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Listen | NOVO AMOR – Holland

Does it sound a bit like a Bon Iver song? Sure. How many fucks to I give? None. Because Bon Iver isn’t giving me what I need these days. I need music like this for the coming cold winter nights. I need something emotional for those now-dark-nights driving home from work. So thanks NOVO AMOR. … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Von Stomper – Down By The River

Photo courtesy of the artist “Down By The River”, from Colorado’s raucous Von Stomper, is a good old-fashioned alt country rock and roll paean to friendship, drankin’, and loving the life you have. I’m in Atlanta this weekend for the wedding of my man’s oldest friend, and it’s definitely stuck in my head. Check out … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Dar Williams – Slippery Slope

This isn’t a new one — Dar Williams released Emerald, on which “Slippery Slope” is found, back in May — but Dar is an artist who I loved passionately for much of my teens and twenties whose new music doesn’t always hit my radar timely. A dear, dear friend turned me on to Emerald‘s release … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Joanna Newsom – Leaving the City

via Drag City “Leaving the City” is the second single from Joanna Newsom’s forthcoming LP, Divers, which follows up 2010’s magnificent Have One on Me. Words don’t do Mrs. Newsom’s music justice, so I’ll keep it short: this song and the previously released first single, “Sapokanikan,” are portents of absurdly good things. Divers will be the best album … Read more

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Jam of the Day | SVRCINA – Lover Fighter

Molly Svrcina, aka SVRCINA, has today’s Jam of the Day, as she’s delivered a whopping statement of single called “Lover Fighter.” There is surely more to come from this Nashville-based singer-songwriter, but for now, follow her here. And have a listen below.

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Jam of the Day | Laney Jones & the Spirits – Broken Heart

Photo courtesy the artist One of my favorite ways to cut through the massive and eclectic lineup of Raleigh’s Hopscotch Music Festival is, quite frankly, just to pick out bands whose names I like. Last Saturday, wanting a place to sit down and have a drink and check on Auburn’s football team trying to lose … Read more

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Jam of the Day | The Dear Hunter – Waves

Attention St. Louis! The Dear Hunter is at The Ready Room tonight, and tickets are available here. You can listen to our Jam of the Day, “Waves,” below — it’s from their new album, Act IV: Rebirth In Reprise.

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Jam of The Day | Quaildogs – Falling Apart

Photo by Jamie Platus If you need a song to ease you into a hard rocking weekend, I recommend that you make it Quaildogs and “Falling Apart”. A track that starts with lush synths and languid vocals barrels halfway through into Jayhawks-esque twanged-out rock and roll, and tumbles and rumbles to its emphatic conclusion. It’s … Read more

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Jam of the Day | EL VY – I’m The Man To Be

If you don’t know EL VY just yet, you probably know of it’s collected parts as an avid reader of this here blog  See, it’s the collaborative project of the National’s Matt Berninger and Menomena’s Brent Knopf — two SiC favs and two guys who apparently make beautiful music together. They just shared the below … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Alessia Cara – Here

The New York Times included her in their “a Groundswell of Female Rebels in Pop” article, and after listening to “Here,” there is good reason: Alessia Cara has a hit that is fresh and inviting. Have a listen to “Here” below.

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Jam of the Day | Jill Andrews – Get Up, Get On

It’s building up It’s been building up for so long It’s been four years since Nashville’s Jill Andrews has release a full-length album, but that’s about to change on September 25th when she will release The War Inside, the official follow-up to 2011’s The Mirror. Today, we’re happy to feature the first single from the … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Quiet Hollers – Cote D’Azur

Photo by Sarah Wilde Echoingly dreamy, Louisville’s Quiet Hollers have us wanting to run away and join them in their fantastical South of France. “Cote D’Azur” is the first single off their upcoming self-titled LP, and it’s hypnotically gorgeous.

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Jam of the Day | Patty Griffin – Rider of Days

PHOTO BY DAVID McCLISTER Patty Griffin is an incredible treasure to me, mainly because of her albums Flaming Red (the song “Goodbye,” especially), 1000 Kisses, and Impossible Dream. And now she’s back with a new album, Servant of Love (9/25; pre-order here) and new new tour. Have a listen to “Rider of Days” below.

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Jam of the Day | BØRNS – The Emotion

It’s pretty much a given that I will like any song named “The Emotion,” but hot damn, BØRNS isn’t playing around with anyone here. This song is pure gold, and he’ll release Dopamine on October 16th. You can pre-order that now.

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Jam of the Day | Autre Ne Veut – World War Pt. 2

Heartbreak, man. Am I right? It can shatter a person’s soul so completely, shards remain for-literally-ever. Sinking a sharp edge in at random times, conjured by a simple smell, word, color, or place. Those edges, and the feelings they materialize can range in severity, from just a vapor of fleeting emotions, to nails-digging-in-your-back-pain and visions … Read more

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Jam of the Day | CHVRCHES – Leave A Trace

PHOTO BY JASON GONULSEN I gave up on time just like you said you would This is a stunning video, and the song doesn’t disappoint either. But we’ve come to expect that from Lauren Mayberry and CHVRCHES, who will release Every Open Eye on September 25th.

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Jam of the Day | Joanna Newsom – Sapokanikan

via Billboard It has been five years since Joanna Newsom released her monumental triple album, Have One On Me, and we now have a taste of what is to come next. “Sapokanikan” is the first single from her upcoming double LP, Divers, and it is delightful. The sonic landscape is characteristically similar to Have One … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Destroyer – Dream Lover

As a tween, I played trumpet in the middle school band not because it was an instrument that interested me in the least, but because to take the class, we had to walk up the hill from the middle school to the high school, allowing about 10 minutes of unsupervised freedom. In that limited allotment, … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Frank Turner – Get Better

we can get better because we’re not dead yet I’ve written a lot of words about how Frank Turner’s songs have saved my life at various points, and “Get Better”, from Positive Songs For Negative People, is another entry into that canon. It’s angry and fierce and a heck of a lot punk. It’s the … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Kurt Vile – Pretty Pimpin

First Listen – Meh, where’s the hooks, yo? Second Listen – Aight…this there’s something here I missed the first time around. Third Listen – Jesus those guitars remind me of childhood in the south! “First listen me” is an idiot! Fourth Listen – Oooh that refrain is effing sweet, I’ma click again… . . . … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Ought – Beautiful Blue Sky

“Awe, man…you have to see them live…” The dreaded phrase uttered by every douche whose ever been ridiculed by his male friend-base after attending a Dave Matthews concert.  Every wanna-be-hippy who saw Phish, or Rusted Rood, or some incident involving stringed cheese.  And while that may be true, it’s meant to cover that, on wax … Read more

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Jam of the Day | The Old Ceremony – Go Dark

10 years ago this upcoming August, I finally moved myself, my fat cat, and about a thousand books to Chapel Hill. I’d been trying to move myself to Chapel Hill since I was 14 and discovered Superchunk, and while it took me 11 years to get here (and Superchunk were on a hiatus when I … Read more

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Jam of the Day | BAIO – Sister of Pearl

Anyone with a looming beach vaca, or a day the pool planned in the next few weeks should really think long and hard about downloading this jam, and upping that shiz to their musical player device of choice.  Vampire Weekend’s Chri Baio just solidified his voice, and role in his main band — and if … Read more