Jeff Whitehead - Bloodhound Heart

Jeff Whitehead – Bloodhound Heart

Austin based singer/songwriter Jeff Whiteblood released his debut solo full length, Bloodhound Heart, which...
Ryley Walker - All Kinds Of You

Ryley Walker – All Kinds of You

24 year old Chicago native and singer/songwriter/guitarist Ryley Walker is out with his full...
Nikki Lane – All or Nothin

Nikki Lane – All or Nothin’

East Nashville based musician Nikki Lane released her second Dan Auerbach (Black Keys) produced...
Jessica Lea Mayfield - Make My Head Sing

Jessica Lea Mayfield – Make My Head Sing

After recording two albums with Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), singer/songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield...
John Fullbright – Songs

John Fullbright – Songs

Following his Grammy Award nominated 2012 debut, From the Ground Up, John Fullbright is...
Jerry David DeCicca - Understanding Land

Jerry David DeCicca – Understanding Land

The Black Swans released their last album, Occasion For Song, in 2012 – a...
Zoe Muth – World of Strangers

Zoe Muth – World of Strangers

Seattle native and Austin transplant Zoe Muth returns with her third album, World of...
The 24th Street Wailers - Wicked

The 24th Street Wailers – Wicked

Toronto’s The 24th Street Wailers latest album, Wicked, is a blistering set of dirty,...
Willie Watson - Folk Singer Vol.1

Willie Watson – Folk Singer Vol. 1

Willie Watson of Old Crow Medicine Show released his solo debut, Folk Singer Vol....
Sturgill Simpson - Metamodern Sounds

Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

Sturgill Simpson won many fans with his 2013 debut album, High Top Mountain –...
Reubin and the Dark - Funeral Sky

Reuben and the Dark – Funeral Sky

Calgary singer/songwriter Reuben Bullock began as a solo act, but eventually expanded into a...
Chuck E. Weiss – Red Beans and Weiss

Chuck E. Weiss – Red Beans and Weiss

It has been seven years since SoCal bohemian stalwart Chuck E. Weiss released his...
Timber Timbre - Hot Dreams

Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams

Canadian blues folk trio Timber Timbre are out with their fantastic fifth album, Hot...
Chuck Mead - Free State Serenade

Chuck Mead – Free State Serenade

Former BR5-49 frontman Chuck Mead is back with his third solo album and his...
Kevin Morby - Harlem River

Kevin Morby – Harlem River

Kevin Morby (the Woods bassist and Babies singer/guitarist) released his solo debut – a...
Jolie Holland - Wine Dark Sea

Jolie Holland – Wine Dark Sea

Jolie Holland’s career has spanned five solo albums, two live recordings, and an album...
Curtis Harding - Soul Power

Curtis Harding – Soul Power

R&B musician Curtis Harding has been working the Atlanta scene for awhile on local...
Simone Felice - Strangers

Simone Felice – Strangers

Singer-songwriter Simone Felice is best known in musical circles as a founding member of...
Pony Boy - The Devil In Me

Pony Boy – The Devil In Me

Pony Boy is singer-songwriter Marchelle Bradanini, a Nashville transplant by way of L.A., who...
S Carey - Range of Light

S. Carey – Range of Light

Wisconsin singer-songwriter Sean Carey, best known as the percussionist and backing vocalist for Bon...
Drive-by Truckers - English Oceans

Drive-by Truckers – English Oceans

The Drive-By Truckers’ 12th album, English Oceans, sees co-lead singer Mike Cooley sharing more...
Old 97s - Most Messed Up

Old 97’s – Most Messed Up

The Old 97’s are celebrating twenty years making infectious alt-country music. From their 1994...
Lonesome Shack - More Primitive

Lonesome Shack – More Primitive

Seattle based blues trio More Primitive will soon be out with More Primitive, their...
The Sacred Shakers - Live

The Sacred Shakers – Live

More or less, The Sacred Shakers is a collective that includes Boston’s Tarbox Ramblers...
Lavender Country - Lavender Country

Lavender Country – Lavender Country

One of country music’s most groundbreaking albums was released in 1973 by Patrick Haggerty...
Robt Sarazin Blake - Robt Sarazin Blake

Robert Sarazin Blake – Robt Sarazin Blake

Longtime folk musician and troubadour Robert Sarazin Blake is out with his latest solo...
Little Hurricane - Gold Fever

