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Album of the Week: Land of Pleasure by Sticky Fingers

Artist: Sticky Fingers
Album: Land of Pleasure
Hometown: Sydney
Genre: Indie Rock/Reggae Rock

With two tasty singles under their belt this year already, Sticky Fingers have stirred a melting pot of influences together to produce a rugged yet astoundingly catchy reggae-rock sound on this confident second album. 217 more words


Sean Watkins follows Nickel Creek reunion album with terrific solo effort 'All I Do Is Lie'

‘All I Do Is Lie’
Sean Watkins (Roaring Girl)
3.5 stars out of 5

It’s been a busy year for Sean Watkins. First he reunited with Chris Thile and sister Sara Watkins for a new Nickle Creek album — their first collection of tunes in almost a decade — and now he’s back with fourth solo effort “All I Do His Lie,” the long-gestating followup to 2006’s “Blinders On.” And while it’s not the best cycle of songs we’ve heard from Watkins — he’s done stronger work in Nickel Creek and Fiction Family — this 10-track release is a worthy addition to his resume. 56 more words

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Bluegrass wiz Missy Werner serves up another winning effort in 'Turn This Heart Around'

‘Turn This Heart Around’
Missy Werner (self-released)
3.5 stars out of 5

Cincinnati native Missy Werner grew up the daughter of two parents who played in a bluegrass band so it’s no surprise that she followed in their footsteps. 88 more words

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The Black Keys - "Turn Blue" (2014)

Heartache and melancholy guitars

“Turn Blue” is album numero eight from blues/rock duo The Black Keys and is more of a guitar-orientated record than their hit 2011 release “El Camino”. 869 more words


Los Angeles-based Dreaming Bull craft bluesy gem of a debut LP

‘Dreaming Bull’
Dreaming Bull (I Ate a Star)
4 stars out of 5

Describing their music as what happens when you “mix rock ‘n roll with dirty juke joint blues and gospel shouts,” Los Angeles outfit Dreaming Bull make an energetic debut with this terrific self-titled release. 108 more words

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Idlefon - Intensive Collectivity Known As City (Tympanik)

Intensive Collectivity Known as City, Idlefon’s new full length release on Tympanik Audio, is further evidence of a burgeoning electronic music scene in Iran. 383 more words

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Locust Honey String Band put a fresh spin on old-time music with 'Never Let Me Cross Your Mind'

‘Never Let Me Cross Your Mind’
Locust Honey String Band (self-released)
3.5 stars out of 5

All-girl old-time trio Locust Honey String Band put a fresh spin on a classic sound on latest full-length “Never Let Me Cross Your Mind.” Comprised of Chlor Edmonstone (fiddle/vocals), Meredith Watson (guitar/vocals) and newest member Hilary Hawke (banjo), LHSB shine on this 14-track release. 57 more words

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