Swamp Dogg Gets Back to the Country

Our ol’ buddy Swamp Dogg is known primarily for his boisterous (and often humorous) psychedelic soul music, but as he tells it, “if you listen to my records before I start stacking shit on it, I’m country. I sound country.” He aims to prove as much on his new album, Sorry You Couldn’t Make It.… Continue reading Swamp Dogg Gets Back to the Country

7-Inch Series Boosts Planned Parenthood

A gaggle of pro-choice geniuses who unfortunately weren’t aborted (along with Elliott Smith who only chose to postpone it, but is somehow participating anyway) are ganging together to lend their immeasurable talents to a series of singles benefiting Planned Parenthood. 7-inches for Planned Parenthood will be released in digital batches over the course of the… Continue reading 7-Inch Series Boosts Planned Parenthood

Kathleen Edwards

Kathleen Edwards: From Failer to Voyageur A few things about Kathleen Edwards. She’s Canadian – from Ottawa, actually – and proud of it. She’s a Cancer with curly red hair and beautiful teeth. She studied classical violin. Nowadays, though, she mostly writes songs and sings and plays guitar. Her first album, Failer (2003), created a… Continue reading Kathleen Edwards

Bon Iver – Bon Iver

In 2006, no one knew who Justin Vernon was. He had been playing with a band called DeYarmond Edison in North Carolina, and it just wasn’t going anywhere. When the group dissolved, as anyone who follows music blogs or magazines has now been told a thousand times, Vernon went to his family’s cabin in Wisconsin… Continue reading Bon Iver – Bon Iver