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White Sea

White Sea

Morgan Kibby has faced her fears. As the longtime musical partner of Anthony Gonzalez in M83, Kibby has enjoyed global success as a part of the French synth-pop band, but stepping out on her own is another thing entirely. Using the moniker White Sea, Kibby says she’s finally ready to make her own statement after […]

Abby Gundersen

Abby Gundersen

After several years standing in the shadow of her brother, Noah, Abby Gundersen is finally stepping out on her own. Finding her voice took both time and experience, but Time Moves Quickly is her first step out on her own and the results are beautiful. They’re also unexpected. Think of the wintry compositions of Olafur […]

Gem Club

Gem Club

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is the perfect venue, at least in the figurative sense. Gem Club is releasing their new album, In Roses, at the cultural center at the end of January, a fitting home to the band’s finely curated artwork. Fine art housed in an fine arts building. Gem Club fans […]

Jars of Clay

Jars of Clay

To call it a crossroads would be an accurate statement. For any veteran band like Jars of Clay, with 20 years behind them in the industry, the decision to make another statement after several albums is a serious consideration. Is the inspiration there? How strong is the desire? Are they interested enough or is the […]

Lauren O’Connell

Lauren O’Connell

Lauren O’Connell admits she moves slowly, but the singer-songwriter has proven worthy of the wait for each release so far. While 2013 proved to be fruitful in terms of exposure (thanks to placements on shows like The Good Wife and American Horror Story), O’Connell says she was primarily focused on finding the right space to […]

Kye Kye

Kye Kye

Olga Yagolnikov has been waiting a long time. The same goes for the other members of Kye Kye. One year after finishing their second album, Fantasize, with producer Chad Howat, they’re finally releasing the wonderful synth-pop affair, taking their time to get the right industry pieces in place to capitalize on the music itself. Few […]

Elizabeth & The Catapult

Elizabeth & The Catapult

Elizabeth Ziman is primed for a big year in 2014. Not only is the frontwoman for Elizabeth & The Catapult putting out a long-awaited new album this week with Like It Never Happened, but two more projects are waiting in the wings — including an EP produced by Richard Swift. For a girl gone silent […]

Mikaela Davis

Mikaela Davis

For Mikaela Davis, there’s no difference between her or any other front man (or woman). She writes the songs, carries the procession and commands the attention. Her musical weapon of choice just happens to be less conventional. As a harpist, Mikaela says she’s often lumped in with Joanna Newsom, but she fancies herself as a […]

Ravenna Woods

Ravenna Woods

While it’s not uncommon to find inspiration away from the familiar and routine, Chris Cunningham got further away than most. The man behind Ravenna Woods decided some time spent in the middle of the north Pacific was the ideal setting to shift from his heavier rock leanings toward an acoustic side. The end result is […]

Tennis System

Tennis System

There’s a difference between a single and a good song. If they overlap, that’s great, but Matthew Taylor says there’s a major difference between focusing on one or the other, and the music of Tennis System is better for Taylor’s focus on crafting a meaningful song for the sake of the art rather than the […]