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Bon Iver – 4AD/Jagjaguwar Sessions

Posted February 21, 2012 by Kevin

4AD and Jagjaguwar have collaborated on a live session that captures a truly unique Bon Iver performance, featuring Justin Vernon and Sean Carey. On recent tours fans will have become accustomed to seeing Vernon flanked by an eleven-piece band, with the swell in numbers lending a grandiose element to even his most delicate songs. Sidestepping […]

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Gary Clark Jr. – Numb

Posted October 23, 2012 by Kevin

Austin’s Gary Clark Jr. has been gracing us with his seductive blues sound and grizzled voice for more than four years at this point, but the 28-year-old sounds like he has a lot left to show and say. He’s been hailed by SPIN and Rolling Stone as one of the young guns to watch in […]

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I Break Horses – Winter Beats

Posted October 6, 2011 by Kevin

As I Break Horses, Sweden’s Maria Lindén makes gauzy dream pop infused with warmth. Earlier we heard “Hearts,” which filled all available space with guitar distortion and ethereal vocals but also managed to convey a sense of simplicity and intimacy. “Winter Beats,” another highlight from her forthcoming debut, Hearts, is even more widescreen and has that much more […]

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Neil Young – Natural Beauty (Portland, Oregon 1992)

Posted February 28, 2012 by Kevin

As recorded for Young’s 21st album, “Harvest Moon” and a sequel to his 4th album “Harvest”.  This is a 10+ minute masterpiece.  One of my favorites of his.

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Kishi Bashi – Manchester

Posted November 14, 2012 by Kevin

Indie-rock violinists are no longer relegated to the role of supporting musician; several string players have launched successful solo careers of late. Most recently, K. Ishibashi is following in the footsteps of such artists as Andrew Bird and Owen Pallett. Ishibashi, who performs as Kishi Bashi, started out playing with Regina Spektor and later joined […]

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