Album | Ana Egge – Between Us

From the opening blast of horns, Ana Egge establishes that her new album Between Us is going to be a bit different than her 11 previous ones. That shouldn’t really come as a surprise. Egge has constantly found new pathways, this one…

Interview | FFS 5 with Mercy Bell

Replete with reverberating dobro, bouncing bass lines, and picturesque lyricism, Mercy Bell’s Golden Child recalls no-frills, 90s-era country music. Her textured vocals sell tales of breaking free and looking back in equal measure, and they soar effortlessly when the song…

Interview | FFS 5 with Plain Mister Smith

Mark Jowett is Plain Mister Smith. A purveyor of the consummately offbeat, Jowett’s “Smith” project has enabled him to develop no-holds-barred indie pop. Replete with crunching guitar tones, dithering percussion, and a collection of captivating vocal structures, ‘The Rat’ is…