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Because Christmas is coming: 'A Very Rosie Christmas Sampler' by Rosie Thomas

Because Christmas is coming: ‘A Very Rosie Christmas Sampler’ by Rosie Thomas

Including appearances by friends Sufjan Stevens, Damien Jurado, David Bazan (Pedro the Lion), and Denison Witmer, Rosie Thomas’ Xmas sampler hints at the sweet, festive flavor found on her new holiday collection entitled, A Very Rosie Christmas. Thoughtfully included, in the spirit of giving, is bonus track, Friendship Sleigh Ride. Enjoy, be merry — and give...
Sufjan Stevens ushers in Xmas with both nostalgia and claymation zombie hordes

Sufjan Stevens ushers in Xmas with both nostalgia and claymation zombie hordes

We have to admit, Sufjan Stevens’ enthusiasm for the season is contagious. In ramping up to the release of his forthcoming (very hearty) Christmas music collection, Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas Volumes 6-10, he’s just debuted this appropriately nostalgic video for his song of the same name. It features his adorbs nephew Gavin playfully...
Sufjan Stevans to release 'Silver & Gold: Songs For Christmas'

Sufjan Stevans to release ‘Silver & Gold: Songs For Christmas’

We have to admit that we debated for more than a moment about whether or not to post this brand new Christmas song from Sufjan Stevan’s. Christmas music not only (depressingly) signals that snow and slush and ice are just around the corner, but also, no-one wants to get Christmas songs stuck in their head...
Have you heard? Clare and the Reasons

Have you heard? Clare and the Reasons

Brooklyn-based Clare and the Reasons spent the bulk of last year in Berlin but are now back and announcing the product of their visit: a new, third record entitled KR-51. The quietly confident first single, The Lake, evokes Emilíana Torrini and Kate Bush with its simple, delicate and slow-building allure (See video teasers for The...
Have you heard? Firehorse

Have you heard? Firehorse

Firehorse brings together singer/songwriter/instrumentalist Leah Siegel with Steve Elliot, Tim Luntzel (Rosanne Cash, Loudon Wainwright III) and Brian Wolfe (My Brightest Diamond, Sufjan Stevens) for an emotive, decidedly compelling release entitled, And So They Ran Faster… Our favorite track on the LP — and the one where all the Bjork comparisons must surely be coming from...
County Fair: This ain’t no CMT garbage

County Fair: This ain’t no CMT garbage

Alt-country, neofolk and the American Roots music movement have technically been around for more than 20 years – but one might be tempted to argue that they’ve always existed. Here’s a selection of songs with a taste of the county fair: some are urban songs sung with a country twang, some are in the purest...

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