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The 150 Best Songs of 2013

Well, another trip around the sun. And here we are. Again, we haven’t listened to every release. We haven’t listened to every genre. And we know many of you are probably tired of lists. But, like we mentioned last year, this is all about discovery. And again like last year, with discovery being the reason … Read more

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Album Review | Lissie – Back To Forever

I can’t demand shit I got nothing but mounting debt and fear It becomes apparent early on during “Further Away (Romance Police),” the second track on Back To Forever: someone broke Lissie’s heart, and it wasn’t pretty. The singer-songwriter from Rock Island, Illinois has released her sophomore album and a quick listen would indeed point to a … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Lissie – Further Away (Romance Police)

Does anyone love anyone Anymore? Take what they want Take it and run Out the door The song is “Further Away (Romance Police),” and the new album is Back to Forever. They both mark the confident return of Lissie, who will release her follow-up to Catching a Tiger on October 8th via Fat Possum Records. … Read more

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Our 12 Most Anticipated Albums of Autumn

Summer is over, but we’re not sweating autumn. No, we’ve got some fine albums to look forward to, starting tomorrow with a new dose of tunes from one of our favorite bands, Ha Ha Tonka. Let’s all celebrate falling leaves, pumpkins, candy corn, and the dozen upcoming albums listed below! Ha Ha Tonka, Lessons (9/24) HAIM, Days Are … Read more

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Video | Lissie – Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac)

There are cover records, beautiful ones, filled with songs by Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Lucinda Williams, you name it. And then there are cover records by Lissie, who has chosen songs by Kid Cudi, Lady Gaga, Joe South, Metallica, Nick Cave, and Fleetwood Mac. The video below is Lissie cranking out “Go Your … Read more

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The Best Albums of 2010 | Part Two

Artwork credit: Alyssa Shapkoff Today, we continue on with paragraphical odes to our favorite albums of 2010. To see the entire list so far, go here! Best Coast | Crazy For You (Mexican Summer) [buy] Surf. Garage. Indie. Motown. ’50s pop. Grunge. Lo-fi. Fuzz. Doo-wop. Roll up all of these genres together in equal portions, … Read more

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The Best Songs of 2010 | 75 – 51

Artwork credit: Alyssa Shapkoff Check out songs 100 – 76 here! 75 Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) All of the members of the multi-musicianed Arcade Fire are clearly critical to the band’s immense sound and stunning performances. With “Sprawl II,” however, Regine Chassagne rises above the collective and shines in this astoundingly … Read more

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MP3 | Lissie – In Sleep (live)

Photo credit: Valerie Phillips Just a few weeks ago, we reviewed the new Lissie album, Catching a Tiger, the debut from the California via Illinois singer-songwriter. Today, we offer you a download of a live version of “In Sleep,” a darkly haunting dreamscape where lovers rendezvous…only in the subconscious. Lissie’s touring the U.S. following an … Read more

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Album Review | Lissie – Catching a Tiger

Speakers Rating: 88/100 “I’m tired of saying that I won’t get lost ever again/ Who knows? Maybe I will…” These are the first two lines from “Record Collector,” track one off Lissie’s debut album, Catching a Tiger (produced by Jacquire King and Bill Reynolds and out 8/17 in the States). I think there’s a massive … Read more

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Lissie Announces U.S. Release Date for ‘Catching a Tiger’

We love our Lissie Marus ’round these parts. Hardcore. But, not in a dirty way. Ever since I heard her critically acclaimed EP, Why You Runnin’, I started drooling over the possibility of her debut full-length coming out in 2010. Her soulful, whiskey-soaked voice shook me to my core, especially on the track, “Everywhere I … Read more