DeCicca’s fourth LP is now available on vinyl through UK outsider folk imprint Worried Songs.
Cecilia James on the Ebbs and Flows of Creativity and Her Dreamy New EP, ‘Different Ground’
The budding songstress shares about the ebbs and flows of being a multi-disciplinary artist, learning how to process emotions of the past, and the songs that wound up making her debut release.
Cecilia James – Pretty In Your Eyes
The second single from the Santa Barbara-based starlet's debut EP offers another glimpse at the budding songwriter's intimate style with a stunning video that takes after the goth-inspired imagery of cult TV and cinema classics Twin Peaks and The Virgin Suicides.
Michael Cormier – Last Hurrah
The third single from his forthcoming LP, Cormier's new music video is a cartoonish portrayal of isolation and late 20s ennui.
Will Graefe – Marine Life
The Brooklyn songwriter's second solo record is a mercurial breakup album comprised of fragile lullabies that speak to his budding compositional skills.
Perpetual Doom – It’s So Easy (When You Know What You’re Doing): A Tribute to Ted Lucas
The new covers record pays homage to the highly coveted, lone solo album from legendary Detroit artist Ted Lucas.
Inside the Songcraft of Michael McArthur’s New, Intimate Acoustic EPs
We caught up with the Lakeland native to talk about his new releases, his entrepreneurial background, solitude as a component of creativity and more.
A Conversation Starring Ray Wylie Hubbard
We linked up with the ramblin' roots legend to talk about the release of his new album, CO-STARRING, songwriting greats, and a lifetime of making music.
Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher
On her sophomore effort, Bridgers perfectly captures the essence of millennial diffidence, along with our eternal need for intimacy.
Neil Young – Homegrown
Homegrown is the work of a mercurial poet finding hope in his darkest hour.
Lyric of the Week: Marianne Faithfull – Rich Kid Blues
Recorded in 1971, Marianne Faithfull's long sought-after Stones-era album didn't come to full fruition until nearly a decade and a half later.
Record Talk Episode 2: Angel Olsen – MY WOMAN
We examine Angel Olsen's 2016 indie rock masterpiece, an album that served as a rock and roll counterpart to her early folk recordings and featured lengthy garage jams while flirting with classic psychedelia.
Lyric of the Week – Father John Misty – Leaving LA
Eight years ago, Josh Tillman bid farewell to his music career as J Tillman and Father John Misty was born.
Meet Kellen of Troy, Consummate Songwriter and Crafter of Unforgettable Pop Songs
Kellen of Troy's new album, "Vanity Project," is out March 13. We caught up with the witty singer-songwriter to chat about his record, internet culture, and more.
Lyric of the Week: Angel Olsen – Never Be Mine
Few singer-songwriters tackle the unknown abyss above quite like Angel Olsen.
Jen Starsinic’s Dreamy Heartland Rock Will Make You Melt
We caught up with the fiddler-turned indie rocker to talk more about her stellar new EP, life in Nashville, musical identity and more.
Lyric of the Week: Frank Ocean – Wither
Frank Ocean's "Endless" was a moment fans dreaded might never happen.
Mac Miller – Circles
In honor of Mac Miller's new album, Circles, Riffs & Rhymes is hosting a special track-by-track review of the record, including words from various members of Album Book Club.
Nashville, Broken Hearts and Country-Pop Dreams: A Conversation With Singer-Songwriter Mercy Bell
Like everyone else, the last ten years for Mercy Bell were filled with life-altering decisions, events and experiences, all of which can be heard loud and clear on her new self-titled album.
New Music Roundup: November
New music roundups are a monthly recap dedicated to covering the latest music in a series of short, descriptive reviews. This month’s edition includes new releases from Doja Cat, Gang Starr, Michael Kiwanuka and more.
New Music Roundup: October
New music roundups are a monthly recap dedicated to covering the latest music in a series of short, descriptive reviews. This month’s edition includes new releases from Angel Olsen, Cigarettes After Sex, Wilco and more.
Lyric of the Week: Creed Bratton – Spinnin’ N Reelin’
Lyric: I thought I'd never see a reason to feel, but here I stand spinnin' 'n' reelin’ with love Song: Creed Bratton – “Spinnin' N Reelin'” Album: The 80's (2001) Background: Believe it or not, one of the best secondary characters from NBC sitcom “The Office”, Creed Bratton, makes music. Bratton’s career as a songwriter dates back to as … Continue reading Lyric of the Week: Creed Bratton – Spinnin’ N Reelin’
Classic Artist of the Week: Willie Nelson
Shotgun Willie! We’ve been going through a heavy outlaw phase as of late, including lots of records by this Texas Troubadour, legendary outlaw countryman and our latest classic artist this week, Willie Nelson. In the mid to late 1950s, Nelson saw little success with his music as he moved his career from city to city, … Continue reading Classic Artist of the Week: Willie Nelson
Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell!
Lana Del Rey interprets the American Dream on her latest record.
New Music Roundup: June
New music roundups are a monthly recap dedicated to covering the latest music in a series of short, descriptive reviews. This month’s edition includes new releases from Bruce Springsteen, Kirin J Callinan, Polo G and more. Bedouine - Bird Songs of a Killjoy Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Azniv Korkejian's sophomore release Bird Songs of a Killjoy, which … Continue reading New Music Roundup: June
L.A. Singer-Songwriter Jackie Cohen Has Arrived
In 2018, Jackie Cohen wasn't sure if she was a songwriter. 12 months later, she's toured the U.S. and Europe, and also released one of this year's most addicting debut albums. Read our in-depth Q&A with the young songwriter.
Jackie Cohen – Zagg
The L.A. singer-songwriter's debut is a zany collage of pop, rock and country that is as inventive as it is unabashedly retro.
Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising
Natalie Mering has a track record of pushing boundaries. Thus far in her career, she's had the odd ability to always seem left-field and out of the ordinary, yet fit seamlessly into multiple indie music circles. Over time, her experimental tendencies constructed a unique discography consisting of artful fusions of chamber pop and ‘70s-inspired singer-songwriter … Continue reading Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising
Jenny Lewis – On the Line
Jenny Lewis has been in the spotlight since her childhood acting days in the 1980s. Also the daughter of two Las Vegas lounge singers, you could say she was destined to be a performer. Whichever way you view Lewis, there is little debate her songs have been some of indie rock's most defining tunes over … Continue reading Jenny Lewis – On the Line
Better Oblivion Community Center – Better Oblivion Community Center
I'm of the opinion that collaboration doesn't get celebrated enough in mainstream music. Sure, there are plenty of landmark records that are a direct result of two or more amazing artistic talents linking up (DOOM and Madlib's Madvillainy, The Postal Service's Get Up, etc.) but generally speaking, I think collab records are one the more exciting … Continue reading Better Oblivion Community Center – Better Oblivion Community Center