and pastoral scene-setting.

The Chaotic Life and Violent Decline of Legendary Drummer Jim Gordon

The Chaotic Life and Violent Decline of Legendary Drummer Jim Gordon

Famous for his session work with big names in rock, pop, folk, and jazz musicians, the drumming never stopped as Jim Gordon’s life and mind came apart.

Buffy Sainte-Marie’s ‘It’s My Way!’ at 60: Maybe Not Entirely Her Way!

Buffy Sainte-Marie’s ‘It’s My Way!’ at 60: Maybe Not Entirely Her Way!

For decades, Buffy Sainte-Marie was celebrated as America’s most famous Indigenous musician. Recent revelations force a reconsideration of her music.