Chavela Vargas' album La Llorona showcases the astonishing range of desolation and heartbreak that only she is able to reach.
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September 4, 2017 Vargas' ability to tap into the depths of the human spirit using just a guitar and her voice is exemplified by her 1994 album of original material and Mexican classics.
Nancy & Lee is a linchpin of horn-driven, off-kilter, sing-speak '60s pop, and Nancy Sinatra's crystalline pipes make it glisten.
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August 11, 2017 The range of Sinatra's presence on Nancy & Lee, at times overwhelmed with love and, at other turns, defiantly alone, is why this continues to be a go-to for confused lovers everywhere.
Chelsea Wolfe's new album, Hiss Spun, comes out Sept. 22.
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June 14, 2017 In the metallic first single from Hiss Spun, out Sept. 22, Wolfe is at her most commanding and climactic yet.
Sleazy is a new project from Ginger Breaker (left) and Essaie Pas' Marie Davidson.
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April 24, 2017 Two Montréal underground dance mainstays capture the sound of your heart practically thudding out of your chest.
Colin Stetson's new album, All This I Do For Glory, comes out April 28.
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April 20, 2017 Stetson's ability on the saxophone borders on the supernatural. Hear his forthcoming album before its release on April 28.
Helium's rarities compilation Ends With And, plus vinyl reissues of The Dirt Of Luck, The Magic City and the No Guitars EP, come out May 19.
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March 23, 2017 A round of reissues for Mary Timony's old band Helium comes with a cleaned-up version of the "XXX" video, proving that the art of the moody, attitude-filled music video peaked in the 1990s.
King Woman's new album, Created In The Image Of Suffering, comes out Feb. 24.
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February 15, 2017 One of our most ancient creation stories holds that God created mankind in his image. But what of woman? Kristina Esfandiari leads King Woman in this doom-rock reckoning.
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Aye Nako's new album, Silver Haze, comes out April 7.
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February 8, 2017 Aye Nako's forthcoming Silver Haze builds effervescent pop-punk melodies in squalling harmony. But here, the band makes a strong case for something unprecedented during this uneasy time: tenderness.
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Cate Le Bon's fourth album, Crab Day, was released April 15.
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April 16, 2016 Welsh songwriter Cate Le Bon's stage name is a joke that went too far. For years, she celebrated her birthday on the wrong day. Like her life, her new album, Crab Day, is freewheeling but focused.