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26.05.17

Hello. Let’s get the release week going with the stellar new album by alt-country singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle. Enjoy! (US version here) Justin Townes Earle – Kids in the...

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23.05.17

Hi. The quirky new album by Daniel Romano was recently added to Spotify. Genre: folk/pop. Enjoy! (US version here) Daniel Romano – Modern PressureFiled under: 2017, Folk, Pop

Under The Radar review
16.05.17

Every outing with Wooden Wand—stage name for James Jackson Toth—is an adventure. His music ranges all over the place, centering around a mix of folk, country, and rock, but not...

Spotinews recomendation
10.05.17

Howdy. From a recent Spotify update comes the new album by alt-country singer-songwriter John Moreland. Enjoy! John Moreland – Big Bad LuvFiled under: 2017, Folk, Singer-songwriter

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14.04.17

Hello again. Next we have the smooth new album by singer-songwriter Andrew Combs. Enjoy! (US version here and version for AT, CH and DE here.) Andrew Combs – Canyons of My...

Clash review
05.04.17

A superb return from Josh Tillman...

The Quietus review
07.04.17

Like a magician showing you the cards up his sleeve, Josh Tillman wants to wow you with the fact that he’s pulling off a trick as much as he wants to wow you with the trick itself...

Spotinews recomendation
07.04.17

Hey. The first update of the new release week is the grand new album by Father John Misty. Genre: folk/rock. Enjoy! (US version here) Father John Misty – Pure ComedyFiled under...

Under The Radar review
07.04.17

After a number of solo albums as J. Tillman and a stint as Fleet Foxes' drummer, Josh Tillman created Father John Misty to find his real voice. It seems to be paying off as he...

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02.04.17

Morning. I’m back home again. From Friday: the well-received new album by veteran alt-country singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell. Enjoy! (US version here) Rodney Crowell – Close...

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30.03.17

Hi again. The final update of this release week is the moving new album by folk singer-songwriter Sera Cahoone. Read this review and enjoy! Sera Cahoone – From Where I...

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27.03.17

Hello again. The second update today is the new album by singer-songwriter Samantha Crain. I like it. Enjoy! (Note: The album I link to should automatically link up with your...

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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...

Spotinews recomendation
25.03.17

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
25.03.17

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
25.03.17

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

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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...

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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

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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...