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WOLF!: WOLF!

by Mike Thomas on May 21, 2015
The whimsical brainchild of guitarist Scott Metzger, WOLF! embarks on an instrumental Fender Telecaster-led journey that snatches you off to a dingy, musky room from another era. The trio—Metzger,...
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Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds: The Weather Below

by Sam D’Arcangelo on May 20, 2015
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds perfect their take on soul revivalism with their newest release, The Weather Below. The album, produced by Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Vance Joy), opens with a...
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Eels: Royal Albert Hall

by Ron Hart on May 19, 2015
The last time Eels played Royal Albert Hall, they came strapped with track suits, a string section and a wall of guitar fuzz. After the band’s return to the famed London theater on June 30,...
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The Milk Carton Kids: Monterey

by J. Poet on May 18, 2015
In the last two years, The Milk Carton Kids—Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale—have thrived while logging endless one-night stands and garnering a Best Folk Album Grammy nomination for their...
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Cabinet: Celebration

by Dylan Muhlberg on May 15, 2015
While bluegrass diehards will enjoy Cabinet’s third studio release Celebration, few tracks are conventional. Still, these progressive acoustic tunes radiate nostalgia. Celebration contains an...
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Todd Rundgren: Global

by Lee Zimmerman on May 14, 2015
After a spate of recent releases that provided forays into cosmic cacophony, fearsome blues and radically redefined versions of the seminal songs he produced for others, creative chameleon Todd...
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Della Mae: Della Mae

by Michael Verity on May 13, 2015
There are no reedy-voiced folkie females playing prim parlor music here. The Boston-born, Nashville, Tenn.-based quartet of women called Della Mae play modern string music with muscle and...
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Torres: Sprinter

by Ron Hart on May 12, 2015
For her incredible second album as Torres, Mackenzie Scott doubles down on all those PJ Harvey comparisons big time. First, she traveled to the singer’s English hometown of Bridport, Dorset to...
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Brian Godchaux & Sandy Rothman: The Red Fiddle & The Silver Banjo – The Long Form

by Jesse Jarnow on May 11, 2015
At first glance, the track lengths of Brian Godchaux and Sandy Rothman’s The Red Fiddle & The Silver Banjo might seem to contradict the album’s subtitle, The Long Form. Nothing on the...
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John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers: Live In 1967

by Jeff Tamarkin on May 08, 2015
Let’s get the nasty bits out of the way first. Live In 1967, despite being recorded at five different London locations in the spring of that year, basically sounds like crap. As explained in the...

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