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Optimism Creeps Into Glasgow’s Camera Obscura’s New Album Desire Lines

August 16, 2013 - Heartbreak has long been the subject matter of the songs that lead singer Tracyanne Campbell writes for Camera Obscura.
Mikal Cronin’s Catchy Power-Pop Hasn’t Completely Emerged From The Garage

August 15, 2013 - Mikal Cronin’ second solo album, simply titled II, is more of his delightful, sometime dazzling, powerful, guitar-filled pop. It’s his first album for Merge Records.
Daughn Gibson Sometimes Even Scares Himself With His Dark Spooky Country Electronica

August 14, 2013 - It seems that even at such a young age Daughn Gibson has lived many lives. The musician from the small Pennsylvania city of Carlisle has done a lot: he is the drummer for the rock band Pearls and Brass, he has worked behind the counter in an adult book store, tended bar and worked as a long haul trucker.
New Film and Album Celebrate The Life Of Kate McGarrigle

August 13, 2013 - Martha Wainwright joins us today to talk about her mother, the late Kate McGarrigle, and to sing us some of Kate’s songs.
Alice Russell: A Naturally Soulful Force of Nature

August 13, 2013 - The British soul singer Alice Russell just loves to belt it out. Her voice draws comparisons that range from Chaka Khan to the late Amy Winehouse.
Following Global Smash Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix French Band Goes Bankrupt!

August 12, 2013 - Years ago the French were the most maligned of the globe’s pop music makers, turning out nothing original.
Sweden’s Shout Out Louds Shed Light on New Album Optica

August 9, 2013 - Even though they have only been together for 10 years Shout Out Louds are coming out of a kind of mid-life band crisis on their new album Optica.
The Olms: A Retro Take On Pete Yorn’s Infectious Melodies

August 8, 2013 - Pete Yorn has long had an easy way with hooky rock songs. He also likes to work with others, most recently with actress Scarlet Johansson.
Telekinesis – Bright Power Pop From Drummer Michael Benjamin Lerner

August 7, 2013 - Telekinesis’ Michael Benjamin Lerner sings from behind the drum set when the band plays live, but on the albums he plays almost all the instruments.
Sam Amidon’s Music May Have Traditional Roots, But These Are Not Your (Grand)Father’s Fiddle Tunes!

August 6, 2013 - Sam Amidon’s parents were folk performers in Vermont where he grew up. His best friend was fellow musician and arranger Thomas Bartlett (Doveman).

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