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Louise Burns – Young Mopes [2016]

Louise Burns – Young Mopes [2016]

Young Mopes, the new album from Vancouver- based goth-pop songwriter Louise Burns, follows 2013’s Midnight Mass and the 2011 Polaris Prize-nominated Mellow Drama. The nine-track effort takes its name from a description out of a Globe and Mail review, but despite the title, ...

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February 1st, 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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Escondido – Walking with a Stranger [2016]

Escondido – Walking with a Stranger [2016]

Escondido’s first album, The Ghost of Escondido, made for an auspicious entrance when they self-released it in 2013, establishing a high bar that a less talented duo might have found hard to overcome. Jessica Maros’ soaring, seductive vocals, framed by the sturdy ...

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January 3rd, 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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John K. Samson – Winter Wheat [2016]

John K. Samson – Winter Wheat [2016]

On his second solo effort, Winnipeg native John K. Samson builds on his long-tenured role as poet laureate of contemporary prairie culture. Former frontman of beloved Canadian indie rockers the Weakerthans, Samson’s trademark tales of blue- collar Canadians and downtrodden, ...

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December 7th, 2016

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Kevin Devine – Instigator [2016]

Kevin Devine – Instigator [2016]

Kevin Devine is a powerful storyteller. Whether set to the tender strum of an acoustic guitar or amplified, encompassing riffs, each of his lyrics paint a picture. Though his writing reflects deeply personal thoughts and experiences, it resonates universally, even when he’s ...

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October 29th, 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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