Jade Bird: Debut Album Announcement & Tour w/ Hozier!

If, like me, you love Jade Bird's singles "Uh Huh" and "Love Has All Been Done Before," you'll be very happy that the singer-songwriter has announced the upcoming release of her debut, eponymous album. Out April 19th via Glassnotes Records, Jade Bird was co-produced by Simone Felice of The Felice Brothers and features the aforementioned... Continue Reading →

Florence + the Machine: High as Hope (Album Review)

Florence + the Machine's new album, High As Hope, is a beautiful, beguiling, and bold work of art. The standout tracks are: the gorgeously uncanny "Big God"; the lilting, ethereal "Sky Full of Song"; the exquisite piano ballad "Grace"; and "100 Years," which builds into a otherwordly, cacophonous choir of voice and percussion. The songs... Continue Reading →

Sarah Fimm: Given Never Offered (Album Review)

Poet-painter-composer-singer-multi-instrumentalist wonder Sarah Fimm is the unique artist who manages to make every album in her prolific oeuvre innovative and exciting without ever losing the core of who she is as an artist. Her signature sound weaves a dark, gothic undercurrent with sultry, trippy beats (she’s toured with Bauhaus and Delerium), crashing piano, and her... Continue Reading →

Lucette: Black is the Color

Lucette's debut album, Black Is the Color, is a dark, haunting Southern Gothic masterpiece. The standout tracks are Lucette's trippy cover of the traditional folk ballad "Black is the Color," the moody original "Muddy Water," the "Jolene"-esque "Able Mae" and the album's sultry first single, "Bobby Reid." The latter features singer-songwriters Sturgill Simpson and JD... Continue Reading →

Fiona Bevan: Talk to Strangers

Fiona Bevan's debut album, Talk to Strangers, more than lives up to the promise of its first single. The British singer-songwriter's quirky soul-pop style falls somewhere between Sheila Nicholls, Joanna Newsom and Corinne Bailey Rae, but these are tenuous reference points at best. Fiona is really carving a niche of her own here. Fiona's rich... Continue Reading →

Bastille: All This Bad Blood

Bastille's Bad Blood was named one of 2013's best albums by more than one Muruch writer last year, long before the single "Pompeii" began ruling the radio. On the heels of the song's success, Bastille released an expanded, two-disc version of their hit album called All This Bad Blood. I'm not usually a fan of... Continue Reading →

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