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Iron & Wine: Beast Epic

Iron & Wine: Beast Epic

Iron & Wine Beast Epic (Sub Pop Records) For the past couple of years, Sam Beam (better known as folk/Americana project Iron […]

The Yawpers: Boy in a Well

The Yawpers: Boy in a Well

The Yawpers new, Boy in a Well is a wonderful conceptual ‘mess.’ On their 3rd album the Denver trio-drummer Noah Shomberg, guitarist Jesse Parmet and singer/guitarist/songwriter Nate Cook-attempt to tell the story of mother abandoning her son in a well during World War I in France.

The National: Sleep Well Beast

The National: Sleep Well Beast

The National Sleep Well Beast (4AD) Their first album since 2013’s masterful Trouble Will Find Me, The National’s Sleep Well Beast starts off strong […]

Carly Harpur Hollander: Turn Down Your Mind, Open Your Eyes

Carly Harpur Hollander: Turn Down Your Mind, Open Your Eyes

CarlyHarpur Hollander Turn Down Your Mind, Open Your Eyes is solid dance-able pop stuff.

Danii Roundtree: Memoirs

Danii Roundtree: Memoirs

A notable voice, great musicians behind her and interesting songwriting set with the vibe of a certain age: Danii Roundtree’s Memoirs kicks sweet ass.

Shrek Is Love: Shrek Is Love Volume 1 – This Is My Swamp

Shrek Is Love: Shrek Is Love Volume 1 – This Is My Swamp

The love of Shrek (yes, that animated big guy) brings vocalist Michael Mayo, bassist Nick Campbell, keyboardist Jacob Mann and drummer Christian Euman together on Shrek Is Love’s 3-song ep, Shrek Is Love, Volume 1, This Is My Swamp.

Giant Flying Turtles: Waltz To The World

High poppy “who who who’s,” heavy guitar riffing, a hard hitting snare, and then floating bass on top with chorus harmonies and a plinky piano…this wonderfully eclectic mix begins the Giant Flying Turtles new album, Waltz To The World.

Ray J and Chris Brown: Burn My Name

Ray J and Chris Brown: Burn My Name

Ray J and Chris Brown Burn My Name (916% Entertainment) When I finally get a chance to settle in from life’s daily […]

LCD Soundsystem: American Dream

LCD Soundsystem: American Dream

LCD Soundsystem American Dream (Columbia) I vividly remember LCD Soundsystem’s “last show.” I was new to the band, but my friend had […]

Daniel Caesar: Freudian

Daniel Caesar: Freudian

Daniel Caesar Freudian (Golden Child Recordings) Toronto singer/songwriter Daniel Caesar’s Freudian starts off with the catchy, but soft single, “Get You” (featuring Kali Uchis). […]

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