Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 10/27/17

Animal Years – Far From Home Brooklyn-by-way-of-Baltimore pop rockicana trio Animal Years released their new EP today via eOne Records, a follow up to their acclaimed debut Sun Will Rise. Produced by Ryan Hadlock, renowned for his work with The Lumineers, Brandi… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 9/8/17

Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton – Wildflower Blues The Be Good Tanyas co-founders Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton gracefully wind their twangy way through rootsy folk and ragtime jazz, to soulful R&B and rollicking rock n’ roll on their new album,… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 9/1/17

Penny & Sparrow – Wendigo Kyle Jahnke and Andy Baxter follow up their acclaimed 2015 release, Let A Lover Drown You, with Wendigo, their brand new album out today via I Love You. Known for their cerebrally poignant lyrics and aching harmonies, this… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 8/11/17

Ben Sollee and Kentucky Native – self-titled With his new album, internationally acclaimed cellist, composer, singer-songwriter, and environmentalist Ben Sollee pushed the boundaries of our bluegrass-leaning imaginations; with his stellar accompanying string band, Kentucky Native, Sollee has corralled and incorporated… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 5/19/17

Pokey LaFarge—Manic Revelations On his last album, Pokey LaFarge and his swoon-worthy trembling tenor seemed to celebrate the sounds of the late 1940s and early 1950s, and on Manic Revelations, out today, LaFarge has dipped a toe or two in the… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 5/5/17

Rev. Sekou – In Times Like These Probably one of the most important and relevant albums yet of 2017, Rev. Osagyefo Sekou combines the blues learned during his youth–the sound and the experiences as well–with testimony-inspiring Pentecostal roots gospel. Sekou, a noted… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 4/7/17

Craig Brown Band–The Lucky Ones Forget Detroit’s Craig Brown released his debut full-length via Third Man Records (SWOON), and it’s a countrified hum-dinger. Equal parts honky-tonk hillbilly and dive bar derelict, Brown has crafted a rock and pedal steel-infused collection… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 3/3/17

The Kernal – Light Country There’s something refreshingly familiar about Light Country, the new full-length record from Jackson, Tennessee-based red suit wearing traditionalist, The Kernal, out via John Paul White’s Single Lock Records. With quick-witted lyrics that encompass everything from a knock-kneed ballerina who… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 2/10/17

Kory Quinn & The Quintessentials – Black Gold Blues EP In the grand tradition of socially aware folkies like Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan, Kory Quinn calls out corruption and turns a critical eye to everything from capitulation to fossil fuel use,… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 2/3/17

Rose Cousins – Natural Conclusion The JUNO Award-winning Canadicana songstress‘ rich  voice brims with wisdom and depth while it gracefully dances and trips along each stunning verse. Hers is a voice that can make us fall in love and break our… Continue Reading