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[VIDEO] Daniel Daniel – The Lonesome Hollow

Nashville artist Daniel Daniel caught our ear with his debut, Lonesome Hollow, which was released last Friday, May 4th. It’s an impressive piece of work, including songs like “Money Money Money” and “Waves.”  And of course, there’s the title track, which you can stream/watch below. Visit Daniel Daniel on Facebook.

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[LISTEN] Lost Beach – Nightbreak

Today we’re excited to share an EP we’ve added to our early “Best of” playlists. Yes, we’re talking about a band called Lost Beach, and their new EP, Nightbreak. There’s depth here that will appeal to Ryan Adams fans, but the feeling is looser: these guys sound like they are having a ball. My favorite … Read more

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[LISTEN] Ryan Adams – Doomsday

PHOTO BY NOAH ABRAMS Can you stand and face your fears, my love? I will for you Ryan Adams’ new album, Prisoner, is due February 17 via Pax-Am/Blue Note, and today we’ve been given another taste. This one’s titled “Doomsday,” complete with yearning harmonica reminiscent of songs like “Firecracker” and “Desire.” Classic RA, if you … Read more

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Listen | Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore

PHOTO BY JASON GONULSEN Phantogram will release Three on October 7 via Republic, and we’re just now getting around to the first single, “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore.” It’s vintage Phantogram, so we’re sharing it with you today (we actually heard it first in an Uber on the way to Lollapalooza, and our driver … Read more

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The Head and The Heart – All We Ever Knew

It’s time to wake up from this… It’s time to make up for it It’s a good day because: A) It’s Friday. B) There is a new Head and the Heart song on the internets. (And a new album on the horizon — Signs of Life — dropping September 9.) This one’s a little different. … Read more

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Listen | Margaret Glaspy – You And I

Random discovery the other day. And I like random discoveries. Margaret Glaspy will release Emotions and Math on June 17th. And tonight she’s at Off Broadway in St. Louis, opening for Mount Moriah.

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Listen | The Wild Feathers – Goodbye Song

We’re well into March, and not a whole lot of songs have done it for me this year. But here’s one that has. “Goodbye Song” is from The Wild Feathers’ new album, Lonely Is A Lifetime, and they will be performing at The Old Rock House on Saturday, March 26th. Listen to “Goodbye Song” below, and … Read more

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Listen | Hayes Carll – The Love That We Need

Photo by Jacob Blickenstaff We could stay here forever just holding on Hayes Carll, it’s been a while (my favorite is still “Down the Road Tonight“). But hot damn, keep cooking these gems. Take all the time you need. Lovers and Leavers is out on April 8

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Listen | Cowboy Junkies – My Only Guarantee

Cowboy Junkies have released a boxed set called Notes Falling Slow, and it contains three remastered studio albums, Open, One Soul Now, At The End Of Paths Taken, and “a fourth disc that contains newly recorded songs that were written during the making of the three albums.” You can find more information about it here. … Read more

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Listen | Basia Bulat – Infamous

Don’t waste my time pretending love is somewhere else Basia Bulat will release Good Advice on February 12, and today we’ve received our first taste, the terrific “Infamous,” which asks, poignantly, “Are you already somewhere else?” Good Advice was produced by Jim James of My Morning Jacket. Basia will perform at Off Broadway in St. … Read more

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Listen | Editors – The Law

Editors have been my musical go-to-guys for years now when dark ‘n brooding is needed.  And while “The Law” is no ray of sunshine, I’d say they’ve left the brooding aspect at the door and opted for something more on the almost daybreak side of pitch black.  Check it below.

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[SONG PREMIERE] The Saint Johns – Dead of Night

Photo by Alysse Gafkjen Today, we’re excited to premiere a new song from The Saint Johns called “Dead of Night.” It’s from the duo’s full-length debut album coming in early 2016 — one that we’re highly anticipating.  The terrific “Dead of Night” only makes us wish the album would arrive a little sooner. Have a … Read more

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Listen | Jessie Ware – Say You Love Me

Photo by Jason Gonulsen Someone told me Love controls everything There’s a moment in any relationship where you’ve run out of things to say. Difficult to recover from, sure, but love is a powerful thing. It’s also transient, mysterious, burning. We all want to hear the words, “I love you.” We all want to be … Read more

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Listen | Vacationer – The Wild Life

Vacationer has a new album waiting in the wings. It’s called Relief, and it’s set for a June 24th release via Downtown Records. A stop in St. Louis at The Firebird on May 10 also awaits; if you live elsewhere, you can find the full tour schedule here. For now, let’s have a listen to … Read more

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Listen | Neko Case – Nearly Midnight, Honolulu

Photo by Emily Shur Well I just want to say that it happened ’cause one day when you ask yourself, “did it really happen?” You won’t believe it, but yes it did and I’m sorry Let’s talk about Neko Case, and her new album, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I … Read more

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Listen | The Naked and Famous – A Stillness

If you like music that’s different, there’s a lot to digest here. “A Stillness” is the lead track from The Naked and Famous’ upcoming sophomore effort, In Rolling Waves, due September 17th. Since I dislike comparisons, I won’t make any; I’ll just say that any you read are probably attempts to label something that should … Read more

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Listen | Kings of Leon – Supersoaker

Pretty sure everyone (even shitting pigeons) has an opinion on Kings of Leon. But dammit, this new single, “Supersoaker,” is very good. (Which begs the question — where in the hell is my supersoaker gun I had when I was 10?) ANYWAY. New Kings of Leon below, from their forthcoming release called Mechanical Bull due … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Superchunk – FOH

Photo by Agatha Donkar  New records from Superchunk make me feel like I’m 14 years old all over again, except without the drama of being a teenager — just the pure happiness of a band I love making new music. “FOH” — standard musician talk for “front of house” — is vintage, thumping, guitar-heavy Superchunk, … Read more

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Listen | Typhoon – Dreams Of Cannibalism

Photo by Jaclyn Campanaro I fled the country I thought I’d leave this behind But I built the same damn house On every acre I could find There is a lot going on here, but we should not be surprised. This is Typhoon. They are from Portland, and by my count, there’s 11 of them. White … Read more

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Listen | Alpine – Gasoline

Shocker here folks – hold on to your hats! We miss things from time to time, and this little ditty by Alpine somehow slipped by us late last year. But as those people say, better late than never. Enjoy “Gasoline” as a little organic pick-me-up this Wednesday morning!

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Jam of the Day | Coastal Cities – Entropic

I could describe Coastal Cities’ new single, “Entropic,” as “hook filled” or “summer vibey.”  And whilst those would both be accurate characterizations of what you’re about to hear emanating from your tiny computer speakers, I  think it’s best to leave the pedestrian verbs at home and tell you what it makes me want to do. … Read more

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Listen | The National – Demons

Well happy Monday to you! We’ve woken up this morning to news that we have our first sanctioned taste of the new album from The National, Trouble Will Find Me, which will be out May 21st.  It’ll be, amazingly, their sixth studio LP, which officially makes those of us who saw them back in their … Read more

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Listen | Kurt Vile – Walkin On a Pretty Day

April is the month of self-reflection for me. Screw December and it’s focus on the year gone by, right along with January and it’s lame-ass resolutions. Calendrically, years mean nothing without life-events anchoring real thought and a baseline for change. Kurt Vile has always made his way to my turntable, as the artist-o-the-month during April, … Read more

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Listen | Annie Stela – Lucky

Thank you, Annie Stela, for writing music that is true, and for allowing my mind to wander back in time. Winter is over, and the nights will soon be longer for songs like “Lucky” to be with us when we take that last drink of the night, or throw that last log into the fire. … Read more