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First Listen: Bonfire John – Everybody
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First Listen: Bonfire John – Everybody

The recording moniker of Owen Yonce, Bonfire John marries lyrical indifference and slow-burning guitars on “Everybody,” the first single from the forthcoming album College. A wonderful slacker jam for late summer nights, you can stream “Everybody” below. Be on the lookout for College to be released on 27 September on vinyl, CD and cassette via … Continue reading

First Listen: Bear Medicine – Infestation
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First Listen: Bear Medicine – Infestation

Taking a holistic approach to music, Lexington, Kentucky foursome Bear Medicine make use of flute and cello to provide sonically soothing yet lyrically disconcerting songs on their forthcoming debut LP, The Moon Has Been All My Life, due out in October. The album’s first single, “Infestation,” is also part of a split with fellow Lexingtonians … Continue reading

First Listen: Charly Fasano and Lucero – Retrospect​/​ed
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First Listen: Charly Fasano and Lucero – Retrospect​/​ed

Having first collaborated in 2008, poet and artist Charly Fasano and Lucero return with the multimedia project, Retrospect​/​ed. A journey through memory, “Gasoline Fumes” and “Teddy’s Bowling Alley” feature Fasano reciting his poems backed by Lucero’s Rick Steff, Brian Venable, John C. Stubblefield and Roy Berry who also produced the EP with engineer Chris Scott. … Continue reading

First Listen: Field Report – Home (Leave The Lights On)
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First Listen: Field Report – Home (Leave The Lights On)

Impressionistic details foretell the catharsis of returning to one’s place of being on Field Report‘s “Home (Leave The Lights On),” the opening track from the band’s forthcoming Marigolden. Deriving the album’s title from the song, the beatific joy of normalcy is juxtaposed against a musician’s life on the road as listed by singer Chris Porterfield. Simple … Continue reading

Video: Jimmy Hickmott – Follow Me
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Video: Jimmy Hickmott – Follow Me

If the Flaming Lips staged playwright Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story, I imagine it would look very similar to the video for London, England folk-pop artist Jimmy Hickmott‘s “Follow Me,” the second single from his forthcoming debut LP, Nice Try Sunshine. Minus the requisite blood belonging to both the play and the band’s stagecraft, “Follow Me” is … Continue reading

Pre-order: Evening River Band – Evening River Band EP
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Pre-order: Evening River Band – Evening River Band EP

It’s been said a river has many voices. In the case of Philadelphia’s Evening River Band, this is doubly true. A hard-edged offshoot of the country outfit Morning River Band, singer/guitarist Jeffrey Fields and his band of booze hounds detail the travails of their muse Suzie and resulting hangovers on their forthcoming self-titled 7″ vinyl … Continue reading

Video: Jenny Dalton – Wolf Named Somebody
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Video: Jenny Dalton – Wolf Named Somebody

Fraught with Gothic imagery and existential questioning, Minnesota singer/songwriter Jenny Dalton returns with “Wolf Named Somebody,” her first new music in three years. Following her 2011 EP, Blood Folk, “Wolf Named Somebody” finds Dalton engaged in a maternal dance with the feral world. Taken from Black Water, her cathartic forthcoming album, Dalton signals her impending … Continue reading