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Petite Noir: Life Is Beautiful

by Ryan Reed on February 08, 2016
The cover of Petite Noir’s debut LP, Life Is Beautiful, features South African singer-songwriter Yannick Ilunga hovering literally outside the box—a fitting image for music that defies linear...
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Alan Vega, Alex Chilton, Ben Vaughn: Cubist Blues

by Bill Murphy on February 05, 2016
It’s not enough to label Cubist Blues as a cult record, even though the circumstances that surrounded it—two unscripted all-night recording sessions at a noir-ish downtown New York studio...
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Lucinda Williams: The Ghosts of Highway 20

by Jeff Tamarkin on February 04, 2016
Sooner or later, it seems, most singer-songwriters write their “on-the-road” album. It’s a natural calling, considering how much time they spend making their way from one dot on the map to...
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Gary Douglas: Keepin’ Faith

by Lee Zimmerman on February 03, 2016
Gary Douglas is your typical rock-and-roll troubadour, an intrepid journeyman whose sweat-drenched sound reminds one of the usual heartland heroes, Fogerty, Mellencamp and Seger chief among them....
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Scott Fagan: South Atlantic Blues

by Glenn BurnSilver on February 02, 2016
Every few years, a lost poet/musician of the ‘60s is “found”—rediscovered for their insightful lyrics and commentaries reflecting harrowing loss, substance abuse and seemingly endless tales...
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Various Artists (Yo La Tengo, Kurt Vile, Hiss Golden Messenger, Thurston Moore…): Parallelogram

by Jesse Jarnow on February 01, 2016
For the past 15 years, North Carolina-based Three Lobed Recordings has documented an intersection of underground psychedelia and Americana—some improvised, some not. The 10 artists spread over...
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Benji Hughes: Songs in the Key of Animals

by Justin Jacobs on January 29, 2016
Benji Hughes knows how to grab your attention—and probably make you smile. He’s a burly dude with a huge beard. His latest album is called Songs in the Key of Animals, and on the cover, he...
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The Werks: Inside A Dream

by Matt Inman on January 28, 2016
The Werks have become known for their technical skill and penchant for mixing genres at will, and with one song on Inside A Dream, the Ohio-based band takes the latter to another level. Their...
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Cornelius: Constellations Of Music

by Jesse Jarnow on January 27, 2016
It’s been nearly a decade since the last proper full-length by the Japanese musician Cornelius, also known as Keigo Oyamada. Like his American counterpart Beck, Oyamada spent the ‘90s...
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Neon Indian: VEGA INTL. Night School

by Bill Murphy on January 26, 2016
Alan Palomo has come a long way from the trippy synth-warped space collage of 2009’s Psychic Chasms—an album that cemented the so-called “glo-fi” or “chillwave” style in the firmament of...

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