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Video: Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Blindlessness
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Video: Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Blindlessness

For my money, the best Bonnie “Prince” Billy songs are those that don’t seem labored over. Given Oldham’s output, this point could be debated, but the stark, organic nature of his latest, “Blindlessness,” sounds off the cuff despite the well-timed dog bark. An outtake from his latest release, Singer’s Grave a Sea of Tongues — itself largely … Continue reading

First Listen: Daniel Markham & Tony Ferraro – Chastity Belt
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First Listen: Daniel Markham & Tony Ferraro – Chastity Belt

Love hurts. Corporal punishment and carnal delights abound on “Chastity Belt,” the first single from Smoke Paint, the gloom-glam collaboration between Daniel Markham and Tony Ferraro (The Satans of Soft Rock). Featuring ten original songs written by Markham and Ferraro, Smoke Paint was produced by the duo along with Markham cohort Grady Don Sandlin (RTB2). … Continue reading

First Listen: Seryn – Disappear
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First Listen: Seryn – Disappear

Having relocated from Denton, Texas to Nashville following the release of their 2011 debut, This Is Where We Are, Seryn will return with Shadow Shows on 17 February. Maintaining their Denton connections, Shadow Shows was recorded at Redwood Studios with assistance from Midlake’s McKenzie Smith. Smith’s production is evident on the album’s swelling first single, … Continue reading

Download: Heavy Hearts – Garden Arm
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Download: Heavy Hearts – Garden Arm

“Garden Arm” does not appear to be a boxing term yet the song bearing that title from Ontario quartet Heavy Hearts delivers a consistent flurry of body blows. Anthemic guitars and pummeling drums pause only briefly, allowing the listener to catch their breath if only for a few seconds during this three-minute fight. “Garden Arm” … Continue reading

Download: Annalibera – Black Cat White Cat
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Download: Annalibera – Black Cat White Cat

Love goes bad Gets rusty But I’ve got your back You can trust me Today With this solemn promise, Iowa synth-pop trio Annalibera end “Black Cat White Cat,” the first single from their forthcoming debut LP, Nevermind I Love You. Fronted by former farm girl Anna Gebhardt, the distressed hopefulness of “Black Cat White Cat” … Continue reading

Video: Jeffrey Martin – Newborn Thing
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Video: Jeffrey Martin – Newborn Thing

The futility of existence can be a soul-crushing weight if pondered too hard. Leaving such a dilemma to the philosophers, singer/songwriter Jeffrey Martin posits untethering oneself from the machinations of the material world on “Newborn Thing.” Included on Martin’s August 2014 release, Dogs in the Daylight, a video for “Newborn Thing” has been produced to … Continue reading