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Weatherbox

Weatherbox

Fans of Manchester Orchestra will likely find another friend in Weatherbox. That’s because Brian Warren, the sun at the center of Weatherbox, is a friend of the guys in Manchester. Andy Hull sings on Weatherbox’s latest album, Flies in All Directions, and the album was put out by Favorite Gentlemen/Triple Crown. In short, any friend of […]

Counting Crows

Counting Crows

Twenty years in, Adam Duritz is reinvigorated. So are the other members of Counting Crows. After perhaps some tiptoeing around songs penned by the front man, Duritz says a recent covers project, Underwater Sunshine, provided the musical freedom the band had lacked in the studio. Now that they’re back with another batch of original tunes, the band’s September […]

Filligar

Filligar

The new single, “Motor Shine”, will have to do for Filligar fans. While a new album is largely finished and ready to go, Johnny Mathias says he’s not sure when the band’s new album will drop. The music is just one part of the process, and the rest is yet to be figured out. Still […]

Israel Nash

Israel Nash

Israel Nash‘s latest record was proudly born in Dripping Springs, Texas, so you might be a bit surprised to hear the swell of adoration from across Europe. However, great music is great music no matter where you live, and Israel’s new record, Rain Plans, is likely going to make several year-end lists when all is […]

Trampled By Turtles

Trampled By Turtles

Trampled by Turtles will play The Late Show with David Letterman on the night that their new album, Wild Animals, releases. From there, they’ll play a sold out night at Red Rocks, headline in Europe, and undoubtedly play every festival from here to there. But it wasn’t always this way. Over the years, Ryan Young says […]

Marissa Nadler

Marissa Nadler

There is a mystery to Marissa Nadler, a cloud that covers just enough of the songwriter and refuses to give it all away. The songs on her latest album, July, are “autobiographical” but never straightforward. The songs haunt, lingering longer than you might believe. Her approach is the same, marked by a strong work ethic […]

Anberlin

Anberlin

Few of us ever really consider the ending of a life cycle. It’s the beginning that takes all of the planning. According to Nate Young, Anberlin decided pretty early on that, when the timing was right, they wanted to be a band that knew when to quit. This is that time. lowborn is the band’s […]

Austra

Austra

Acclaim came early for Austra. The Canadian synth-pop band burst on the scene in 2011 with a debut, Feel It Break, that landed on several year-end lists and was shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize. The follow-up, Olympia, made the long list and Katie Stelmanis and company will find out in July if they are finalists once […]

Joan as Police Woman

Joan as Police Woman

This year alone, Joan Wasser will play her songs on four different continents. It’s proof positive that the music she makes as Joan as Police Woman connects on such a strong level. From multiple runs through Australia and Europe or a new trip to Asia, the resonant joy on her new album, The Classic, has […]

Blue Skies for Black Hearts

Blue Skies for Black Hearts

When a band reaches their sixth long player, they’re usually far beyond the self-titled days. That’s a label applied on most debut albums, if ever given, but Pat Kearns says this new set of songs was the perfect time to name it after his band, Blue Skies for Black Hearts. After years as a producer […]