We caught up with the Lakeland native to talk about his new releases, his entrepreneurial background, solitude as a component of creativity and more.
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.
On her sophomore effort, Bridgers perfectly captures the essence of millennial diffidence, along with our eternal need for intimacy.
Homegrown is the work of a mercurial poet finding hope in his darkest hour.
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.
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.
Eight years ago, Josh Tillman bid farewell to his music career as J Tillman and Father John Misty was born.
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.
Few singer-songwriters tackle the unknown abyss above quite like Angel Olsen.
We caught up with the fiddler-turned indie rocker to talk more about her stellar new EP, life in Nashville, musical identity and more.
Frank Ocean's "Endless" was a moment fans dreaded might never happen.
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.
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 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 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: 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’
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 interprets the American Dream on her latest record.
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
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.
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.
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 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
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
In this decade, there aren't many artists who come as praised and respected by critics, fans and musicians alike as Sharon Van Etten. Prior to her latest release, each of her four studio albums had been well received for their harrowing portrayals of the human condition and consistently stellar vocal performances. She is a champion … Continue reading Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow
I’ll never forget the first time I heard a song by Tash Sultana. I was scrolling through Instagram and one of my friends posted a video he’d made using Sultana’s song “Notion” in the background. Although I had never heard of this artist, it all sounded somewhat familiar to me. I don’t know what you … Continue reading Tash Sultana – Flow State
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 Adrianne Lenker, Kurt Vile, Twenty One Pilots and more. Adrianne Lenker - abysskiss Big Thief's Capacity was one of the most endearing records of 2017. That same intimatacy is … Continue reading New Music Roundup: October
In its most bare form, folk music is powerful enough to bring people together and shape culture through compelling storytelling and imagery. Even today, there is still a place and an audience for the singer-songwriter who leans on little more than their voice and guitar to craft their songs. Marissa Nadler finds herself in this … Continue reading Marissa Nadler – For My Crimes
In a world of diminishing indie rock icons, Mitski is blossoming into one of the independent scene's most beloved singer-songwriters. The 27-year old Japanese-American musician, widely known for her nomadic lifestyle and endless touring, is much more than a measly indie rocker. She has a subtle knack for giving pop songs an artsy flair, frequently … Continue reading Mitski – Be the Cowboy
Josh Tillman's fourth commercial release as Father John Misty is his darkest creation yet. Written over the course of a six week period where Tillman was couped up in a hotel, estranged from his wife, seemingly embarked on a journey of binge drinking and self-destruction, God's Favorite Customer is a much more conventional set of songs than … Continue reading Father John Misty – God’s Favorite Customer