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Jenn Grinels and Marc Broussard Examine Love on "Evidence" (premiere)

"I immediately heard it as a duet - specifically I heard Marc Broussard's voice singing the other part - not surprisingly, because he possesses one of my favorite voices on the planet. When I wrote the song I didn't even know Marc, so it's BONKERS to me that he's singing it with me on my record. We even recorded a very sweet video together - a live acoustic version - and the whole time we were filming I was screaming in head: OH MY GOD MARC BROUSSARD IS SINGING MY SONG. I look chill. But reall...
Tags: Music, Pop, Soul, Portland, R&B, Premiere, Singer-songwriter, Marc, Marc Broussard, Newark Ohio, Soul Pop, Folk Rock, Jenn grinels, Grinels, Midland Theater

Ben Watt Turns Middle-aged Angst Into Gold on 'Storm Damage'

Storm Damage is an album by a man in his late 50s, musing on his life, lost love, changing surroundings, and mortality. By some incredible sleight of hand, he's managed to make that unpalatable dish, delicious. On the credits amongst his numerous musical contributions, is the word "Alchemy". I believe it. He's turned his mid-life crisis into gold, and combine that with the clairvoyance, Mr. Watt has a couple of lucrative alternative careers if his muse ever departs him. On the strength of this...
Tags: Music, Music Review, Alternative Rock, Watt, Ben Watt, Folk Rock, Alternative pop

Plugging Into the Third Mind

The Third Mind closes with a tribute to Roky Erickson and the 13th Story Elevators' dark classic "Reverberation". This cover feels like the most straightforward track on the album, coming across like a particularly sprightly (and Edgy) U2 tune with a dash of hair metal thrown in the mix. On paper that might sound horrific but scraping away a bit of the original's psychedelia reveals "Reverberation" to be a terrific rock tune, and there's nothing wrong with that. That's the cool thing about The...
Tags: Music, Rock, Music Review, Yep Roc Records, Alternative Rock, Roky Erickson, Dave Alvin, Psychedelic Rock, Folk Rock, Experimental rock, The third mind

The Lumineers Get Cerebral on 'III'

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Tags: Music, Review, Americana, Music Review, The Lumineers, Folk Rock, Dualtone, Indie folk

Michael Kiwanuka Journeys Into His Soul

"Light", the closing song, is a deeply soulful ballad that might attempt to answer the questions raised by "Solid Ground". With a combination of enigmatic lyrics and music, "Light" might gently evoke some of Jimmy Webb's haunting songs for some listeners. The gradual fadeout of "Light" features an eerie guitar solo and backing singers repeating the lyric, "A mile apart, leave and be free". As the end of the Kiwanuka journey, "Light" leaves the listener in a completely different destination fro...
Tags: Music, Review, R&B, Indie Rock, Jimmy Webb, Michael Kiwanuka, Kiwanuka, Folk Rock, Alternative r&b, Indie folk, Solid Ground With

Bobby Hawk Keeps It Simple on "Salt and Liquor" (premiere)

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Tags: Music, Americana, Premiere, Roots Rock, Folk Rock, Bobby Hawk

Folk Rock's the Dales Contemplate "Easy Times" (premiere)

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Tags: Music, Premiere, Folk Rock, Soft rock, Folk pop, Indie folk, the Dales

Big Thief Know That It Takes 'Two Hands'

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Tags: Music, Review, Rock, Music Review, Indie Rock, Big Thief, Folk Rock, 4AD Records

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