Little Hurricane – Gold Fever

San Diego based male-female blues/rock duo, Little Hurricane, follow-up their electrifying debut, Homewrecker, with...
Dex Romweber Duo - Images 13

Dex Romweber Duo – Images 13

If you’re not familiar with Dex Romweber, you should be. He put out series...
Ben Fisher - Charleston

Ben Fisher – Charleston

22 year old Seattle based folk singer/songwriter Ben Fisher follows his debut album, Heavy...
Denny and the Jets - Mexican Coke

Denney and The Jets – Mexican Coke

Denney and The Jets is the brain child of Nashville native Chris Denney. Five...
Hard Working Americans - Hard Working Americans

Hard Working Americans – Hard Working Americans

Hard Working Americans is roots singer-songwriter Todd Snider, guitarist Neal Casal (Chris Robinson Brotherhood,...
Jamestown Revival - Utah

Jamestown Revival – Utah

Jamestown Revival is composed of L.A. based duo of childhood friends and Texan natives,...
Cahalen Morrison And Eli West - Ill Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands

Cahalen Morrison and Eli West – I’ll Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands

I’ll Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands, the latest from duo Cahalen Morrison...
The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream

The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream

Philadelphia based band The War On Drugs follow-up 2008’s Wagon Wheel Blues and 2011’s...
Nick Waterhouse - Holly

Nick Waterhouse – Holly

Holly, the sophomore release from Nick Waterhouse, is another tight set ’50s and ’60s...
Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings – Give The People What They Want

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – Give The People What They Want

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are back with their fifth studio album of classic...
Lydia Loveless - Somewhere Else

Lydia Loveless – Somewhere Else

Columbus, Ohio based alt-country singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless returns with her third album, Somewhere Else,...
Parker Millsap - Parker Millsap

Parker Millsap – Parker Millsap

Hailing from small town Oklahoma, 20 year old singer/songwriter Parker Millsap returns with his...
St. Paul And Broken Bones - Half the City

St. Paul & Broken Bones – Half the City

Birmingham, Alabama seven-piece St. Paul & the Broken Bones are out with their phenomenal...
Dawn Landes – Bluebird

Dawn Landes – Bluebird

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Dawn Landes’ Bluebird, the followup to 2010’s Sweet Heart Rodeo, comes after...
Wake Owl - The Private World Of Paradise

Wake Owl – The Private World of Paradise

Last year Wake Owl released a collection of stunning and fresh sounding indie folk...
Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness

Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness

Missouri singer-songwriter Angel Olsen’s second full-length, Burn Your Fire For No Witness, expands upon...
The Record Comapny - Feels So Good

The Record Company – Feels So Good

LA is not the first place that comes to mind when you think of...
Robert Ellis - The Lights From The Chemical Plant

Robert Ellis – The Lights From The Chemical Plant

Newly transplanted Texas singer-songwriter Robert Ellis broadens his honeyed twang to a fuller sound...
Damien Jurado - Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son

Damien Jurado – Brothers And Sisters of The Eternal Son

Seattle based singer/songwriter Damien Jurado continues his prosperous musical partnership with multi-instrumentalist/producer Richard Swift....
Sun Kil Moon - Benji

Sun Kil Moon – Benji 

The ever prolific and incredibly gifted Mark Kozelek (Red House Painters) has released his...
Water Liars - Water Liars

Water Liars – Water Liars

The Mississippi based, southern music influenced band Water Liars is out with their eponymously...
John The Conqueror - The Good Life

John The Conqueror – The Good Life

Philadelphia based John The Conqueror follow-up their self-titled 2012 debut with their sophomore full...
Los Colognes - Working Together

Los Colognes – Working Together

Aaron Mortenson and Jay Rutherford are the core duo behind Los Colognes, and their...
Hiss Golden Messenger – Bad Debt

Hiss Golden Messenger – Bad Debt

Bad Debt by Hiss Golden Messenger was originally recorded in 2010 and released in...
Stephen Malkmus And The Jick - Wig Out At Jagbags

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – Wig Out at Jagbags

Following the successful reunion tour, Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus is back with his current...
Lake Street Dive - Bad Self Portraits

