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Arc Iris is the self-titled solo debut of Jocie Adams, a former member of The Low Anthem.

Watch The High Voice Of The Low Anthem Breaks Out As Arc Iris

April 3, 2014 – The eclectic approach of Jocie Adams' former band is amply present in her solo debut.


Jon Langford with Skull Orchard.

Watch Jon Langford Sings Our Impulse To Destroy

April 2, 2014 – The Mekons and Waco Brothers veteran has a way of mixing pretty melodies with harsh criticisms.


Dave's Picks Volume 9 features a 1974 Grateful Dead concert played in Montana.

Read Fight Sound With Sound: Grateful Dead's Arena Combat

March 31, 2014 – In 1974, the Dead used an enormous conglomeration of amps and speakers called the Wall of Sound.


New Gods is Scottish songwriter Dan Willson's second album as Withered Hand.

Read A Tuneful Conversation With A Sometimes-Distant God

March 25, 2014 – Dan Willson's second album as Withered Hand finds him at loose ends with his religious faith.


Benmont Tench has a reputation in rock as the guy you want playing on your album. You Should Be So Lucky is his solo debut.

Read The Spotlight Shines Bright On A Consummate Sideman's Debut

February 26, 2014 – Benmont Tench has a reputation as the guy you want playing on your album. Now he has one of his own.


Vertical Scratchers.

Read Vertical Scratchers: Slashed Chords, Fractured Poetry

February 24, 2014 – Daughter of Everything is a superb pop album with one foot in the past and another in the future.


Linnea Olsson's debut album is called Ah!

Watch A Gifted Cellist Sails Beyond Sweden, Across 'Fields Of Love'

January 22, 2014 – Linnea Olsson grew up listening to ABBA and Bjork, but her debut album is a creation all her own.


Bruce Springsteen's 18th album is titled High Hopes.

Read Uneven But Vital, Bruce Springsteen Has 'High Hopes'

January 14, 2014 – His 18th album is a mixed-bag assortment of covers and originals brimming with undimmed eagerness.


With new songs and covers, La La Brooks' All or Nothing isn't just an attempted career comeback.

Read A Former Girl-Group Singer Goes 'All Or Nothing'

December 16, 2013 – With new songs and covers, La La Brooks' All or Nothing isn't just an attempted career comeback.


Live at the Cellar Door, the new album from Neil Young, was recorded in 1970.

Read When Donny Hathaway, Thelonious Monk And Neil Young Hit A Turning Point

December 13, 2013 – Three distinct live recordings from around 1970 each capture an artist whose career was changing.


The Beach Boys in 1964. Top row: Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson. Bottom row: Mike Love, Al Jardine, Brian Wilson.

Read A Nostalgic — But Bumpy — Journey With The Beach Boys

December 10, 2013 – Made in California presents the rise and slow fade of a once-great force in American music.


Kelly Clarkson's new holiday album is titled Wrapped in Red.

Watch Two Sides Of Holiday Cheer From Kelly Clarkson, Nick Lowe

November 15, 2013 – Whether glossy and heartfelt or earnest and playful, these albums can help conjure a holiday mood.



Watch On 'Days Are Gone,' Three Sisters HAIM It Up

October 2, 2013 – Can the highly publicized band turn its hype into hits? Ken Tucker wants to join the fan club.


The Shangri-Las on the cover of the "Leader of the Pack" single.

Watch Bumpy, Bikers And The Story Behind 'Leader Of The Pack'

September 26, 2013 – A new compilation collects Shadow Morton's hits for The Shangri-Las, Iron Butterfly and Janis Ian.


Lucy Schwartz.

Watch Lucy Schwartz Is In Love With Her Own Voice, And That's OK

September 24, 2013 – On her new album Timekeeper, the singer-songwriter often sounds like a throwback to another era.


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