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Snail Mail – “Valentine”

It’s been a minute since Snail Mail released Lush, one of the best debuts from an artist in recent memory. After touring hard behind that album, Lindsey Jordan stepped out of the spotlight. The album’s official biography (written by friend and fellow musician Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee) notes that Jordan went to a rehab facility in Arizona, which is where she started to sketch out the shape of her follow-up despite not having access to her instruments. Earlier this year, Jordan went to Dur...
Tags: Music, Arizona, Jordan, New Music, Durham North Carolina, Waxahatchee, Snail Mail, Katie Crutchfield, Brad Cook, Lindsey Jordan, Josh Coll

Kevin Morby – “US Mail”

Kevin Morby released a great new album, Sundowner, only a couple weeks ago, and today the Kansas City king is already back with another track, "US Mail," a one-off that he made remotely with Brad Cook. It takes the form of an interaction between a mother and daughter who rely on the postal … More »
Tags: Music, US, Kansas City, Kevin Morby, Brad Cook

Bruce Hornsby – “Anything Can Happen” (Feat. Leon Russell)

In a few days, Bruce Hornsby will release a new album called Non-Secure Connection. It'll feature a whole lot of collaborators, mostly from younger generations. Justin Vernon and Brad Cook, two people who have done a lot of work with Hornsby in recent years, add production, though Hornsby did most of that himself. And we've … More »
Tags: Music, Justin Vernon, Bruce Hornsby, Leon Russell, Hornsby, Brad Cook

Bruce Hornsby – “Bright Star Cast” (Feat. Jamila Woods & Vernon Reid)

Next month, the veteran atmosphere-conjurer and Grateful Dead/Spike Lee collaborator Bruce Hornsby will release his new album Non-Secure Connection. Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, a longtime Hornsby admirer and recent collaborator, co-produced the LP with Brad Cook and Wayne Pooley, and it features some big guests. We've already posted lead single "My Resolve," which … More »
Tags: Music, Justin Vernon, Bruce Hornsby, Jamila Woods, Living Colour, Vernon Reid, Hornsby, Brad Cook, Grateful Dead Spike Lee, Wayne Pooley

Bruce Hornsby – “My Resolve” (Feat. James Mercer)

Bruce Hornsby just released a new album, Absolute Zero, last year, and he's already back and ready with another one. Non-Secure Connection will be out in August and it features production contributions from his now-frequent collaborators Justin Vernon and Brad Cook and there's guest spots from Jamila Woods, Leon Russell, Vernon Reid, Rob … More »
Tags: Music, Justin Vernon, Bruce Hornsby, James Mercer, The Shins, Brad Cook, Jamila Woods Leon Russell Vernon Reid Rob

Watch Bruce Hornsby Play The Bon Iver Collab “Cast-Off” On Kimmel

Bruce Hornsby, the '80s-vintage hitmaker and Grateful Dead collaborator, is riding a nice little career wave right now. Earlier this year, Hornsby released his album Absolute Zero, which features contributions from Bon Iver mastermind Justin Vernon, as well as associated musicians like Sean Carey and Brad Cook. It's a lush, pretty album that helps reveal … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Jimmy Kimmel, Grateful Dead, Justin Vernon, Kimmel, Bruce Hornsby, Hornsby, Sean Carey, Brad Cook, Iver Collab

Merge Announces Initial Lineup For MRG30 Festival, A Merge Group Plays “Heroes” Out Friday

Merge Records turns 30 this year, and the North Carolina-based label is throwing a celebratory festival in July dubbed MRG30. It'll take place from 7/24-27 at venues in Carrboro and Durham. The just-announced lineup includes Superchunk, the Mountain Goats, Waxahatchee, Lambchop, Ibibio Sound Machine, Hiss Golden Messenger, Wye Oak, Destroyer, Sneaks, Swearin', and more. Tickets … More »
Tags: Music, David Bowie, North Carolina, Durham, Merge Records, William Tyler, Carrboro, Brad Cook, Mac McCaughan, Jenn Wasner, Bejar

William Tyler 'Goes West'

