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Christmas Download: Jordan Reyne – Song for Winter Solstice
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Christmas Download: Jordan Reyne – Song for Winter Solstice

Jumping the gun here as winter doesn’t officially start until this Sunday but thanks to London, England’s Jordan Reyne you can soundtrack the changing of the season with the pagan “Song for Winter Solstice.” Stream/download the multi-language “Song for Winter Solstice” below and purchase Reyne’s latest EP, Mother, via Bandcamp. Continue reading

First Listen: Pinecones – Sleep is Forget
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First Listen: Pinecones – Sleep is Forget

Math rock without the histrionics courtesy of the seemingly anti-social media Atlanta, Georgia quartet Pinecones. There is no sleight of hand on “Sleep is Forget,” the first single from the band’s forthcoming LP, Sings for You Now. Repetitive, hypnotic and droning, “Sleep is Forget” takes a dark turn from the songs on the band’s debut, … Continue reading

Backtracks: Quiet Hollers – I Am the Morning
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Backtracks: Quiet Hollers – I Am the Morning

Looking forward to 2015, let’s revisit I Am the Morning, the unheralded gem from Louisville, Kentucky’s Quiet Hollers. Released in 2013, the band reportedly will begin issuing singles from their forthcoming album in January 2015. Quiet Hollers celebrate sad bastard songs like the pleading “Road Song” and crushed dreams of “Some Day Darlin’”. Populating I … Continue reading

Video: Chris Stalcup and The Grange – Dixie Electric Company
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Video: Chris Stalcup and The Grange – Dixie Electric Company

Almost four years since its release, Dixie Electric Company by Chris Stalcup and The Grange never ceases to amaze. Overflowing with twang, horns and tales of failed relationships, brooding love and lulling heartbreak, the title track was recently given the video treatment. Let’s hope those lyrics Stalcup’s working out are from new music we’ll be … Continue reading

First Listen: Refrigerator – This Woman Here
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First Listen: Refrigerator – This Woman Here

Lo-fi quartet Refrigerator will celebrate the quarter-century mark in 2015 along with its label, Shrimper Records. The first act signed to Shrimper, home to early releases by The Mountain Goats, Lou Barlow, Dump, Woods et al, Refrigerator and the label will release Temple City on 17 February to mark their collective silver anniversary. “This Woman … Continue reading

Christmas Download: bentcousin – Fuck You, It’s Christmas
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Christmas Download: bentcousin – Fuck You, It’s Christmas

An all-to-true tale of a May-December romance gone awry courtesy of bentcousin. Twin siblings Amelia and Pat Innit’s cheery “Fuck You, It’s Christmas” foregoes the eggnog and presents, opting instead for a mishandled Christmas tree and second guesses. Stream/download “Fuck You, It’s Christmas” below and purchase bent cousin’s latest single, “The Last One,” via Bandcamp. Continue reading

Christmas Single: The Black Swans – Christmas Alone
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Christmas Single: The Black Swans – Christmas Alone

A Christmas anthem for introverts — and/or those with embarrassing relatives — courtesy of the Black Swans and Eve Searls. Now defunct, the Black Swans released their holiday single, “Christmas Alone,” in 2011 before issuing their final LP, Occasion for Song, an elegy for fallen band member Noel Sayre. This year former Swan Jerry David DeCicca released his solo debut, … Continue reading