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Pete Yorn

Pete Yorn

If  you see Pete Yorn out on tour this fall, you’re likely going to be a part of the decision-making process, whether you realize it or not. The veteran rocker doesn’t yet have a timeline on a new recording, but the production is there and he’s using his fall acoustic dates throughout the Midwest and […]

Madi Diaz

Madi Diaz

Honesty isn’t just the best policy for Madi Diaz. It’s the only policy. The singer-songwriter keep things vulnerable (yet upbeat) on her brand new album, Phantom, an album stitched together from relational insights and experiences, of finding and losing love. But Madi says documenting such experiences and placing them on display is the only way […]

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage Restlessness comes to The Rural Alberta Advantage. It’s there in the rapid drumming that twitched and sprinted across their debut, Hometowns. It’s there in the empty spaces and haunted places that filled that record and its follow-up, Departing. It was there when, as he recently recalled on the band’s website, singer/guitarist […]

Hook & Anchor

Hook & Anchor

Hook & Anchor was not a well-planned side project. Many artists will figure out the space between their main outlet and develop a timeline for what to do with the weeks between tours or months between albums. Kati Claborn says it wasn’t like that at all. Blind Pilot has consumed all of Kati’s musical time […]

Sondre Lerche

Sondre Lerche

If you’re reading this, you likely fell in love with Sondre Lerche’s albums somewhere along the way — whether it was his 2001 debut Faces Down with orchestral constructs that drew Gainsbourg comparisons or celebrated albums like Two Way Monologue (2004) or Heartbeat Radio (2009). They’re icebergian releases, with much depth below the surface even as his genuine, vulnerable approach draws you in with beauty […]

The Dutchess & the Duke

The Dutchess & the Duke

The Dutchess & The Duke If The Dutchess & The Duke seemed to just disappear, it’s because they did. Jesse Lortz and Kimberly Morrison took a break from touring and making music about five years ago after the dysfunction of it all got to be too much. For Jesse, alcohol became the “barrier” he would […]

SACCO

SACCO

Andy Breihan says everything is a-okay between former band mates. It’s just that he and John Fredericks knew it was time to leave the band Guards to make their own music. SACCO was born while on tour with Guards, but it wasn’t until a five-month tour was wrapped that the pair felt they could head […]

My Plastic Sun

My Plastic Sun

With no label, no management, and a location far removed from the big city music scene of NYC, upstate rockers My Plastic Sun seem to be making a name for themselves the old fashioned way: by working their tails off. What’s more the effort seems to be paying off. Despite the self release of two […]

Delta Spirit

Delta Spirit

Many songwriters are in a never-ending chase for their first album. The beauty of an artist’s initial release is often found in the innocence of low expectations and a lack of pressure. From there, audience expectations, market realities and time constraints can often force a band to put out subpar material that fails to measure […]

Jack + Eliza

Jack + Eliza

Jack + Eliza Breezing in for summer’s twilight, No Wonders, the debut EP from Jack + Eliza (out in late September), is the sound of your last trip to the beach winding down. Through its 17 minutes, you can all but actually see the sun receding between the loosely woven threads of vocals and two […]