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Dr. Dog

by Marissa Ross I found out on a Wednesday afternoon I would be interviewing my favorite band on Thursday at noon. I ran around my house, singing at the top of my lungs, “I’m going to looooove you! Till the day I was born! And I’m going to caaallll yooou! So keep your ear to […]

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Lady Antebellum “Lady Antebellum” Capitol

by LK All hats are off to Lady Antebellum for their stellar self-titled debut album. The group presents a rare and refreshing male-female lead combination that works amazingly well. Both are talented individual performers whose voices combine without competing or overpowering. Though title track “Love Don’t Live Here” features Charles Kelley’s smooth, yet slightly rustic […]

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Josh Turner “Everything is Fine” MCA Nashville

by LK Talk about a firecracker—Turner’s latest album is an explosion of down home Southern country. Turner has one of the most distinct voices you’ll hear, sort of a country crooner if you will. There’s something about his trademark ultra-low, smooth sound that resonates well with listeners. His voice has that magical way of coming […]

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Fleet Foxes “Fleet Foxes” Sub Pop

by Lindsay Eanet Scruff-laden hippies rejoice, for the future of music is once again in your hands. While the frenetic blips of Cut Copy and Crystal Castles may have their place, a new wave of indie bands (Yeasayer, Blitzen Trapper, Iron & Wine) have emerged with an earthier sound and earnest lyrics, bands that are […]

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Railroad Earth “Amen Corner” SCI Fidelity

by Lindsay Eanet The release of country jam band Railroad Earth’s fifth studio album, Amen Corner, comes with a sentimental and slightly tragic undertone. The band’s in-house video director, Dave Manzo, shot the music videos for the album at the historic blues venue the Stanhope House in Stanhope, N.J., where they had their first gig […]

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My Morning Jacket “Evil Urges” (ATO)

by Lindsay Eanet My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James’s bedroom must be a wonderful and frightening place. It might be the kind of bedroom that would be in a seduction scene in a bad ’70s adult film—he goes into the bathroom to “freshen up” and comes out in a scarlet silk robe, his once long, […]

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