Wild Moccasins

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Just over a month ago, the Houston-based Wild Moccasins kicked off their big tour in support of their upcoming album, Skin Collision Past. A fixture in their native scene, the… Read More

Inlets

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On Tuesday, April 20, Sebastian Krueger (aka Inlets) unleashes to the world his debut album, Inter Arbiter. Picking up where his 2006 EP, Vestibule, left off, Krueger has spent the last few years slowly… Read More

Wye Oak

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On their last visit to town, Baltimore’s Wye Oak played to a packed room at the Black Cat. The duo–comprised of Andy Stack on drums and synths, and Jenn Wasner… Read More

Fredrik

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Last month, as the majority of the east coast was busy digging themselves out of the snow drifts, Swedish folk-pop duo Fredrik landed upon our shores and embarked on a… Read More

The Gay Blades

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Back in the fall, New Jersey’s traveling sideshow The Gay Blades made a pitstop in our nation’s capital in the midst of a two month tour. We got to hang… Read More

Buildings

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If you’ve seen Buildings (or BLDGS) live, you know how much their shows can feel like spiritual experience. When the lights fall, the trippy projections provide the visual aid as… Read More

Junior League Band

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Over the course of the last 3 years, Junior League Band has been spreading the gospel of bluegrass-inspired folk rock all over the country. But not to be pigeon-holed, their sound manages to incorporate a wider range of styles, taking into account each of the band members backgrounds and influences.

Child Ballads

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On Saturday night at the Rock and Roll Hotel, Stewart Lupton — the Icarus of D.C. rock mythology — took a look back at his career thus far, and said it was good. Then he resolved to keep pushing forward as a musician and poet, and as Lex Paulson began chiming in with a familiar tune from his Wurlitzer, Lupton began singing “We Gamble With Our Lives,” whose introductory lyrics reference Marion Barry’s infamous hotel room sting.

Ryan McLaughlin of Typefighter

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Fronted by Ryan McLaughlin, Typefighter’s indie-folk pop ranges from slight and sparse, with vocals backed only by toy instruments or autoharp, to a full sea of sound when the rest of the band joins in — guitarist Erik Anderson, bassist John Crum, Kevin Moquin on guitar and banjo, Will Waikart on drums, and Mary Voutsas on piano and vocals.

Tickley Feather

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If you were to wake up in an underwater dream, you might find that it’s scored by Tickley Feather. While lo-fi has run the range of necessity due to limited resources, to a conscious and fashionable aesthetic, Annie Sachs has stayed the course with her Tickley Feather project, driving the music through yesterday’s technology in order to preserve a certain intimacy and texture.

Alela Diane

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Over the last few years, I’ve found myself increasingly intrigued by Nevada City, a tiny town tucked away in Northern California. This town has spawned some great talents like Joanna… Read More

Le Loup

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A few weeks ago, Le Loup‘s second album, Family, came out on Sub Pop’s Hardly Art imprint. Considering the band’s beginnings as a bedroom project started by Sam Simkoff, the… Read More