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Watch the trailer for David Crosby’s documentary, hitting theaters this Friday

David Crosby: Remember My Name | via brooklynvegan.com

Living legend David Crosby‘s documentary David Crosby: Remember My Name makes its debut in NYC and LA this Friday, and the official trailer has just been released. Directed by A.J. Eaton and produced by Cameron Crowe, the doc will take viewers along a journey of the highs, the very low lows, the drugs, the bands, and most importantly, all that ‘Croz’ has accomplished in his life. Continue reading →

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Watch Stephen Colbert join The Mountain Goats to sing “This Year” on The Late Show

The Mountain Goats on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” | via Pitchfork

The Mountain Goats played live on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, performing “Sicilian Crest” from their latest record In League with Dragons, released this past April. But before that, they played “This Year” from 2005’s Sunset Tree because Colbert asked them to.

He prefaced the band’s performance with “I asked them to play this song for me because it’s one of my favorite songs of theirs.” Naturally, Colbert joined in on “This Year” and shared the vocals with John Darnielle, jumping around in pure elation. Continue reading →

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Philly Hawaiian-jazz group Slowey and the Boats releases second LP, Beneath an Amber Moon

Slowey and the Boats | photo by Tom MeLee | via sloweyandtheboats.com

Hawaiian-style jazz quintet Slowey and the Boats was formed by steel guitarist Isaac Stanford several years ago with a mission to play fun and sophisticated music throughout Philadelphia. The group released their debut album Set Sail in 2017 and, in the same year, stopped by World Cafe Live for a Free at Noon session. Now, they’ve just released their second record entitled Beneath an Amber Moon via Hi-Tide Records. Continue reading →

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Whitney’s new track “Valleys (My Love)” is nostalgic and poignant

Whitney | via pitchfork.com

Whitney pleased fans early this week with yet another teaser for their upcoming album, Forever Turned Around, due August 30th via Secretly Canadian. Their newest single “Valleys (My Love)” comes with a music video directed by Nick Woytuk that portrays the life of a truck driver.

The song is light and rootsy, just the way Whitney likes it. Continue reading →

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Transcending Time: Guster’s Ryan Miller talks new Labi Siffre cover, staying inspired, and having serious fun

Guster | Photo by Nat Girsberger

Even though alt-rock outfit Guster has been around for over 25 years, they show absolutely no sign of slowing down — or falling victim to the same old sound. The group released their eighth studio album Look Alive this past January, a dynamic blend of man-made melodies and electronic creation that further widened the range of Guster’s capabilities. But to keep you on your toes, the band has just released a stripped-down cover of “Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying,” a powerfully simple tune from 1972 by British singer, musician, and poet, Labi Siffre.

Guster has been touring all year in promotion of Look Alive, and they’ll take the River Stage next Sunday night during the XPoNential Music Festival. Lead singer and guitarist Ryan Miller took a moment out of his day to tell me about how the Labi Siffre cover came to be, how it feels to play his latest album live, and why Guster has stayed relevant for more than two decades. Continue reading →

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Strange Parts shares trippy, dazzling “Weathersby” music video

Strange Parts, “Weathersby” | still from video

Philadelphia duo Strange Parts consists of writers and musicians Attia Taylor and Corey Duncan, who joined forces several years ago to make artful psych music. They made their official debut last summer with Oh God, What a Beautiful Time I Spent in the Wild via Specious Arts. A year later, Strange Parts has just released a music video for the second-to-last track on their LP, “Weathersby”. Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Superchunk will play a Foolish 25th Anniversary show at World Cafe Live this fall

Superchunk | via superchunk.bandcamp.com

Close your eyes. Imagine it’s April 19th, 1994. North Carolinian indie-rock band Superchunk has just released Foolish, their fourth studio album via Merge Records. You listen to it on repeat — on your portable CD player, of course. It’s 12 tracks are beautifully gritty, combining power pop with post-punk in a way you’ve never experienced before.

Now launch yourself into the future. It’s November 5th, 2019, about 25 years since your ear drums were blessed by Foolish for the first time. You’re at World Cafe Live watching Superchunk perform a 25th anniversary acoustic performance. Sure, the audience is full of fans, but you feel like Mac McCaughan is singing just for you. It’s everything you’ve ever dreamed of… Continue reading →

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The women of Tate have had enough in new “Cheerleader” music video

Tate | still from video

Tate released their latest creation just last week: their first ever LP After You. The new record is chock full of unapologetic introspection, set to the tune of floaty melodies and Tate Kamish’s tender vocals. The band’s brand new music video for “Cheerleader” delivers a visual display of the album’s emotions.

The video features three scenes where the women of Tate are looked down upon by men — in a bar, on a basketball court, and in the workplace. At the end, they come together in cheerleading uniforms, only to “quit” cheering for the men that surround them.  Continue reading →