Category Archives: Alt-Indie

Glen Hansard: Didn’t He Ramble

Glen Hansard’s second solo CD, Didn’t He Ramble, is an intimate album from the acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter, who sees life as a mysterious and spiritual journey. Produced by Thomas Bartlett (Sufjan Stevens) and Grammy winner and ex-Frames band-mate David Odlum, … Continue reading

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Bobby Long: Ode To Thinking

On Bobby Long’s third recording, Ode to Thinking, the British-born singer-songwriter returned to basics—writing songs on his acoustic guitar and testing them at shows before going into the studio. The result is 11 songs by an acute observer of the … Continue reading

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Alicia Witt: Revisionary History

Alicia Witt is best known as a television and movie actress, whose credits include The Sopranos. Yet Witt also has been a classically trained pianist since childhood and a singer-songwriter since her late teens. Her third album, Revisionary History, is … Continue reading

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Pat McGee: Pat McGee

Pat McGee’s self-titled latest CD is a dream come true. Though he’s been writing and performing for 20 years, McGee decided to emulate the timeless music that first inspired him. What he did not expect was "The Section," or musicians … Continue reading

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The Barr Brothers: Sleeping Operator

The Barr Brothers’ second CD, Sleeping Operator, wonderfully showcases the quartet’s sublime and compelling world-folk sound. The brothers, guitarist Brad, and drummer Andrew, toured for 15 years in The Slip, a top jam band. After moving to Montreal, they met … Continue reading

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Hamilton Leithauser: Black Hours

After more than a decade as the acclaimed frontman for The Walkmen, Hamilton Leithauser has recorded his first solo recording, Black Hours. The CD showcases his magnificent voice in an array of settings ranging moody minimal night music to more … Continue reading

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Dan Wilson: Love Without Fear

Dan Wilson is known as the frontman of the late ’90s chart-topping rock band Semisonic, but in recent years his focus has turned to songwriting, with great success. Wilson’s Grammy-winning songwriting can be found Adele’s multi-platinum album 21, the Dixie … Continue reading

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Emerson Hart: Beauty In Disrepair

Tonic frontman/songwriter Emerson Hart second solo recording, Beauty in Disrepair, celebrates the untidy aspects of life, the messy wonder of aging and how broken things can ultimately be fixed. The CD’s dozen songs were written as Hart rebounded from a … Continue reading

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Gungor: I Am Mountain

Micheal and Lisa Gungor, the husband-and-wife team that leads the Grammy-nominated progressive Christian collective known as Gungor, present the latest stage in their musical-spiritual journey in I Am Mountain. The sweeping and alluring recording recalls artsy progressive pop-rock from the … Continue reading

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Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion: Wassiac Way

Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, the beloved duo, teamed up with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and Patrick Sansone, to create their third studio album, Wassaic Way. Guthrie and Irion, who are married and whose family includes folk legends, present 11 … Continue reading

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