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Alejandro Escovedo Reinvents, Reinterprets, and Rediscovers

Alejandro Escovedo Reinvents, Reinterprets, and Rediscovers

On Echo Dancing, Alejandro Escovedo’s musical personality shines, from romantic balladeer to nefarious punk, from heartland messiah to experimental maven.

Sloan’s 13th Album ‘Steady’ Is Another Strong One

Sloan’s 13th Album ‘Steady’ Is Another Strong One

Steady, the title of Sloan’s 13th album, describes their workhorse approach to music while reassuring fans that they’re still around despite hardships.

Josh Rouse Gets Back to Basics on ‘Going Places’

Josh Rouse Gets Back to Basics on ‘Going Places’

After a holiday album and a record that swapped guitars for synthesizers, Josh Rouse returns to wistful Americana in fine style on Going Places.

Back to Earth on Elf Power’s ‘Artificial Countrysides’

Back to Earth on Elf Power’s ‘Artificial Countrysides’

On Artificial Countrysides, Elf Power ground cosmic apocalypse and global destruction into fever dreams from their own backyard.

Aoife O’Donovan Looks for Connection in an ‘Age of Apathy’

Aoife O’Donovan Looks for Connection in an ‘Age of Apathy’

Aoife O’Donovan’s Age of Apathy is lushly layered and sophisticated. Its connections to contemporary jazz and even classical music are clearly evident.

Nick Lowe’s ‘The Convincer’ Gets the Deluxe Edition Treatment

Nick Lowe’s ‘The Convincer’ Gets the Deluxe Edition Treatment

Nick Lowe’s 2001 album, The Convincer, is a late-period masterpiece and a textbook example of a gracefully maturing artist. It’s now a deluxe reissue.

The Fleshtones Get Back in the Garage for ‘Face of the Screaming Werewolf’

The Fleshtones Get Back in the Garage for ‘Face of the Screaming Werewolf’

Face of the Screaming Werewolf is more fuzz-toned fun from the Fleshtones, a group that have managed to ignore any significant musical trends since Altamont.

Chatham County Line Drum Up Something New for ‘Strange Fascination’

Chatham County Line Drum Up Something New for ‘Strange Fascination’

Bluegrassy Chatham County Line expand their sound into alternative country with a natural fluidity on Strange Fascination.

From Norway and Oregon Come the No Ones with a Potent Dose of Classic Jangle Pop

From Norway and Oregon Come the No Ones with a Potent Dose of Classic Jangle Pop

Scott McCaughey and Peter Buck's the No Ones took their sweet time on their debut, The Great Lost No Ones Album, but it was well worth the wait for any indie or pop fan.

Steep Canyon Rangers Go Symphonic on ‘Be Still Moses’

Steep Canyon Rangers Go Symphonic on ‘Be Still Moses’

Celebrated bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers collaborate with their hometown Asheville Symphony on a new collection that will appeal to longtime fans, as well as those who only know of the band through a banjo player named Steve Martin.

Plugging Into the Third Mind

Plugging Into the Third Mind

Alt-rock supergroup the Third Mind launches a musical adventure that brings Alice Coltrane and Roky Erickson together and doesn't forget the guitar solos.

Jack Klatt Contemplates Capital ‘L’ Love on ‘It Ain’t the Same’

Jack Klatt Contemplates Capital ‘L’ Love on ‘It Ain’t the Same’

On It Ain't the Same, Minneapolis singer-songwriter Jack Klatt offers hope that love and joy can still overcome the darkness of a world turned upside down.