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Mount Eerie
Now Only

Using your life as fodder for your art seems to be the expected default when you’re a musician. But that can be as much of a burden as it a free license. There’s

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Black Times

One of the hardest things for a musician is to be a child following in your parent’s footsteps. That shadow can be long and unforgiving. For every

The Monochrome Set

Shoutout to the bands that can’t seem to stop being a band no matter what the world throws at them. History tends to flatten out the past to only include

The Langley Schools Music Project
Innocence & Despair

There are things you can’t predict: the return of the Flat Earth Society, “raw water,” Three 6 Mafia winning an Oscar, etc. In that vein, who would think

The Thread That Keeps Us

Calexico has always been quietly more ambitious than you might believe. Over the course of two decades, they’ve constantly pushed the borders of what


After 20 years in the game, Eminem is at an interesting place in his career. At this point, everyone has seen all this tricks. Meanwhile, rap radio has changed a lot

Sylvan Esso
What Now

There was no way to foresee a band like Sylvan Esso before they actually appeared. Coming from North Carolina, a state not known as a hotbed for

Wooden Wand
Clipper Ship

To call James Jackson Toth prolific is an understatement. A brief glance at his catalog shows a body of work that may seem daunting to anyone who


While change is inevitable—especially over the course of 20 years—Danish band Mew had its hand forced when founding guitarist Bo Madsen left in 2015

Mark Lanegan Band

No disrespect, but who would have thought that Screaming Trees alumnus Mark Lanegan would turn out to be the versatile journeyman he’s become

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