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Spotinews recomendation
24.03.17

Hey. From last week: the sweet new album by singer-songwriter Pieta Brown. Enjoy! Pieta Brown – PostcardsFiled under: 2017, Singer-songwriter

Clash review
17.03.17

Soft-focus and faintly nostalgic, but all the better for it...

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yesterday

Hi. It’s a new release week again. First find: Real Estate. Genre: indie pop/rock. Enjoy! Real Estate – In MindFiled under: 2017, Pop, Rock

Under The Radar review
yesterday

For a bunch of barely 30-year-olds, the members of Real Estate sure know how to make some stellar soft rock. That's not meant as an insult—their last album, Atlas, is one of the...

The Quietus review
yesterday

The old John Peel adage about The Fall being “always different, always the same” might be fruitfully adapted for New Jersey janglers Real Estate. For here, truly, is a band that...

Spotinews recomendation
12.03.17

Hey. Next up we have the new album by inventive singer-songwriter Valerie June. Enjoy! (US version here) Valerie June – The Order of TimeFiled under: 2017, Singer-songwriter

Spotinews recomendation
12.03.17

Hello again. As promised here is a third Sunday update. Genre: folk/indie rock. Enjoy Ha Ha Tonka! (Don’t forget to subscribe to the new playlist: Spotinews 077) Ha Ha Tonka...

Spotinews recomendation
26.02.17

Howdy. Here’s the solid new album by Old 97’s. Genre: alt-country rock. Enjoy! (US version here) Old 97’s – Graveyard WhistlingFiled under: 2017, Folk, Rock

Under The Radar review
10.03.17

With Graveyard Whistling, Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller is his most comfortable self, mic-slinging in the stirrups of a rowdy, fleshed-out sound.  More

Spotinews recomendation
22.02.17

Hi. There are two updates coming your way today. First we have the new album by Son Volt. Genre: alt-country rock. Enjoy! Son Volt – Notes of BlueFiled under: 2017, Folk, Rock

Under The Radar review
02.03.17

From the first moment of the achingly beautiful opener "Promise the World" we capitulate, our minds recalling some of the first moments we heard Anodyne from Son Volt precursor...

Clash review
21.02.17

A fascinating glimpse into the songwriter's psychopathology...

Spotinews recomendation
11.02.17

Howdy folks. From yesterday: the new album by The Sadies. Genre: alt-country/garage rock. Enjoy! The Sadies – Northern PassagesFiled under: 2017, Folk, Rock

Under The Radar review
02.03.17

Hard-hitting, electric garage-a-billy rounds out the sweet panged steel and prophetic pluckiness of The Sadies' Northern Passages. From the blissed-out inclusivity of "Riverview...

Under The Radar review
09.02.17

If every writer had a voice to match, it might be a different radio. With Stitch of the World, the eloquent Tift Merritt writes songs that play from the pages, her honey-textured...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

To signal its new musical direction, Shearwater updated its Facebook page with a photo of a gray DeLorean fitted with a flux capacitor. Nowadays, it seems as if every musician on...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Back in early 2006, Jenny Lewis' solo debut Rabbit Fur Coat was an absolute revelation and one of the finest albums of that year. On this tenth anniversary reissue, it still holds...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

More Rain starts with silence. Then the patter of rain on tarp slowly reintroduces us to Matthew 'M' Ward's lightly graveled croon for the first time in four years. And as he...

Clash review
09.11.16

A quite magical debut offering...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

For a while after 2012's Mirage Rock, Band of Horses' awkward, uncomfortable attempt at the mainstream, it seemed possible that the album would be the band's last artistic...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

The Avett Brothers' ninth studio album, Tue Sadness, is a 51-minute collection of a dozen beautifully and brilliantly crafted tracks. From the opening chords of "Ain't No Man" to...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Any lover of music for its emotional healing powers would tell you that there are times when all you want to listen to, and all you can really handle right then, is transparency...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Okkervil River hit the roll of their lives during the mid to late part of the '00s, with their albums captivating critics and fans alike. They were the unique act who broadened...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Following hot on the heels of last year's Beyoncé and Radiohead style surprise release Star Wars is this oddly-named follow-up, perhaps a direct nod to Harry Nilsson's similarly...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Over the course of four albums, 25-year-old Lydia Loveless has undergone a metamorphosis. Her latest, Real, sounds like Loveless has found herself, somewhere between traditional...

Clash review
09.11.16

A stormy and at times inspired debut...

Spotinews recomendation
01.11.16

Evening. Singer-songwriter Aaron Lee Tasjan was a sweet find for me this week. Enjoy! (US version here) Aaron Lee Tasjan – Silver TearsFiled under: 2016, Singer-songwriter

Clash review
31.10.16

Alt-country veterans keep things fresh...

Under The Radar review
07.12.16

Kurt Wagner's ever-reliable Nashville outfit Lambchop hasn't been heard from since 2012's Mr. M, but last year Wagner and a couple buddies got together to release an excellent...

Punk News review
22.09.15

If 1372 Overton Park and Women & Work were the celebration, Lucero’s new album All a Man Should Do is the hangover. It’s a welcome style change from a band that spent the last few...

Under The Radar review
31.07.15

Considering the pitiful state of arena country, Jason Isbell is a damn messiah. Something More Than Free demonstrates Isbell's songwriting prowess and the honed power of his band...

Under The Radar review
23.07.15

How we all love a surprise. Especially when the surprise arrives as the happy continuation of Wilco's remarkable run of albums which now stretches back over 20 years (and even...

Under The Radar review
01.05.15

Jim James is rock music's leading mystic. For years, his lyrics have explored big philosophical questions, and contain frequent mentions of spiritual concepts. More

The Quietus review
07.04.15

Since 2006, every couple of years Constellation Records gives the stage to their far out balladeer, Eric Chenaux. Emerging on the Canadian East Coast in the early 90s, Chenaux has...

Under The Radar review
09.02.15

Only in this day and age could the most human album in a long time be produced by an alter-ego. Joshua Tillman's second go-round as Father John Misty, I Love You, Honeybear, finds...

Clash review
13.02.15

2015's first true masterpiece?

Punk News review
13.02.15

Josh Tillman’s traits have always struck me as divisive. Until I Love You, Honeybear, I could never quite figure out if I liked him or not. With his first album as his musical...