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"Old Rusty Tavern" and other tracks by Robby Overfield

I’m a sucker for acoustic ballads. I love the poetry of their words and the story within their poetry. Embellished or straight-forward, they are usually those based-on-a-real-experience narratives.

Robby Overfield has a tell-tale approach accompanied by a voice full of reminiscent emotion. He reminds me of the soulful folk-lyricist Amos Lee. […]

“Dark Road” by Daniel Martin Moore

mySpoonful has offered up a track by folk-gospel artist Daniel Martin Moore. His Sub Pop debut of 2008 now has a follow-up entitled In the Cool of the Day. “The Dark Road will lead you to trouble, while the light road will lead you to rest.”

Image and mp3 courtesy of mySpoonful: […]

"Invisible" by Clare and the Reasons

New Amsterdam Records will release Letters to Distant Cities in stores on Tuesday, March 29. The project is a collaboration of Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) and Clare Muldaur Manchon (of Clare and the Reasons).

It is a spoken-word album bookended by two original songs: My Brightest Diamond’s “The Sea” and Clare and the Reasons’ […]

“Direction of the Wind” by Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses

Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses released Junky Star as their third studio album on Lost Highway Records in August of 2010. The KEXP Video of the Week Podcast # 117 offers a video of Bingham performing this song. Have a listen to the audo of that performance below.

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The Civil Wars Live From SXSW

I just tuned in for The Civil Wars live performance from SXSW in Austin, Texas on The Sessions: The Factory. Check out the replay video below.

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“Big Jet Plane” by Angus and Julia Stone

I posted this song a while back. However, I just came across the vimeo video courtesy of The Sessions: Bringing You Music That Moves. Now, we can see who contributes each sound. She plays the harmonica and he plays the tambo with his foot while some other dude’s only job seems to […]

“The Only Hand To Hold” by Prefuse 73 (feat. Shara Worden)

April will see the return of Prefuse73 on Warp with a new album titled The Only She Chapters. Have a listen to the track “The Only Hand To Hold” featuring Shara Worden.

Image courtesy of URB.com.

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“The Only Hand To Hold” by Prefuse 73

"Too Dramatic" by Ra Ra Riot

Ra Ra Riot has unveiled a music video for their single “Too Dramatic” from their second release The Orchard. The videop was directed by a friend, Andrew Huang.— Ra Ra Riot is currently touring in the US in support of their acclaimed sophomore effort.

“How Blue” by Bleu (feat. Justin Kirk)

Weeds actor Justin Kirk is featured in Bleu’s video for “How Blue” (from the album Four).

"For Your Sake" by Courrier on Song-By-Song

Austin and Philip discuss the third song off of Courrier’s debut record, A Violent Flame.

Green River Ordinance (GRO) will be joining Courrier for their SX Hangover Show, the weekend after SXSW. If you are in the area, don’t miss it! It will be at The Prophet Bar in Dallas, TX on March 25th and […]