Records

Album | Silver Lake 66 – Let go or be dragged

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Those not indoctrinated might not realize that the alternative country soundscapes of Americana initially found their roots in the windy city of Chicago, but that they were. Continuing the tradition of down-home sounds emitting from metropolitan staples comes Portland, OR’s…

Album | Real Estate – In Mind

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The synth blast, urgent backbeat and whirling guitars that kick off Real Estate’s fourth LP augur well. You’d never accuse the New York band of urgency; they’re more prone to meander down melodic rivers with their jangle pop influences bobbing in their…

Album | Holly Mcvae – Golden Eagle

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The newest addition to the every burgeoning Bella Union label, Holly Mcvae, has released her debut record Golden Eagle, and deserves the plaudits she is sure to receive. The opening track, ‘White Bridge’, sets the tone for the record. The…

Album | Laura Marling – Semper Femina

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“Varium at mutabile semper femina” – “A woman is an ever fickle and changeable thing”. The origins of the title for Laura Marling’s latest masterpiece encapsulates her vision perfectly. Produced by the richly-gifted Blake Mills, the record serves as an…

Album | Eva & the Oak – Floriography

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Taking cues from artists like Emelie & Ogden, First Aid Kit, and Aurora, Eva & the Oak are a five-piece alternative folk outlet who aim to create ethereal and haunting soundscapes to pierce their listeners’ heart. Their clash between dream…

Single | John Hickman – Hello Hello

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Who needs an introduction to The Beatles? In just around a decades-long career together as a band, they revolutionized the popular music scene of the 60s and 70s with their sweeping, multi-faceted soft rock—so much so that, outside of Dylan,…