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Creature Comfort's "Woke Up Drunk" Ruminates on Our Second-Guesses (premiere)

A deep reflection on breaking up, Nashville indie rock/Americana outfit Creature Comfort's "Woke Up Drunk" is the most personal track from their new album, Home Team.

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Alright Alright's "Don't Worry" Is an Ode for Unity in Troubling Times (premiere)

Alright Alright's "Don't Worry" is a gentle, prayerful tune that depicts the heart of their upcoming album, Crucible.

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The Grahams Tell Their Daughter "Don't Give Your Heart Away" (premiere)

The Grahams' sweet-sounding "Don't Give Your Heart Away" is rooted in struggle, inspired by the couples' complicated journey leading up to their daughter's birth.

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Fransancisco's "This Woman's Work" Cover Is Inspired By Heartache (premiere)

Indie-folk brothers Fransancisco dedicate their take on Kate Bush's "This Woman's Work" to all mothers who have lost a child.

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Alexander Wren's "The Earth Is Flat" Wryly Looks at Lost Love (premiere + interview)

Singer-songwriter Alexander Wren's "The Earth Is Flat" is a less a flat-earther's anthem and more a wry examination of heartache.

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Jordan Tice's "Bad Little Idea" Is a Satirical Spin on Dire Romance (premiere)

Hawktail's Jordan Tice impresses with his solo work on "Bad Little Idea", a folk rambler that blends bluesy undertones with satiric wit.

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Brennen Leigh's "Billy and Beau" Tells Midwestern Gay Love Story (premiere)

Americana artist Brennen Leigh's "Billy and Beau" offers a story of LGBTQ+ love and coming-of-age that remains universally relatable.

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Emi Meyer Ascends Into "Space" (premiere)

Singer-songwriter Emi Meyer impresses with the soulful and nuanced balladry of her new single, "Space".

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Daniel Rodriguez's "Sojourn of a Burning Sun" Finds Hope in Letting Go (premiere)

Elephant Revival's Daniel Rodriguez's solo debut marks a hopeful renewal for the folk artist following a time of great personal loss.

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Vacay Nick Heals Alongside His Demons in "Started a Fight" (premiere)

Nick Aranda of Paper Route engages further in his solo venture, Vacay Nick, with "Started a Fight", a track about self-examination that addresses his inner demons.

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Front Country's "The Reckoning" Highlights Positive Movements (premiere)

Americana trio Front Country's "The Reckoning" is a healing hymnal that focuses on the positive shifts amidst times of pandemic and social/political strife.

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Ryan Alfred's 'A Sudden Rush of Noise' Radiates with Cinematic Ambience (premiere) (album stream)

Ryan Alfred's (Sweet Ghosts) solo debut, A Sudden Rush of Noise, is a genre-bending collection of electronic tracks developed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Jake Allen's "Rising Tide" Reminds Us to Stay Humble (premiere)

Jake Allen's atmospheric rock tune, "Rising Tide", is a cautiously uplifting reminder to stay humble in the face of personal progress.

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Stephanie Lambring's "Fine" Celebrates Going Against the Grain (premiere)

Singer-songwriter Stephanie Lambring's "Fine" is an empowering Americana anthem that embraces self-drive and independence.

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Annie Dressner's "Midnight Bus" Is a Twilit Reflection of Life's Quieter Moments (premiere)

Indie folk's Annie Dressner joins forces with Matthew Caws of Nada Surf to deliver the nostalgically-layered "Midnight Bus".

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Rob Williams' "Me and You" Is an Exploration of Romantic Commitment (premiere + interview)

Rob Williams' latest single, "Me and You", is a sweetly accessible slice of songwriting that celebrates a realistic interpretation of a relationship with highs, lows, and in-betweens.

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Mike Mentz Looks to Adventure in "Ain't That the Life" (premiere + interview)

Singer-songwriter Mike Mentz reflects on his troubadour lifestyle in the uplifting Americana of "Ain't That the Life".

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The 15 Best Americana Albums of 2015

From the old guard reaffirming its status to upstarts asserting their prowess, personal tales voiced by true artists connected on an emotional level in the best Americana music of 2015.

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The "Anxiety" Is Palpable in Tatiana DeMaria's Powerful New Video (premiere)

Tatiana DeMaria reworks her punk band TAT's "Anxiety" into a searing, reflective acoustic number that's made all the more powerful by an intimate new performance video.

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Folkie Francesca Louise's 'Melancholic Antidote' Is an Impressive Debut (EP stream + premiere)

London singer-songwriter Francesca Louise's debut EP, Melancholic Antidote, is glistening folk-pop that reflects on love and life goals.

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Kolohe Kai Is "Catching Lightning" with His Catchy New Love Song (premiere)

Pacific reggae artist Kolohe Kai fuses pop and R&B elements into "Catching Lightning", a breezy new love song that's perfect for summer.

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Noah Guthrie's "That's All" Innovates on His Americana Sound (premiere + interview)

Americana's Noah Guthrie debuts the bittersweet, nostalgic lyric video for his latest single, "That's All", and talks with PopMatters about how he creates the music that resonates with so many.

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Danielle Ponder and Karate Boogaloo Stand in Solidarity with BIPOC on "Look Around" (premiere)

Danielle Ponder and Karate Boogaloo join forces for "Look Around", a harrowing slice of classic soul that observes the present state of the world.


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