Laura Marling

Superlative singer/songwriter Laura Marling is preparing a new album, Semper Femina, for the new year.

Exploring intimacy and love of a woman toward women the song “Soothing” is an advance.

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“Soothing”

Thanksgiving

Now more than ever. A song for this holiday from Massive Attack.

Thank you!

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“Be Thankful For What You’ve Got”

The Orwells

The third album from The Orwells, rambunctious rockers out of suburban Chicago, is expected in early 2017.

From Terrible Human Beings, “They Put a Body in the Bayou” is an early taste.

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Lucy Dacus

Lucy Dacus is a new singer/songwriter based in Richmond, VA.

Her debut, No Burden, features the poignant song “I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore”.

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Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen has died.

A poet and a dreamer with an unforgettable baritone, his last album, You Want It Darker, came out a few weeks ago.

The title track is a fitting epitaph.

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“You Want It Darker”

The Day After

It’s mourning in America.

Here Andrew Bird teams up with Jim James to sing “Sic of Elephants”.

America, what have you done?

“Sic Of Elephants”

You were right
There was never reason to worry
Money made your eyesight all blurry
Making lists of pacifists
Recalcitrant poses
Can’t you see how dangerous
The one you chose is
Which brings us back to
Might makes right
So we learn from Wars of the Roses
Pain was only fear kneading your toeses

Making haste to spite your face to cut off your noses
Convince yourself and others that these
Fish smell like roses

Can’t you see how dangerous
When you’re too content to make a fuss
Can’t you see how dangerous

Squint your eyes and see
Elephants, sycophants, elephants

Squint your ears and hear red-faced rants
Pleated pants
Sycophants
That’s what you are

Can’t you see how dangerous
When you’re too content to make a fuss

Communist Daughter

Communist Daughter take their name for a Neutral Milk Hotel Song.

The second album from this Twin Cities band is called The Cracks That Built the Wall which includes the melodic “Hold Back”.

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“Hold Back”

Jesu/Sun Kil Moon

30 Days, 30 Songs to stop Donald Trump has evolved into 30 Days, 50 Songs.

Jesu/Sun Kil Moon is a collaboration with American indie folk act Sun Kil Moon and British experimental act Jesu.

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Jesu/Sun Kil Moon

“The Greatest Conversation Ever in the History of the Universe”

Pussy Riot

Russian feminist punk rock provocateurs Pussy Riot comment on the American election.

“Make America Great Again”

“Make America Great Again”

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30 Days, 30 Songs.

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In a week we can dump Trump.

Today we hear from clipping., the powerfully compelling noise/rap band.

“Fat Fingers”

Moby

Formidable electronic musician Moby has just given us his 13th album, and his first with his new musical project Moby and the Void Pacific Choir.

These Systems Are Failing includes the powerful song “Are You Lost in The World Like Me?”

View the profound video.

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“Are You Lost in The World Like Me?

30 Days, 30 Songs

The countdown to Dump Trump.

30 Days, 30 Songs.

Today with Moby and the Void Pacific Choir.

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“Little Failure”

Joseph Arthur

Our artists are our voice. Artists speak for us.

I have been moved by Joseph Arthur since the days of his great album Redemption’s Son.

In the face of a demagogue, Arthur needed to write:

“The Campaign Song”

Not particularly subtle but to the point.

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“The Campaign Song”

30 Days, 30 Songs

30 Days, 30 Songs continues until the election to defeat Donald Trump and his bigotry. Our artists speak!

Today, Franz Ferdinand and the song “Demagogue”.

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“Demagogue”

30 Days, 30 Songs

As we count down to the election, 30 artists give us 30 songs to reject Donald Trump. It began on Monday of this week.

They speak for us all.

Today, the wonderful Aimee Mann.

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“Can’t You Tell?”

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