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“Old Believers” by Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons

“Old Believers” by Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons

Americana folk rockers Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons released their sophomore album Old Believers last month under Readymade Records. Wisconsin natives Cory Chisel and Adriel Harris teamed up with producer Brendan Benson (of The Raconteurs) this time around. Benson’s hand in the album is made evident by the variety of pop, country and blues […]

“For Higher” by Ryan Montbleau

“For Higher” by Ryan Montbleau

Ryan Montbleau made a bold decision while creating his newest album, For Higher — he decided to record the entire thing without his band. He wanted something different, and different is definitely what he got. With the help of George Porter, Ivan Neville, Anders Osborne, and Simon Lott, Montbleau was able to compose an album […]

“Bring It On Home” by Joan Osborne

“Bring It On Home” by Joan Osborne

As they say, “home is where the heart is” and with the release of her seventh studio album, Bring It On Home, Joan Osborne certainly gets in touch with her roots. Her blues roots that is. Bring It On Home pays homage to some of Osborne’s favorites and inspirations with covers from the greats of […]

Discover: “Blunderbuss”

Discover: “Blunderbuss”

June’s Album of the Month is Jack White’s Blunderbuss

“The Bright Side” by Meiko

“The Bright Side” by Meiko

Meiko’s second track says it all; she’s in love. That’s one thing you need to know before you throw the album on. In terms of style, Meiko has stuck with what she knows and what we love her for. But, in terms of content, The Bright Side is almost a polar opposite from her debut […]

“That’s Why God Made the Radio” by The Beach Boys

“That’s Why God Made the Radio” by The Beach Boys

With anticipation building as the group tours the country once more (though the Pet Sounds lineup is long over) for their fiftieth anniversary, the release of The Beach Boys’ That’s Why God Made The Radio is perfectly timed—in a society that thrives on nostalgia, the Boys deliver nearly a half-century of American pop culture along […]

“Synthetica” by Metric

“Synthetica” by Metric

The Canadian quartet Metric have been keeping their solid fan base antsy with the three year wait since their well received release of Fantasies in 2009. Lucky for fans, Synthetica still sports the sonic pop swirl that they loved in the past. Metric has never been a band to be ultra flashy and flamboyant – […]

“Generals” by The Mynabirds

“Generals” by The Mynabirds

What happens when music combines with, or becomes, a call for revolution? The Beatles, the Byrds, Dylan, Gaye, Stevens and many, many more would all agree; the world begins to change, however incrementally small or exponentially large. “Songwriters who whittle complicated issues down to a simple, memorable melody, put their finger on the zeitgeist of a […]

“Heroes” by Willie Nelson

“Heroes” by Willie Nelson

When you think Willie Nelson, you think badass – or at least you should. After sixty studio albums, becoming co-chair for the advisory board of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, heading the genre known as ‘outlaw country’ since the end of the 1960s that stuck it to the conservative restrictions of […]

“Rhythm and Repose” by Glen Hansard

“Rhythm and Repose” by Glen Hansard

Glen Hansard – Academy Award winning folk singer and songwriter – has embarked on his first solo project after working with acts like The Swell Season and The Frames. Hansard is ready to release his first solo album Rhythm and Repose on June 19 under Anti-Records. Hansard’s last year and a half living in New […]

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