Jay Som – ‘The Bus Song’

Following the unexpected success of her 2016 Bandcamp project Turn Into, Jay Som (a.k.a. 22-year-old singer-songwriter Melina Duterte) has announced a full-length follow-up for 2017. Everybody Works will arrive March 10 from Polyvinyl, the label responsible for the formal release of Turn Into, and from Double Denim Records in Europe and Japan. Today, Duterte shared a…

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Gaby Moreno-‘O, Me’

Gaby Moreno

The Guatemalan-born singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno sings with a baby-high voice; she floats easily between belting out growls to crooning with hauntingly beautiful warbles. From folk to soul, ’50s rock, blues, country, indie, pop and Latin — she explores it all with her own soulful sabor Gaby (Gaby flavor). The song…

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Today’s Music Recommendation: Fred Thomas – ‘Voiceover’

Fred Thomas

Fred Thomas stumbles over his words on “Voiceover” as he tries to ascribe some sort of concrete language to late-night mental backflips of confusion and inequity and failed dreams, but he ends up just building to a frustrated exaltation of horns and a frenzied list: “All those angry dad feelings,…

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Maria Taylor – ‘In The Next Life’

Maria Taylor

Maria Taylor‘s career runs through four albums with the band Azure Ray, a bunch of EPs and singles, and six full-length solo records, the latest of which she’s releasing herself. She’s also relatively newly married with two young children, so she’s bound to be in a reflective state of mind.…

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Julien Baker – “Decorated Lawns”

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Young Tennessee singer-songwriter Julien Baker broke out in a big way last year with Sprained Ankle, an astonishing collection of spare, absolutely devastating folk songs. Tomorrow, Punk Talks, an organization that offers free mental health services to musicians, is releasing a winter compilation entitled Jingle Yay, and Baker contributed a…

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The Rolling Stones – “Ride ‘Em On Down”

Blue & Lonesome

The Rolling Stones have shared their searing take on Eddie Taylor’s “Ride ‘Em on Down” off the rock legends’ upcoming LP of blues classics Blue & Lonesome. We’ve already heard their takes on Little Walter’s “Just Your Fool” and “Hate To See You Go,” and now they’ve shared another track.…

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Never-Before-Heard Prince Song – “Moonbeam Levels”

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Prince 4Ever is out 11/23 on NPG/Warner Bros. Prince’s estate releases Prince 4Ever, a 40-track greatest-hits collection that spans the man’s career and includes a few unreleased tracks. One of those tracks is “Moonbeam Levels,” a never-released song that Prince recorded in 1982, during the sessions for his 1999 album.…

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