[ALBUM] Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell

As can be expected of an album inspired by a mother’s death, Sufjan Stevens’ latest is an unabashed, quietly intense, and heartbreaking album. But, Stevens doesn’t dilute his introspection with an attempt to be universally understood. Carrie & Lowell is not an album for us. It’s an anthology of sweetly-sung reflection elucidated for the sake ...

[ALBUM] Laura Marling – Short Movie

There’s one moment on Laura Marling’s Short Movie that embodies the spirit of the album as a whole, almost perfectly. On “How Can I”, the 25-year old singer/songwriter explains, “I’m taking more risks now. I’m stepping out of line.” While this, most likely, is not a direct reference to musical or lyrical experimentation specifically, Marling’s ...

[ALBUM] Houndmouth – Little Neon Limelight

Houndmouth’s sophomore album, Little Neon Limelight, dropped this week and it’s definitely worth a listen. If you haven’t heard of Houndmouth, they are an Indy-based band who started serenading us with their husky twang in 2011. They’re genre, alternative country. You may be asking yourself who is the target audience for alt-country, hipsters from the ...

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