Haley Bonar

Haley Bonar has been releasing music under her own name for over a decade now, and she seems to get stronger with every iteration. Her next release is Impossible Dream, the follow-up to 2014’s critically acclaimed, Last War, and she made a concerted effort to write from a different perspective for each of the record’s 10 songs. Here’s how she lays it out…

“Everybody wants a story. Something to sell. I’m here to tell you that there isn’t one with this album, at least in the traditional sense, but ten. Perhaps each of them contain more stories, Read more

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John Mark Nelson

The past may be prologue, but for John Mark Nelson, the present is something else entirely: a gateway into a new era of life and the new sound that defines his upcoming album, I’m Not Afraid. Having released two critically lauded albums of melodic, lilting folk songs the ages of 17 and 19, Nelson, now 21, is set to take listeners on a leap forward into a new sonic landscape of propulsive rhythms and bright, complex instrumental arrangements.

“It’s impossible to progress through life without the outlets through which you experience life changing in tandem,” he says of the shift. Read more

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Dead Man Winter

Furnace marks a whole lot of firsts for the accomplished songwriter. It’s his first time putting his long-running, popular string band, Trampled by Turtles, on hiatus to focus all of his efforts on a more personal project. It’s his first time speaking so plainly and literally about something happening in his private life. And it’s his first time dedicating an entire record to a single topic — a topic so significant and intimate that he questioned whether or not he should even release it into the world.

“I’m not even that big of a fan of breakup records, Read more

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