Download: Polaris Rose – Perfect View
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Download: Polaris Rose – Perfect View

Since their arrival on the Los Angeles scene as Polaris Rose, the duo of Peter Anthony and Madelynn Elyse have released two EPs and just yesterday completed their debut LP, Telescopes, to be released this November. The first single from Telescopes, “Perfect View,” is a well-crafted pop nugget, layered with wiry guitar and searing harmonies. … Continue reading

First Listen: Willie and the Giant – Poor Boy
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First Listen: Willie and the Giant – Poor Boy

Birthed from an obsession with the Stax sound of the ’60s, upstart Nashville soul purveyors Willie and the Giant have released their first single, “Ain’t Gonna Wait” with the b-side “Poor Boy.” Taken from their self-titled debut to be released in 2015, Willie and the Giant’s quartet of Will Stewart (vocals), Grant Prettyman (bass), Mac … Continue reading

First Listen: Gringo Star – World of Spin
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First Listen: Gringo Star – World of Spin

Following on the release of 2013’s Floating Out to Sea, Atlanta power-pop trio Gringo Star are set to release a self-produced 7-inch single, “Long Time Gone” with the b-side, “World of Spin,” on 17 October. The debut release from Michigan-based dizzybird records, the 7-inch features Gringo Star brothers Pete and Nick Furgiuele taking turns handling … Continue reading

Video Premiere: The Room Outside – The Room Outside
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Video Premiere: The Room Outside – The Room Outside

Residing in dusty Santa Fe, New Mexico, sisters Karrie and Roxane Hopper along with Loren Bienvenu comprise The Room Outside. Trekking similar pop-Americana territory as Swedish sister-duo First Aid Kit, The Room Outside harness the sun-drenched locale on their debut album, The Room Outside, which predates First Aid Kit’s latest album, Stay Gold. With more lived-in earnestness … Continue reading

Review: American Thread – Songs in the War
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Review: American Thread – Songs in the War

Having detailed tales of regional strife and familial love on their debut, Killing Days, Boston’s American Thread mine a vein of nostalgia that comes with age on Songs in the War, their sophomore release. Taking a macro approach to the human condition, Songs in the War recounts man’s foibles endured while succumbing to life’s inevitabilities. … Continue reading

Video: Dom Flemons & Pokey LaFarge – Mama Don’t Allow
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Video: Dom Flemons & Pokey LaFarge – Mama Don’t Allow

American music traditionalists Dom Flemons (Carolina Chocolate Drops) and Pokey LaFarge will be wrapping up their Central Time Tour this Wednesday 24 September in Columbia, Missouri. Featuring Joel Savoy, Jesse Lége & the Cajun Country Revival, The Tillers and The Loot Rock Gang, the tour rolled through Nashville recently where the collective of musicians recorded a ragtime … Continue reading