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Download The Barr Brothers’ sweaty, electric new song “Half Crazy”

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The Barr Brothers are releasing their new album, Sleeping Operator, (Secret City Records), on October 7th. Based in Montreal, the band includes brothers Brad on guitar/vocals and Andrew on drums, classical harpist Sarah Pagé, and pianist/bassist Andrès Vial. Continue reading →

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Download “Every Morning” by J Mascis via NPR Music’s Heavy Rotation

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J Mascis, frontman for Dinosaur Jr is releasing a new solo album. Tied To A Star, on August 25th, on Sub Pop Records. It’s his second solo album for the Seattle label, and features guest appearances from Mark Mulcahy (Miracle Legion) and Chan Marshall (Cat Power). Continue reading →

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Listen to the studied and sublime harp playing of Mikaela Davis in “Out There Alone”

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Mikaela Davis is a harpist, singer and songwriter from from Rochester, New York. At the age of eight, she began to study the harp with Grace Wong, principal harpist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom she studied for nine years. Mikaela was a harpist in the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra from 2006-2010 and was a concerto competition winner in 2010. She now attends the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. Continue reading →

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The soulful sounds of Christian Gregory

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Christian Gregory is a London soul singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Gregory co-founded a soul music label called Movement Records with his friend Michael Kiwanuka, and Gregory is releasing his debut EP on August 19th. World Cafe host David Dye has chosen Gregory’s new single, “Count On You,” as his pick for the newest edition of NPR Music’s Heavy Rotation. Dye says: Continue reading →

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Download “Repeat Pleasure” by How To Dress Well

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How To Dress Well is the musical name of Tom Krell. Pitchfork had it right when they said “his 2010 debut Love Remains didn’t sound like anything else and still doesn’t.” HTDW uses R&B and hip-hop to inform Krell’s moody and classy music. Since his 2010 debut, which collected many of the songs he originally put out for free online, the singer-songwriter released one of the best albums of 2012, Total Loss. On his excellent new album, “What Is This Heart?”, Krell continues to refine his craft with a collection of slow burning, warm and slithery indie-pop/indie-R&B songs. Continue reading →

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