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Waxahatchee – Silver

Katie Crutchfield releases her forthcoming new studio-album Out in the Storm, her fourth album as Waxahatchee, on July 14 via Merge Records. Her most autobiographical and honest album to date, Out in the Storm is a self-reflective anchor in the story of both her songwriting and her life, the blazing result of a woman reawakened…. Read more »

Lambchop – NIV

Nashville’s alt-country icons Lambchop, led by the enigmatic Kurt Wagner, return with the beautiful second single from their forthcoming new record, FLOTUS. The album’s press release notes that the title of the latest Lambchop collection is actually an acronym, which stands for “For Love Often Turns Us Still.” The album’s press release also explains that the songs on… Read more »

Hiss Golden Messenger – Heart Like a Levee

Hiss Golden Messenger, the alt-country project fronted by singer-songwriter M.C. Taylor, will release their fifth studio-album Heart Like a Levee on October 7 through Merge Records. M.C. Taylor commented on the album in a press release: “I wrote these songs during a time of transition and doubt. The process was raw, but also joyous. I… Read more »

Lambchop – The Hustle

Nashville’s alt-country icons Lambchop have shared the first single from their forthcoming new record, FLOTUS. The album’s press release notes that the title of the latest Lambchop collection is actually an acronym, which stands for “For Love Often Turns Us Still.” The album’s press release also explains that the songs on the album are Kurt… Read more »

Wye Oak – Watching the Waiting

Baltimore duo Wye Oak have announced the release of surprise new album, titled Tween. The news is also accompanied by a video for lead single Watching the Waiting. Tween serves as the group’s fifth LP overall, and follows their 2014 album Shriek. Directed by Michael Patrick O’Leary and Ashley North Compton, what the video below. Tween… Read more »

VIDEO: Waxahatchee – La Loose

Katie Crutchfield has shared a video for La Loose, the standout track off Waxahatchee‘s excellent 2015 LP, Ivy Tripp. The intimate video was directed by Naomi Yang of Galaxie 500 and Damon & Naomi, and follows Crutchfield in various landscapes which compliment the song perfectly. “La Loose” is a song of love and longing, though… Read more »

Waxahatchee – Under a Rock

Katie Crutchfield, aka Waxahatchee, will make her major-label debut this April with the release of her third album to date, Ivy Tripp. The album was produced and recorded alongside Swearin’ members Kyle Gilbride and Keith Spencer, and will be released through her new home Merge Records on April 7.

VIDEO: Twerps – Stranger

Australian indie rockers Twerps have unveiled the stop-motion, Angus Lord-directed visuals to accompany their deceptively chirpy new single, Stranger. The track is lifted off the groups newly released album Range Anxiety, their debut full-length for Merge Records. Range Anxiety is out now on Merge Records.

Mikal Cronin – Made My Mind Up

Mikal Cronin will release album number three MCIII on May 5 through Merge Records. As he did on his self-titled 2011 debut and 2013’s MCII, Cronin arranged and played nearly all of the record himself. Check out his new single Made My Mind Up above.