None William Tyler writes and plays beguiling instrumental acoustic guitar-based music. The former member of lauded indie rock bands Lambchop and the Silver Jews finger picks the notes on his latest solo album, Goes West , as if his digits were walking through the inner workings of his mind. He travels at a moderate yet steady pace. The music suggests contemplation and reflection. His guitar work suggests ripples on a still pond, thanks to the atmosphere created by his talented bandmates -- fel...
Tags: Music, Review, California, Music Review, Folk, Merge Records, Tyler, Instrumental, William Tyler, Bill Frisell, James Wallace, Brad Cook, Lambchop, Meg Duffy, Indie folk, William Tyler Goes West

Phil Cook releasing new LP, touring with Daniel Norgren (who has other dates)

Megafaun's Phil Cook and Swedish atmospheric folk singer Daniel Norgren are both touring North America, including some dates and festivals together and others separately. Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, North America, Music News, Tour Dates, Sylvan Esso, Mountain Man, Amelia Meath, Andrew Sacher, Phil Cook, Daniel Norgren, Newport Folk Festival, Megafaun, Brad Cook, No BS! Brass Band, Tamisha Waden, Chastity Brown

Blank Range – “Ember In The Ash”

We were fond of Blank Range's Vista Bent EP last year, and we can also recommend the Nashville roots-rockers' new single "Ember In The Ash." The song is from their debut album Marooned With The Treasure, which was produced by Hiss Golden Messenger's Brad Cook, and it marks bassist Taylor Zachry's first appearance on … More »
Tags: Music, Nashville, Premiere, Hiss Golden Messenger, Blank Range, Brad Cook, Taylor Zachry

'Dirk Gently' Season One Violates the Spirit of Its Source Material (Review)

Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently books were popular with fans, but this new BBC series strays too far from the spirit of the material to be considered a true adaptation. [Author: Brad Cook]
Tags: Music, Bbc, Douglas Adams Dirk, Brad Cook

Hiss Golden Messenger – “Like A Mirror Loves A Hammer” Video

Hiss Golden Messenger's Heart Like A Levee came out last month, and today M.C. Taylor debuted a video for the song "Like A Mirror Loves A Hammer." In the clip, Taylor sings to the camera while a group of dancers move in psychedelic patterns. The video was directed by Brad Cook and choreographed by … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Taylor, Hiss Golden Messenger, Brad Cook

'The Walking Dead: S6' Shows You Have More to Fear From Other Humans Than From Zombies (Review)

Since no one ever says the word "zombie", it's easy to assume such a thing doesn't exist in this world. This has allowed the characters to be unsure of what's happening to them. [Author: Brad Cook]
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Boldly Going Where the 'Wrath of Khan' Director's Cut Has Never Gone Before (Review)

Whether you want the original theatrical cut and all of the previously released extras, or a revised cut and new bonus content, this Blu-ray release has almost everything. [Author: Brad Cook]
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Watch Hiss Golden Messenger Play “Happy Day” From New Album Out In October

Hiss Golden Messenger played a special session this week for WXPN/NPR's World Cafe series Sense Of Place, which explores the music of different cities. In one of their North Carolina installments, M.C. Taylor revealed that he has a new LP coming out 10/7. Phil and Brad Cook, singer Tift Merritt, and pedal steel guitarist … More »
Tags: Video, Music, North Carolina, Taylor, Phil, Hiss Golden Messenger, Tift Merritt, Brad Cook, WXPN NPR

Satire Is a Key Feature in 'Silicon Valley' Season 2 (Review)

Silicon Valley's relentless skewering of the Bay Area's well-known tech valley continues as Pied Piper faces new challenges. [Author: Brad Cook]
Tags: Silicon Valley, Bay Area, Pied Piper, Silicon Valley Season, Brad Cook

The First Season of 'Fear the Walking Dead' Hits the Ground Running (Review)

The first season of Fear the Walking Dead is not without its "Oh, c'mon!" moments, but it's a largely realistic look at how people would react to a gradual apocalypse. [Author: Brad Cook]
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