Lake Street Dive – Bad Self Portraits

Brooklyn quartet Lake Street Dive’s newly released album, Bad Self Portraits, is another great...
Tom Brosseau - Grass Punks

Tom Brosseau – Grass Punks

North Dakota troubadour Tom Brosseau’s seventh album, Grass Punks, draws upon themes of loyalty,...
Josh Matthews - A Sides

Josh Matthews – A Sides

Philadelphia based Josh Matthews recently released his debut album of urban folk, A Sides....
The Coloradas - Big Empty

The Coloradas – Big Empty

Portland, Maine duo Roy Davis and Bernie Nye are The Coloradas, and they are...
Yarn – Shine The Light On

Yarn – Shine The Light On

Brooklyn based alt-country/roots rock band Yarn is out with their fifth album, Shine the...
Quiet Hollers - I Am The Morning

Quiet Hollers – I Am The Morning

Louisville, Kentucky quintet Quiet Hollers released their debut album of alt-country, I Am The...
Israel Nash Gripka - Rain Plans

Israel Nash Gripka – Rain Plans

Austin, Texas based Israel Nash Gripka follows up 2011’s Barn Doors and Concrete Floors...
Danny And The Champions Of The World - Stay True

Danny and the Champions of the World – Stay True

Danny & The Champions of the World’s fourth album, Stay True, sounds as if...
Gordie MacKeeman And His Rhythm Boys - Pickin-n-Clickin

Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys – Pickin’-n-Clickin’

Gordie MacKeeman and company hail from Prince Edward Island, Canada and their latest LP,...
Top Albums 2013

Top Albums 2013

Our favorite albums of 2013 from left to right and top to bottom. Click...
Cass McCombs – Big Wheeland Others

Cass McCombs – Big Wheel and Others

Following Cass McCombs’ 2011 companion pieces Wit’s End and Humor Risk is his seventh...
White Denim - Corsicana Lemonade

White Denim – Corsicana Lemonade

Austin rockers White Denim have released their sixth studio album, Corsicana Lemonade. The four-piece...
Califone - Stitches

Califone – Stitches

Chicago’s Califone is heading toward 2 decades together, and their latest, Stitches, follows 09’s...
Deer Tick - Negativity

Deer Tick – Negativity

Providence, RI five-piece Deer Tick has garnered a reputation as a hard-partying, raucous and...
Breathe Owl Breathe - Passage of Pegasus

Breathe Owl Breathe – Passage of Pegasus

Michigan indie folk trio Breathe Owl Breathe follow-up their stellar 2010 release Magic Central...
Finders and Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry

Finders and Youngberg – I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry

The sophmore release from Ft. Collins, CO country/bluegrass band Finders and Youngberg is another...
Deep Dark Woods - Jubilee

The Deep Dark Woods – Jubilee

Saskatoon indie roots-rockers The Deep Dark Woods follow up 2011’s self-produced The Place I...
The Devil Makes Three – I’m A Stranger Here

The Devil Makes Three – I’m A Stranger Here

The Devil Makes Three are known for mixing punk attitude with old country blues,...
The Avett Brothers - Magpie and the Dandelion

The Avett Brothers – Magpie and The Dandelion

The Avett Brothers’ eighth album, Magpie and the Dandelion, was recorded during the same...
Okkervil River – The Silver Gymnasium

Okkervil River – The Silver Gymnasium

Austin, TX based indie band Okkervil River is out with their seventh album, The...
Bill Callahan – Dream River

Bill Callahan – Dream River

After two decades of making music, noted songwriter Bill Callahan (formerly Smog) is making...
Rusty Belle - Common Courtsey

Rusty Belle – Common Courtesy

Northampton, MA brother and sister Matt and Kate Lorenz along with Zak Torjano make-up...
John Craige - The ApocalypseIs Over

John Craigie – The Apocalypse Is Over

Modern day troubadour John Craigie spent most of past decade crisscrossing the United States...
Alela Diane - About Farewell

Alela Diane – About Farewell

The latest release from Portland, OR based songstress Alela Diane, About Farewell, is a...
Pure Bathing Culture - Moon Tides

Pure Bathing Culture – Moon Tides

Portland’s Pure Bathing Culture – Daniel Hindman (guitar) and Sarah Versprille (vocals, keys) –...
Rose Windows – The Sun Dogs

