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Cody ChesnuTT is revitalized on his new album, Landing on a Hundred. It’s been almost a full decade since the Atlanta-born soul singer released his debut, and this new collection is his first full-length album since. While that first album, The Headphone Masterpiece, delighted critics, ChesnuTT is probably best known for his collaboration with Philadelphia’s The Roots on their breakthrough hit “The Seed 2.0.” A lot has happened between then and now.
December's Artist To Watch is the Kopecky Family Band, one of the most exciting acts to come out of Nashville’s recent hotbed of indie music.
November's Artist To Watch is the folk and rootsy rock band, David Wax Museum. They have elements of traditional Mexican Latin music and recently released a new album, Knock Knock Get Up.
October's Artist To Watch is Los Angeles based Lord Huron and is the musical and visual project of Ben Schneider. Once a solo project and now a five piece, Lord Huron's mix of dreamy world influenced indie island pop and Graceland styled grooves.
With their chemistry and history, the North Carolina-based group, Delta Rae began charming audiences from the Bay Area to the Mississippi Delta.
London's new soul sensation is twenty-two year old, songstress, Lianne La Havas. She has an absolutely gorgeous and original voice, and an album of stellar songs, blending soul, jazz and folk
It’s hard to write a definitive biography of an artist with as many career and relationship arcs as Leonard Cohen has experienced in his 78 years on earth. But that’s exactly what celebrated music journalist Sylvie Simmons has done with I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen.
Father John Misty is quite a character. And he is a character invented by Josh Tillman to hang his rock and roll persona on.

The first album of original music from Neil Young and Crazy Horse in almost a decade, including over 85 minutes of music. Psychedelic Pill pokes down pathways that have been hinted at before in this teaming, but never fully explored. New textures emerge in the music, new landscapes in the lyrics. In many ways, Psychedelic Pill rounds out an array of probing works with prominent autobiographical threads.

It’s not easy to craft the perfect pop song. The try and fail to find that familiar melody, that joyous hook, that great rock riff or that insightful lyrical passage is more common than the actual desired result. That’s why we tip our caps to artists like The Beatles, The Stones, Dylan and Hendrix. And while many attempt to follow the path already trodden, some bands opt for a less convenient approach.
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