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Conor Oberst – Salutations [2017]

Conor Oberst – Salutations [2017]

Salutations is the eighth solo studio album by Conor Oberst, released on Nonesuch Records. The album is a companion piece to 2016’s Ruminations. Growing up is hard to do. Growing up a wunderkind in public – your youth commodified as a talisman of sensitive youth – creates an

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March 23rd, 2017

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Charlie Cunningham – Lines [2017]

Charlie Cunningham – Lines [2017]

The Bedfordshire-born, London-based artist, Charlie Cunningham, presents a dreamy, slow-building sound on Lines. The standout track “Minimum” personifies the exact sonic qualities that earned Cunningham such a sizeable fanbase initially. Clocking in at just over three ...

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March 16th, 2017

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Andy Shauf – The Party [2016]

Andy Shauf – The Party [2016]

The third album by Saskatchewan’s Andy Shauf sets after-hours stories to a doleful ‘60s songwriter vibe. Shauf plays the wallflower at his titular party. Most of us have been to the kind of crowded house parties where you hang back and people-watch in relative ...

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February 27th, 2017

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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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Molly Burch – Please Be Mine [2017]

Molly Burch – Please Be Mine [2017]

Molly Burch’s first album, Please Be Mine, is a throwback – a heavily retro collection of lost loves, smoky vocals, and instrumentals that are deliberately familiar. Released the week of Valentine’s Day 2017, Please Be Mine is a collection of reverb-washed love songs ...

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February 19th, 2017

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Tim Darcy – Saturday Night [2017]

Tim Darcy – Saturday Night [2017]

The debut full-length solo release, Saturday Night, for the Ought frontman, Tim Darcy, was produced by Ross Gillard and Amy Fort. Tim Darcy is no stranger to introspection. As the singer/guitarist of exuberant Montréal-based art-punk quartet Ought, he’s wrought thoughtful ...

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February 17th, 2017

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Jens Lekman – Life Will See You Now [2017]

Jens Lekman – Life Will See You Now [2017]

Jens Lekman describes ‘Life Will See You Now’ playfully, but also honestly, as “a thirties-crisis disco album; it’s an existentialist record, about seeing the consequences of your choices”. There’s a technique for writers known as free- writing, which is often ...

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February 14th, 2017

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Mick Harvey – Intoxicated Women [2017]

Mick Harvey – Intoxicated Women [2017]

Mick Harvey’s ‘Intoxicated Women’ contains many duets and songs written by Gainsbourg, mostly during the 60s, in a period where he was focusing his songwriting on singers such as France Galle, Juliette Greco and most famously, Brigitte Bardot. In 1994, Mick Harvey ...

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February 2nd, 2017

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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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Tim Cohen – Luck Man [2017]

Tim Cohen – Luck Man [2017]

Tim Cohen’s Luck Man marks the first album in six years under the prolific San Francisco songman’s own name. It’s also his debut on the Sinderlyn label. Like the output of his concurrent bands the Fresh & Onlys and Magic Trick, Cohen’s solo albums have become a ...

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January 23rd, 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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Pajaro Sunrise – The Collapse [2016]

Pajaro Sunrise – The Collapse [2016]

Yuri Méndez started working on “The Collapse” in the early months of 2015, when, struck by conjunctivitis, he found himself sitting alone in the dark with an irresistible urge to make new songs. With his MD’s severe voice resounding in his head, telling him

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December 31st, 2016

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Damon & Naomi – Spirit Of Love [2016]

Damon & Naomi – Spirit Of Love [2016]

Damon & Naomi have just released an album of “B​-​sides, bonuses, and soundtracks” onto bandcamp. Spirit of Love is available for a bargain price of whatever you want to pay. As well as the excellent title track, from a Ptolemaic Terrascope compilation, there

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December 28th, 2016

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Devendra Banhart – Ape in Pink Marble [2016]

Devendra Banhart – Ape in Pink Marble [2016]

Nonesuch Records releases Devendra Banhart’s new album, Ape in Pink Marble. The album, Banhart’s ninth, was written, produced, arranged, and recorded in Los Angeles by the singer / songwriter / guitarist with his longtime collaborators Noah Georgeson and Josiah ...

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December 22nd, 2016

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 Jon Parks – Mercy (EP) [2016]

 Jon Parks – Mercy (EP) [2016]

Jon Parks is a singer-songwriter who creates pensive pop music. His new “Mercy” EP ends the 10-plus year silence since the release of his debut album “Out Here”, recorded while living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His new EP combines thought-provoking lyrics

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December 22nd, 2016

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