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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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Quiet Life – Foggy [2016]

Quiet Life – Foggy [2016]

Quiet Life is a roots-rock band that claims no fixed address. Instead, with brothers Sean (vocals/guitar) and Ryan Spellman (drums/vocals) at its centre, the band travels the country in its vegetable-oil-powered van. In the summer of 2014, Quiet Life landed at Mount Slippery

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January 26th, 2017

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Barbarisms – Browser [2016]

Barbarisms – Browser [2016]

A cursory play or two of Browser, Barbarisms‘ second LP, would lead the casual listener to think that they had stumbled across some previously unknown alt-country or slacker-rock band with their roots in the 1990s. Something decidedly American. And indeed, there is a ...

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January 24th, 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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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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Michael Nau – Mowing [2016]

Michael Nau – Mowing [2016]

From the pastel indie pop of Page France to the Americana of Cotton Jones, there’s an airiness to frontman Michael Nau’s songwriting that belies its melodic durability. His masterful instinct for arrangement, along with his reedy voice, earns Nau a place in the rock’n’roll ...

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November 1st, 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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