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An Exclusive Interview with Lena Laki

interview by Michael McCarthy I was recently introduced to the music of London-based singer/songwriter Lena Laki, whose magical music is dreamy folk but with a hint of jazz elegance. Her debut EP, Take Me With, opens with a song called “Another Woman” and it’s easy to imagine Nina Simone singing it back in...
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NEWS: TERRA NAOMI LAUNCHES INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN FOR NEW ALBUM

Below is an email I received from the wonderful singer/songwriter Terra Naomi today.  I can honestly say that Terra is one of my favorite artists and that I’m genuinely excited about her making a new album.  I was just thinking that she’s overdue for one the other day and then this arrived in my...
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REVIEW / INTERVIEW: RORIE KELLY AT SOMEONE’S HOUSE 3/26/16

Last month fell in love with Long Island indie artist Rorie Kelly’s awesome new album Rising Rising Rising, which is why I recently brought you an exclusive interview with her. Following that, Rorie invited me to a concert she was doing, which was to be held in someone’s house. You see, Rorie crowd...
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Exclusive Interview: Rorie Kelly

by Michael McCarthy all photos by: Bryan Downey except where noted When many people think of indie music, the artists they often think of are artists who are actually on record labels, just small ones outside of the major label scene. Which is entirely cool, of course. Most of my favorite artists are on...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: EMM GRYNER: 21ST CENTURY BALLADS

When it comes to indie singer/songwriter Emm Gryner, I always have very high expectations. This might have something to do with the fact that her album Northern Gospel was my #1 album of 2011 and that her album Torrential was my #12 album of 2014. Suffice to say she’s one of my favorites,...
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#songoftheday = SayWeCanFly – “Driftwood Heart”


Everyone knows I'm a sucker for a good ballad, but today's #songoftheday is much, much better than good. It's touching with its perfect arrangement, not to mention his beautiful voice and the haunting lyrics... I doubt I'll hear many ballads this precious all year. It's that...
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#songoftheday = EMMY THE GREAT: “ALGORITHM”

Emmy The Great once again lives up to her name! “Algorithm” finds Emmy’s voice at the forefront, as she gently sings things like “pumping through my brain, it’s an algorithm,”  her voice pretty as a peach.  “Talk to me like you’re walking me home / Tell me something nobody knows,” goes one of...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: Angéline: BACK TO PIKE PLACE

Singer/songwriter Angéline was originally from Loire Atlantique in France but is now based out of London, which is where she earned her music degree. Although most of her songs are now in English, there’s clearly a French folk music influence to her sound. Additionally, she’d just visited Cuba — she loves Salsa dancing...
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