Brandi Carlile: The Firewatcher’s Daughter

It’s here! And it’s magnificent! Brandi Carlile’s fifth studio album, The Firewatcher’s Daughter, was just released via ATO Records and it sure is somethin’ else. Recorded almost entirely as first takes without any demoing and little rehearsal, The Firewatcher’s Daughter is an unparalleled display of musical brillance. We throw around the word “wail” so easily when it comes... Continue Reading →

Brendan’s 2013 Top Songs List

By: Brendan Brendan's Top 15 Free Downloads of 2013: Dr. Dog - These Days // Vienna Teng - The Hymn of Acxiom Brandi Carlile - Hard Way Home // Dying Machines - It Has Been Bing Satellites - Awakening Alabama Shakes - I Found You // Chloe Howl - Rumour (Yacht Remix) Charles... Continue Reading →

Noisetrade Indie & Alt-Country Roundup

By: Brendan Anti's Winter EP includes the legendary Bettye LaVette, Petra Haden's great version of the Psycho theme, and a Shane McGowan/Johnny Depp sea shanty, of course! Ato Records Spring Sampler includes several Muruch favorites: Old Crowe Medicine Show! Alabama Shakes! Brandi Carlile & Emmylou Harris singing "Take Me Home, Country Roads"! Ben... Continue Reading →

The Voice: Sarah Simmons Covers Brandi Carlile

We in the Muruch household were very excited to hear Sarah Simmon cover Brandi Carlile's "The Story" on NBC's The Voice last night. It's our favorite Brandi Carlile song and really should be the next "Hallelujah" cool song everyone loves to cover (hear that, Allison Crowe?!). Sarah didn't quite capture the chill-producing emotion of Carlile's... Continue Reading →

Brandi Carlile: New Song Download

Brandi Carlile covered Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies" exclusively for a new Tiffany & Co. campaign, but they're making the song available as a free, legal download to everyone. Nab it at the link below... Brandi Carlile - Blue Skies (click for download page) Buy Brandi's Music @ Amazon Brandi Carlile Official Site

Brandi Carlile: Bear Creek

Guest Post By: Brendan Brandi Carlile's fourth studio release, Bear Creek, will be released on June 5th. As an enthusiastic fan of Brandi's music, I was eager to hear her new album and subsequently disappointed that it fails to live up to her past glory. Brandi wanted to get in touch with her country roots... Continue Reading →

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