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“The Great Despiser” by Joe Pug

“The Great Despiser” by Joe Pug

Joe Pug has always sounded wise beyond his years, ever since his first EP, 2008′s “Nation of Heat.” Five years later, his world-weariness is even more apparent on “The Great Despiser,” to be released April 24. There’s a tone to his voice and his lyrics that echoes folk legends from Bob Dylan to Steve Earle, […]

James Mercer Live In Studio

In 2004’s “Garden State,” Natalie Portman handed her headphones to Zach Braff and said, “You gotta hear this one song. It’ll change your life, I swear.” We heard the Shins’ “New Slang.” When the movie and its soundtrack skyrocketed to popularity, so did the band. Their unique sound, with its combination of catchy melodies, sharp […]