Rose Windows – The Sun Dogs

Seattle based septet Rose Windows released their debut on Sub Pop – The Sun...
The Dodos – Carrier

The Dodos – Carrier

Carrier, the latest release from San Francisco band The Dodos, follows the unexpected tragic...
Ha Ha Tonka – Lessons

Ha Ha Tonka – Lessons

Missouri-based indie rockers Ha Ha Tonka are out with their fourth studio album, Lessons....
Pokey LaFarge - Pokey LaFarge

Pokey LaFarge – Pokey LaFarge

Pokey LaFarge’s fourth full-length and self-titled album, released via Third Man Records, is another...
The Os - Thunderdog

The O’s – Thunderdog

Dallas, TX duo The O’s are out with their third album Thunderdog, which is...
Escondido - The Ghost Of Escondido

Escondido – The Ghost of Escondido

Nashville based alt-country band Escondido is out with their debut full length on Kill...
The Moondoggies – Adios I’m A Ghost

The Moondoggies – Adios I’m A Ghost

Seattle based indie rockers Moondoggies evolved their sound on their first two albums, 2008’s...
Robbie Fulks - Gone Away Backward

Robbie Fulks – Gone Away Backward

Alt-country veteran Robbie Fulks’ latest album, Gone Away Backward, is a return to form,...
Steve Gunn – Time Off

Steve Gunn – Time Off

New York based guitarist Steve Gunn may be most widely known as a member...
The Tillers - Hand On The Plow

The Tillers – Hand on the Plow

Cincinnati based Americana trio The Tillers dwell near both Kentucky hill country and Appalachian...
Dustbowl Revival – Carry Me Home

Dustbowl Revival – Carry Me Home

The sophomore release Carry Me Home by Venice, CA’s Zachary Lupetin and his band...
Maya & The Ruins – Take This Song With You

Maya and The Ruins – Take This Song With You

Charlottesville, Virginia based Americana singer/songwriter Maya Lerman has released her debut full-length, Take This...
Ivan Rosenberg - Oldies and Old Time

Ivan Rosenberg – Oldies and Old Time

Ivan Rosenberg’s Oldies and Old Time is an enjoyable attempt at making old time...
Red Tail Ring – The Heart's Swift Foot

Red Tail Ring – The Heart’s Swift Foot

Red Tail Ring is the musical collaboration of Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo, and...
Tin Cup Serenade - Tragic Songs Of Hope

Tin Cup Serenade – Tragic Songs of Hope

San Francisco-based band Tin Cup Serenade has released their second album, Tragic Songs of...
Gregory Alan Isakov - The Weatherman

Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman

The Weatherman, the latest from the indie folk singer/songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov and the...
Sturgill Simpson - High Top Mountain

Sturgill Simpson – High Top Mountain

The debut release High Top Mountain from singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson is one of the...
Jason Isbell - Southeastern

Jason Isbell – Southeastern

Since leaving the Drive-By Truckers in 2007, Jason Isbell has released three solid solo...
Sam Amidon - Bright Sunny South

Sam Amidon – Bright Sunny South

London based American indie folk singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Sam Amidon is out with his sixth album...
Leif Vollebekk - North Americana

Leif Vollebekk – North Americana

Following his 2009 debut, Inland, 27 year-old multi-instrumentalist and Americana musician Leif Vollebekk decided...
Fred Woods - Documenta

Fred Woods – Documenta

Documenta is the new album from Montreal based musician Fred Woods (former lead singer...
Pickathon 2013

Pickathon 2013

The fifteenth anniversary of Pickathon was another stellar year filled with many good times,...
Bombino - Nomad

Bombino – Nomad

Hailing from the African nation of Niger is Omara Moctar (a.k.a. Bombino), who brings...
The National – Trouble Will Find Me

The National – Trouble Will Find Me

Brooklyn indie rock band The National is coming-up on their fifteenth year together and...
Julian Lynch – Lines

Julian Lynch – Lines

The experimental lo-fi folk music of multi-instrumentalist Julian Lynch spans across several cassette releases,...
Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol3: To See More Light

Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light

Concluding the final installment of Colin Stetson’s New History Warfare trilogy, To See More...
Small Sur – Labor

Small Sur – Labor

Baltimore based slowcore band Small Sur has returned with their sophomore release, Labor –...