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SONG PREMIERE: Ben Fisher Bravely Harmonizes Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Via “Brave New World”

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has rarely been addressed in American music. But on Ben Fisher’s latest release, the Damien Jurado-produced Does the Land Remember Me?, the Seattle-based folk artist—who spent three years living in Israel—dives headfirst into ...

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SONG PREMIERE: Divining Rod Shines With Anthemic Alt-Country Tune “Darling Down The Row”

Miyuki Furtado, singer and songwriter for New York-based duo Divining Rod, is no stranger to the struggle of finding time to write. After leaving The Rogers Sisters in Norway at the end of a grueling ...

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ALBUM PREMIERE: Divided Heaven Let Melodic Punk Sound Soar With ‘Cold War’

Divided Heaven is the brainchild of Jeff Berman—a singer/songwriter who started out in various punk and hardcore bands along the East Coast in the mid ‘90s. These include ’77-rockers The Statiks, Philadelphia street-punk/Oi band The ...

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SONG PREMIERE: Sara Rachele Stuns With Stark & Gorgeous “Bye Bye Baby, Bye Bye,”

Sara Rachele’ forthcoming LP Scorpio Moon, coming fall 2018 was recorded live to tape in Brooklyn, N.Y., with Binky Griptite and other members of Amy Winehouse & Sharon Jones’ former backing band The Dap-Kings. Co-produced ...

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SONG PREMIERE: Ian Fisher Offers Unique Take On Soul Music With “Idle Hands”

Raised in rural Missouri and living in Europe for the last 10 years, singer-songwriter Ian Fisher has written over a thousand songs and played almost as many concerts. This self-taught indie musician was schooled by ...

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FULL LP Premiere: Charlie Smyth Dives Valiantly Into Classic Melodic Americana With ‘The Way I Feel’ LP

A veteran of the ’90s Chicago & Seattle punk scenes, Charlie Smyth’s sound has evolved over time, meandering like a tattered feather on the Southern breeze and settling somewhere beneath the ever-widening shadow of modern ...

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Couch Jackets Stir Up The Beats & Measures On Candid ‘Don’t Think Just Breathe’

Couch Jackets sounds like an alligator’s eating us,” reads the explanatory note on the Little Rock, Arkansas quartet’s Bandcamp page. Fans of the band have become accustomed to this sort of irreverence – these are ...

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SONG PREMIERE: the black watch Invokes Brooding Pop Sound With ​”Legerdemain”

Having written and released fifteen albums of sparkling, literate, jangly-distorted indie rock since his band the black watch’s inception in 1987 (as well as four works of comedic literary fiction and one book on the ...

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SONG PREMIERE: Folk Singer Joe Kaplow Searches For Sense of Home With “I Said I Was Going And I Went”

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Some songs begin with the simplest, most fleeting of sentiments. In this case, Joe Kaplow realized how much he missed the sensation of using a knob to open a door. The new single from the Santa ...

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SONG PREMIERE: Heart Hunters Ring Melodic Reflection With “A Thousand Lifetimes”

Heart Hunters’ Drew de Man founded his first band, No River City, in 2001 and spent the next several years making records, touring the country and sharing bills with artists such as Iron & Wine, Calexico ...

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