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The Hawk in Paris

The Hawk in Paris

The Hawk in Paris is not a side project. It’s also not the primary creative outlet for the trio of seasoned musicians involved. For now, it’s somewhere in between, but other than the moments they took to answer my questions, I don’t think Jeremy Bose, Matt Bronleewe or Dan Haseltine are that concerned about how […]

Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes

Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes

Everything comes naturally for Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes. Not that the process to create, release and support an album is easy, but rather there’s an ease to the entire affair — nothing forced, nothing contrived. From the formation of his band to the creation of the songs, Ellsworth says he’s been faithful to […]

Amy Stroup

Amy Stroup

Amy Stroup likely holds her own definition for Tunnel, the name of her latest album, but at the very least it defines the focus with which she conducts business these days. Between a busy season touring with Trent Dabbs as the retro soul duo Sugar and the Hi Lows and her own solo career complete […]

Midlake

Midlake

Throughout their 10-plus year career, Midlake has carved out an impressive niche based on a sound that never settled. On the backs of acclaimed releases like The Trials of Van Occupanther and The Courage of Others, the Denton, Texas band showed their ability to shift influences, whether slight or abrupt, and still maintain a solid […]

Soft Science

Soft Science

For better or worse, Soft Science has never lost touch with their limitations. Life has its demands, after all, and the indie pop band has learned to work within them — content to make what music they can in the midst of family and work demands. Despite the slower pace, their dedication to making music […]

Noah Gundersen

Noah Gundersen

It’s a busy season for the Gundersen family. Just two weeks after his sister, Abby, launched her own EP, Noah Gundersen is now ready to release Ledges, an inviting, honest record that weaves beauty into darker topics of loss and identity. For longtime fans of Noah’s music, the songwriter’s ability to disarm with such vulnerability […]

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 […]