Birds of Chicago in The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal premiered a brand new song called ‘Dim Star of the Palisades’  from Birds of Chicago’s forthcoming album, “Real Midnight” today. Music critic, Eric Danton, writes… “Since having a baby nearly two years ago, Birds of Chicago singer Allison Russell and songwriter JT Nero have found ‘the whole joy/terror dynamic has ramped up in ways we didn’t realize were Read more | Listen to 'Dim Star of the Palisades’ at The Wall Street Journal

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Jeffrey Foucault on NPR’s Morning Edition

Get to know Jeffrey Foucault as he talks life, love, and the Midwest with David Greene on NPR’s Morning Edition. From NPR- “Jeffrey Foucault picked up a guitar when he was 17 and just couldn’t put it down. Coming of age in Wisconsin, he used every spare moment cooking up new songs and immediately making recordings Read more | Listen to the full interview at NPR Music

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Rhiannon Giddens performs “Kill a Word” with Smokey Robinson, Eric Church, and Aloe Blacc for A&E’s ‘Concert for Progress on Race’

Rhiannon Giddens performed at A&E’s Shining A Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America which aired on Friday night. If you missed it, you can read about the event and watch Rhiannon sing “Kill A Word” with Eric Church, Smokey Robinson, & Aloe Blacc at Rolling Stone. Watch the performance at Rolling Stone For more Read more | Watch the performance at Rolling Stone

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First single from Sonya Kitchell’s forthcoming album now streaming as Top 10 Songs of the Week at Consequence of Sound

From Consequence of Sound: “Massachusetts-born songwriter Sonya Kitchell was just 19 years old when her last album came out in 2008. She’s 26 now, and she lives in Brooklyn, and she’s not just a songwriter anymore — on her forthcoming album, We Come Apart, due out January 22nd, she served as producer and engineer, overseeing collaborations with members Read more | Stream 'Mexico' at Consequence of Sound

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Rhiannon Giddens performs her song “Cry No More” on tonight’s A&E special- Shining A Light: A Concert For Progress on Race in America

From USA Today- Music superstars, including John Legend, Bruce Springsteen, Pink and Sia, sang and spoke of mourning, remembrance, resilience and healing during a Wednesday concert focused on overcoming racial prejudice and injustice. A two-hour version, Shining A Light: A Concert For Progress on Race in America, will run Friday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Read more | Read about the concert at USA Today

Kingsley Flood’s New EP ‘The Good Fight’ now streaming at Stereogum, out Nov. 20

You can now stream the new Kingsley Flood EP, ‘The Good Fight,’ in full at Stereogum. The EP is officially available on November 20th. Says Stereogum…”Kingsley Flood frontman and bandleader Naseem Khuri writes songs about feeling like an outsider who is looking in. The band’s new EP The Good Fight revolves around themes of society and change Read more | Stream the full EP at Stereogum

Juliana Hatfield and Paul Westerberg form The I Don’t Cares

Juliana Hatfield and Paul Westerberg team up to form The I Don’t Cares. The project’s debut album, Wild Stab, is forthcoming. Read more about the collaboration and listen to their first single “1/2 2 P” at Consequence of Sound. Read more | Full article & streaming link at Consequence of Sound

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Walter Martin announces his new album, ‘Arts & Leisure’

Walter Matin’s new album has just been announced at Pitchfork. “Last year, the Walkmen‘s Walter Martin released a solo album of kid-friendly songs titled We’re All Young Together. On January 29, he’ll release Arts & Leisure on his label Ile Flottante Music. Check out the artwork, tracklist, and trailer below.” Read more

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Rhiannon Giddens to release new EP, “Factory Girl”

From Nonesuch Records- On the heels of her highly acclaimed solo debut Tomorrow Is My Turn, Rhiannon Giddens‘s five-song vinyl EP Factory Girl is released on Nonesuch Records on November 27, 2015, to coincide with the Black Friday Record Store Day event; a digital version of Factory Girl is available December 11. The EP is culled from Read more