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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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