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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

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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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23.04.17

Hey there. Just one update today. Enjoy the fine new album by folk singer-songwriter Angaleena Presley! Angaleena Presley – WrangledFiled under: 2017, Folk, Singer-songwriter

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22.04.17

Hi. There are two updates coming up. First we have the new album by alt-country singer-songwriter Charlie Worsham. Enjoy! Charlie Worsham – Beginning of ThingsFiled under: 2017...

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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...

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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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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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25.02.17

Hey there. The powerful new album by folk/soul singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens is a fresh addition to the Spotify library. Enjoy! Rhiannon Giddens – Freedom HighwayFiled under...

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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...

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20.02.17

Hi again. Some of you may remember alt-country singer-songwriter Nikki Lane from a blog post back in 2014. Now she is back and the new album is terrific. Enjoy! (US version here...

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...

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19.12.16

Hi. I’m taking a break for at least a week. I will be back sometime next week with my top albums of 2016 list. Now, here is the interesting concept cover album by The Devil Makes...

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19.11.16

Hello friends. The ambitious new double album by alt-country singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert arrived yesterday. Enjoy! Miranda Lambert – The Weight of These WingsFiled under...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Loretta Lynn is an 83-year-old badass. For proof, hear the legendary Coal Miner's Daughter reinterpret one of her earliest singles, "Fist City." Lynn sings the tune, originally...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Bonnie Raitt gets down to business on her new LP, Dig In Deep, churning out some seriously unfussy alt-country. All of the album's strengths are encompassed in Raitt's offbeat...

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...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

Throughout her career, Dolly Parton, like plenty of image-conscious celebrities, has refrained from broadcasting her political views. But in a recent interview with the New York...

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...

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16.12.14

Howdy folks. The impressive solo debut by alt-country singer-songwriter Angaleena Presley arrived to Spotify earlier this fall. Read this review and enjoy! Angaleena Presley...

Punk News review
28.11.14

By now, it’s not necessary to mention Tim Barry’s ”other band.” From 2005’s Laurel Street Demo all the way through to his last collection of new material, 2012’s 40 Miler, Barry...

Under The Radar review
14.10.14

Nashville 1995 captures Steve Earle at the tail end of his transition period from more traditional country guitarist to folk singer and roots rocker. More

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30.09.14

Hi. From a very recent Spotify update: the new album by blues/jazz singer-songwriter Luke Winslow-King. Enjoy! Luke Winslow-King – Everlasting ArmsFiled under: 2014, Blues, Jazz...

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25.09.14

Morning. From a recent Spotify update: the new project by Jeff Tweedy. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy Tweedy! Tweedy – SukieraeFiled under: 2014, Pop, Rock

Under The Radar review
09.10.14

Wilco's first big splash as a band came with their sophomore release, 1996's Being There. A double album stuffed to the brim with varying styles, moods, and themes, it remains an...

Punk News review
12.08.14

By his own admission, Johnny Cash was invisible in the 1980s. His albums were not selling, and he found himself on the outside looking in at the Nashville establishment. He still...

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10.08.14

Hello. The latest album by alt-country singer-songwriter Sunny Sweeney was added to Spotify earlier this week. Enjoy! Sunny Sweeney – ProvokedFiled under: 2014, Folk, Singer...

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06.08.14

Morning. The new album by Spider Bags is a good one. Genre: rock. Enjoy! Spider Bags – Frozen LetterFiled under: 2014, Rock

Punk News review
25.06.14

"My name is Tim Barry, I live here in Richmond, Virginia. For those of you who traveled to the show, welcome to this beautiful city." It's a simple enough introduction. For those...

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13.06.14

Hi again. I just went over some old albums that I didn’t write about because the albums weren’t available everywhere. Then I noticed that the latest Rosanne Cash album actually...

Punk News review
11.06.14

What can be said about Tim Armstrong that hasn't already? Whether you want to admit it or not, the man's a living legend and is known for creating numerous punk anthems that have...

Punk News review
09.06.14

"If you don't like the Supersuckers, you don't like rock 'n' roll".- Lemmy Kilmister. There are a few people on this earth that I would never argue with, and Motorhead mastermind...