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The Handsome Family – Unseen [2016]

The Handsome Family – Unseen [2016]

Ten albums in, the Handsome Family haven’t run out of odd tales or memorable melodies. Unseen continues the duo’s gothic folk and country aesthetic, filling out the sound with some friendly help. We live in a fallen world, and Brett Sparks has devoted his life to documenting

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February 21st, 2017

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Leland Sundries – Music for Outcasts [2016]

Leland Sundries – Music for Outcasts [2016]

Leland Sundries return with more folk rock awesomeness on their new album, Music For Outcasts: the band’s first full-length album. Six years ago, Leland Sundries’ The Apothecary EP came as a smart folk-rock album, well into the country side of alt-country. Now, after ...

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February 16th, 2017

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Mount Moriah – How to Dance [2016]

Mount Moriah – How to Dance [2016]

You could be forgiven for assuming that Heather McEntire was moonlighting on Mount Moriah’s first album. Before her foray into country music, the singer had led the Chapel Hill band Bellafea through two distinct iterations, first as a quiet/loud indie duo then as a snarling ...

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January 6th, 2017

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case/lang/veirs – case/lang/veirs [2016]

case/lang/veirs – case/lang/veirs [2016]

It was K.D. Lang who had the crazy (wonderful) idea: Neko Case, Laura Veirs and she should make a record together. It took the songwriting supergroup three years, but here it is — and it actually lives up to expectations. On opener “Atomic Number,” the three singers’ ...

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January 4th, 2017

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Ryan Adams – Prisoner [2017]

Ryan Adams – Prisoner [2017]

Ryan Adams has announced a new album, Prisoner. It’s out February 17 via Pax Am/Blue Note. Adams also announced that the album’s first single “Do You Still Love Me?”. In a recent interview with the Japan Times, Adams spoke about the inspiration for the album: “I ...

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December 26th, 2016

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Dead Man Winter – Furnace [2017]

Dead Man Winter – Furnace [2017]

Furnace, the sophomore album from Dead Man Winter, is a highly revealing and deeply personal offering from accomplished singer and songwriter Dave Simonett. He performs under the pseudonym Dead Man Winter. Widely known as the lead vocalist and songwriter for the acclaimed ...

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December 18th, 2016

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La Sera – Music for Listening to Music To [2016]

La Sera – Music for Listening to Music To [2016]

As you’d expect from a country record, La Sera’s fourth album is full of love. This love includes good and bad romances, adoration of Johnny Marr’s guitar playing and classic songwriting, but essentially it’s in love with the redemptive power of music. Hence the title, which

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November 28th, 2016

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Cass McCombs – Mangy Love [2016]

Cass McCombs – Mangy Love [2016]

On the very first song on his very first record, Cass McCombs went to the hospital. There he received some troubling test results and found himself faced with an unanswerable question. “Is it dying that terrifies you,” he sang, in a gentle, boyish sigh that would earn him ...

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November 7th, 2016

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Lambchop – Flotus [2016]

Lambchop – Flotus [2016]

Since then, the ever-evolving ensemble, with songwriter, singer and guitarist Kurt Wagner as its only constant component, has been striving to perfect their brand of humbly epic everyday balladry that, at its finest, locates the magic in the mundane (for evidence, see 2006’s

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October 27th, 2016

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Hiss Golden Messenger – Heart Like a Levee [2016]

Hiss Golden Messenger – Heart Like a Levee [2016]

On 2014’s Lateness of Dancers, M.C. Taylor’s Hiss Golden Messenger embraced a more blues- and gospel-oriented sound without leaving behind their trademark folk-inspired Americana. Heart Like a Levee is another step forward; its roots come from the soul, funky R&B, and ...

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October 12th, 2016

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