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250 word album review: Melanie Brulée – Fires, Floods & Things We Leave Behind

Country music is stronger than it has been in decades. Tons of young artists are pushing through with really strong country and western records and that wouldn’t have happened even a few years ago. Now a new wave of the … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Grindstone Creek – Low Down, Dirty and Mean

Grindstone Creek isn’t your father’s country, but they are also a hell of a lot closer to your father’s country than current country. The twang is unmistakably there but there’s also guitar licks that would be more at home in … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Waxahatchee – Great Thunder

Waxahatchee follows the breathrough album “Out In The Storm” with this nearly solo piano laden record of older songs from her former band. Waxahatchee is essentially Katie Crutchfield and on this 6 song EP she shows it. These songs are … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Ben Pirani – How Do I Talk To My Brother

It’s hard to imagine Ben Pirani nailing the old soul sound any more than he does on “How Do I Talk To My Brother.” The fact that so many artists are striving for this “new retro” is very refreshing. On … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Emmaline Twist -Dissimulation

Emmaline Twist is straight to the point on “Dissimulation.” They take an Interpol style drone and put together a short but compact shoegaze album that will survive repeated listens. The band’s strong rhythm section locks in on each song and … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Say Hi – Caterpillar Centipede

Say Hi completes a big comeback with their latest album “Caterpillar Centipede.” They have picked up where they left off with the great run of “The Wishes & The Glitch” “Oohs & Aahs” and “Um, Uh Oh” from 2008 to … Continue reading

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250 word album review: William Elliott Whitmore – Kilonova

William Elliott Whitmore curiously busts out of the gate in his Bloodshot Records career with a covers album. The 10 songs here are largely familiar to Whitmore and some have been clamored for by fans for years. Whitmore’s legendary live … Continue reading

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