Like The White Stripes and The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket rode the ’00s retro-rock train to commercial heights that— while modest by ’70s and ’80s standards— afforded them a staying power well beyond their indie status. Unlike their color-coded […]
“It feels like we’re heading the same way we came / Everything is changing and everything’s the same.” Preach, Dicky, preach. In a time when “jangle pop” and “post-punk” are the two most overused descriptors in indie rock, Dick Stusso […]
What a time to be a Ryan Adams fan. In the two decades since his alt-country beginnings in Whiskeytown, he has rarely left us wanting — the man once put out seven albums in three years, for chrissakes — but […]
Phoebe Bridgers has a knack for conversational lyrics: she can serenade you and speak to you in the same breath. This quality sets her apart from the scores of young singer/songwriters working in the same wheelhouse, i.e. intimate, confessional, downcast […]
A Sailor’s Guide is a lot of things. For starters, it’s the latest masterstroke in an ongoing reclamation of country music from the mainstream by Nashville outsiders — a pretty romantic notion, to be sure, but one that Sturgill Simpson himself refuted in his WTF interview […]
Last year, 4AD released The Day of the Dead, a 59-song tribute to the Grateful Dead curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of the National. In keeping with the label’s roster and Dessner brothers’ musical pedigree, the album credits read like […]
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