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See: The monochrome video for Trevor Sensor’s ‘Chiron, Galactus’: an instant classic of mourning, cathartic Americana

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Album review: Chad VanGaalen – ‘The World’s Most Stressed Out Gardener’: an excellent, multifaceted curio of psych and fun

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ALBUM REVIEW: M. Ward – ‘Think Of You’: Portland guitar wonder seduces with Billie Holiday set

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ILLINOIS singer-songwriter Trevor Sensor, who beguiled hearts and minds with a clutch of EPs and his debut album, Andy Warhol’s Dream, on Jagjaguwar back around 2017-18, has been away, grown his hair into a leonine mane, and is back with a new album on High Black Desert Records come mid-June. He’s collected together a clutch …

KNOW this: Miranda Solberg, the Norwegian alt.folk singer who steps out into the music world as Louien, and who is about to release an EP, No Tomorrow, for Oslo’s Jansen Records, can grasp your heart in a second with voice and her melodicism. The evidence, m’lud: it’s all there in her latest single, “Deep Within”, …

WES TIREY comes to us from the arty city of Asheville, North Carolina, out in the Blue Ridge Mountains, where he’s been plying a trade in well-crafted Americana for nearly a decade with a whole clutch of releases under his belt in that time for labels such as Scissor Tail, Full Spectrum, and Noumenal Loom. …

LOWPINES come to us with Americana brightness and glimmer from Brooklyn – by way of the Lake District, of all the seemingly unlikely locations. And today at Backseat Mafia we’re more than a little honoured to be premiering the first single from his new album, Sun Down Over The East River Shore. That track’s called …

BLOWING the dust off some buried aural treasure, Sub Pop have announced a little treat for fans of Sam Beam’s Iron & Wine: the label has brought to light a set of recordings dating back to the late Nineties, a time when Sam was attending Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts – and …

You know what the best thing about Keys is; for all its intimacy, the focus wholly on how the two players and their instruments mesh,a real joy in creation rings through. William Tyler, Black Twig Pickers, Jack Rose fans; please come on over and pull up a pew

A highly anticipated comeback for Peter Silberman’s band, with an album full of soothing melodies

WITH his fine and spontaneously realised album from the end of summer, Gold Record, now back in stock and available again on wax, Bill Callahan has stepped once more to the filmic breach with a brand new record for one of the most nuanced and moving nuggets sifted from that album, “Cowboy”. The song? Well. …

COMING armed with a clutch of proper old-skool, downhome country tunesmithery from the east of Glasgow, Rianne Downey is singing proud and strong on what’s only her second single drop, “Stand My Ground”, the proper rootsy pop inflections of which you can hear below. It’s as if our very own Dolly P had got her …

YOU’VE got a musical vision, a wish to create, that keeps you going through the grind of the everyday but which you can’t ever quite shift off the back burner? Focus on it, bend your will to it, make it happen: that’s a lesson we can all take from Coventry’s Callum Pickard, the man behind …