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June 2015 Relix Magazine Sampler: Tame Impala- Let It Happen
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Kopecky: Drug for the Modern Age

by Lee Zimmerman on June 29, 2015
Never mind the fact that Kopecky’s sophomore set was meant to convey some sobering circumstances—the loss of a loved one from death or divorce, struggles with drugs and similar life-altering...
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Rhett Miller with Black Prairie: The Traveler

by Lee Zimmerman on June 26, 2015
Rhett Miller made his name over two decades ago, first as the leader of the much-revered Old 97’s, and later as a solo artist of solid standing. He affirms this authority on The Traveler, an...
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Chris Robinson Brotherhood: Betty’s Blends Vol. Two: Best From the West

by Richard B. Simon on June 25, 2015
This second album mixed live and curated by legendary Grateful Dead recordist Betty Cantor-Jackson is less startling than Vol. One. That may be because we are accustomed to Cantor-Jackson’s...
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Heartless Bastards: Restless Ones

by Ron Hart on June 24, 2015
Heartless Bastards’ smoky, late-night AOR exists somewhere between Royal Trux and The Rolling Stones. And after having had a taste of commercial exposure following the runaway success of...
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Leon Bridges: Coming Home

by Bill Murphy on June 23, 2015
First, to state the obvious: Leon Bridges is a damn charismatic and stylistically compelling singer, and his preternatural grasp of early ‘60s soul, refracted through the modern lens of say,...
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AJ Ghent Band: Live at Terminal West

by Matt Inman on June 22, 2015
AJ Ghent’s family is basically lap-steel royalty. His great uncle Willie Eason and grandfather Henry Nelson helped establish the “sacred steel” tradition of using the lap-steel guitar in...
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Saun & Starr: Look Closer

by J. Poet on June 19, 2015
Saundra Williams and Starr Duncan worked in a Sharon Jones-helmed wedding band and, more recently, sang backup in her soul outfit The Dap-Kings as The Dapettes. On their first album as Saun &...
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Major Lazer: Peace Is the Mission

by Ryan Reed on June 18, 2015
With the third Major Lazer LP, Peace Is the Mission, Diplo’s EDM-dancehall project teeters closer toward mainstream electro-pop. The producer hasn’t lost his genre-splicing finesse: These nine...
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John Brown’s Body: Kings and Queens in Dub

by Peter DeStefano on June 17, 2015
With the help of some of the most sought-after dub architects on the scene, John Brown’s Body reimagine their 2013 release Kings And Queens on Kings and Queens in Dub. The album’s remix...
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Yonder Mountain String Band: Black Sheep

by Lee Zimmerman on June 16, 2015
Call it the mountain muse, the happiness of the heights or maybe it’s simply the mix of altitude with attitude. Whatever the case, Yonder Mountain String Band have captured that freewheeling...

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