Bon Iver emerged from the ashes of DeYarmond Edison along with Megafaun. Epoch is an archaeological endeavor documenting the eventual success through devotion to craft.
On the band’s fifth full-length release, Ratboys find themselves settling into extended roles and a diverse sound for their most affective effort yet.
Hiss Golden Messenger’s Jump for Joy switches up the mood considerably, offering a bouncy set of tracks of youthful enthusiasm and maturing gratitude.
Bonnie “Prince” Billy suggests the strangeness of life comes in how people silently consent to mainstream conformism like marriage without revision or reinvention.
Gregory Alan Isakov hasn’t reinvented the wheel, but as Appaloosa Bones‘ understated beauty and grace prove, few artists can do it quite as well as him.
Big Thief will no doubt have many more glorious performance nights ahead with the new warm dragon and UFO friends they’ve unleashed on a planet.
Fiddling maestro Philip Bowen’s “Lightning Bugs” is a feel-good Americana love song fit for summertime, and it’ll put a smile on your face.
The first album of all-new material in three years from prolific singer-songwriter M. Ward embraces country-folk noir, with help from some welcome guest stars.
Dallas folk-rocker Jon Danforth drops a danceable, sing-along tune about social media. “Novelty” is the lead single from his second album, Repetitions.
Wye Oak speak to PopMatters about their experiment-or-die perspective and what it means to make music at their stage of career and life more generally.