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Clash review
today

A sparkling display of near ambient psychedelia...

Under The Radar review
today

Nearing a 20-year music career, Leslie Feist has proven herself to be a force of nature since the release of her debut record Monarch in 1999. Flaunting raspy vocals and an...

Under The Radar review
21.04.17

Americana is a collection of comfortable rock 'n' roll songs detailing Ray Davies' relationship with, and travels across, America. When he does satire it's too safe and detached...

Spotinews recomendation
20.04.17

Hey. It feels appropriate to end a quiet release week with a quiet new album. And it’s her first album in eight years. Enjoy singer-songwriter Leslie Mendelson! Leslie Mendelson...

Spotinews recomendation
16.04.17

Hello. Here’s another quick update. From Friday: the new album by singer-songwriter Fionn Regan. Enjoy! Fionn Regan – The Meetings of the WatersFiled under: 2017, Singer-songwriter

Clash review
10.04.17

A brave return with mixed results...

Spotinews recomendation
09.04.17

Hi. Soul singer-songwriter Jeb Loy Nichols was a sweet new discovery for me. His latest album arrived two days ago. Enjoy! (US version here) Jeb Loy Nichols – Country HustleFiled...

Spotinews recomendation
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...

Spotinews recomendation
31.03.17

Hello. A new release week is here. My top choice is the new album by singer-songwriter Aimee Mann. Enjoy! (US version here) (Note: I’ll be back later today for one more update...

Under The Radar review
31.03.17

Recorded live over two days in London, In The Same Room is the glowing starter sparks of Domino Documents, Domino Records' new imprint, its documentary-on-sound homage to music's...

The Quietus review
07.04.17

'Does the soul exist in modern society?' asks Jean Seberg's character in Godard's film A Bout de Suffle. LA resident, Julia Shamas Holter asks the same question and makes the...

Clash review
31.03.17

The songwriter and producer shares her intimate thoughts and fears…

Spotinews recomendation
07.04.17

Evening. This new album by Tei Shi was a very pleasant surprise for me. Genre: soul/pop. Good stuff. Enjoy! (US version here) Tei Shi – Crawl SpaceFiled under: 2017, Pop, Soul

Spotinews recomendation
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...

Spotinews recomendation
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
24.03.17

A stark and honest document, laced with compassion...

Spotinews recomendation
21.03.17

Hello. The music by German pop duo Milky Chance may be too catchy for some listeners, but it was a nice change of pace for me. Their new album was added two days ago. Enjoy! (US...

Under The Radar review
18.03.17

As he croons away with that weather-beaten voice and twinkle-eyed cynicism, it's easy to forget Conor Oberst is only 37. A ubiquitous figure on the indie scene for decades, the...

Spotinews recomendation
25.03.17

Howdy folks. From a recent Spotify update: the new album by singer-songwriter Conor Oberst. Read this review and enjoy! Conor Oberst – SalutationsFiled under: 2017, Singer...

Spotinews recomendation
11.03.17

Hello friends. Check out the new album by singer-songwriter Cindy Lee Berryhill. It was added to Spotify yesterday. Enjoy! (Note: Spotinews 077) Cindy Lee Berryhill – The...

Spotinews recomendation
10.03.17

Howdy. I love it when my top album of the week is by one of my favorite artists and also available worldwide. Singer-songwriter Laura Marling delivers another winner. Good stuff...

Under The Radar review
25.03.17

Laura Marling's Semper Femina—a Latin phrase taken from Virgil's Aeneid which roughly means "always a woman"—is a superb showing of contemporary folk music. Like in her previous...

Clash review
25.03.17

A superb meditation on the feminine...

Spotinews recomendation
06.03.17

Hello again. From two days ago: the new album by Sondre Lerche gives us some delightful retro pop. Enjoy! (Version for users outside of the Nordic countries here) Sondre Lerche...

Spotinews recomendation
03.03.17

Hey again. The new album by New Zealand singer-songwriter Nadia Reid is really good. Enjoy! (Note: Next blog update will arrive on Sunday.) (US version here) Nadia Reid...

Under The Radar review
25.03.17

The sophomore album from New Zealand's Nadia Reid is a hushed recording—akin to an intimate conversation over coffee on a lazy Sunday morning. The majority of the songs on...

Under The Radar review
01.03.17

With Hard Love, the churning, confessional beauty of Strand of Oaks' last album, 2014's HEAL, is present, but there is an added ruthlessness. Hard Love delivers frontman Tim...

Clash review
21.02.17

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

Spotinews recomendation
19.02.17

Hi again. I quickly fell in love with the retro-tinged debut album by pop singer-songwriter Molly Burch. Recommended listening. Enjoy! Molly Burch – Please Be MineFiled under...

Under The Radar review
19.02.17

Snapping with flashlight disco, percussive tropicalia, palpable visuals, and devastating pomp, Jens Lekman opens the curtains to life's generous swimming pool with his signature...

Clash review
24.02.17

Both light and shadow tackled with deft grace and detail...

Spotinews recomendation
24.02.17

Hello. A highly notable release this week is the new album by pop singer-songwriter Jens Lekman. Enjoy! Jens Lekman – Life Will See You NowFiled under: 2017, Pop, Singer-songwriter

Spotinews recomendation
16.02.17

Morning. The final update of this release week is the latest album by singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop. I like it. Enjoy! (Version for FR, GB and IE here) Jesca Hoop – Memories Are...

Clash review
09.02.17

Syd Tha Kud develops a new model of creativity, and a superb new album...

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...