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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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WITH a sweet, hook-laden but straighter country-pop number, “Modern Woman”, dropping last month, Nashville’s Erin Rae has revealed a more gossamer, delicate psych-folk side to her forthcoming third album in the lighter-than-air “Candy & Curry”, sprinkled with a little retro synth and possessed of a real Margo Guryan harmonic feel; you can swoon for that …

Portland, Oregon singer songwriter J. Nicolás is gearing up for the release of his debut album Wild Oak, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere a stream of the album right here on Backseat Mafia ahead of its release tomorrow. After spending nigh on two decades playing in bands and touring across the country, …

WITH an eleven-date UK tour beginning this evening in Milton Keynes, former Be Good Tanya and ethereally transporting talent in her own right Frazey Ford has released a track recorded for sessions for U Kin B the Sun but whose omittance from the final running order will surely surprise you as much as it does …

Canadian-born Laura Reznek joined us for our Backseat Mafia Sessions with a performance of Important taken from her brand new album Agrimony. The simple, stripped back combination of vocals and guitar compliments the lament resulting in an intimate listen you will lean in closer to capture. Now living and working out of London, the album …

Soaked in reverb and regret, ‘Dream State Treasure’, the solo album from Scott von Ryper is a shimmering debut from an Australian artist that has quietly established a remarkable reputation for songwriting, delivered with a degree of insouciance and cool. ‘Dream State Treasure’ is a reflective collection of sparkling melodic gems, underpinned by a shimmering …

If you’re a fan of Chris Pierce and the Los Angeles-based artist’s various musical outlets – we certainly are – then we’ve got a treat for you today. Two of them, actually. We premiered the video for his side-project trio Leon Creek‘s ‘Shakes the Ground’ last month and are delighted to share a full stream …

We are honoured to give you an early listen to Sydney musician Bryan Estepa‘s new EP ‘Back to the Middle’. Estepa is a master of the finely crafted pop song: indelible melodies, jangling guitars, glorious harmonies and a shimmering sense of optimism and joy. ‘Back to the Middle’ perfectly captures this: it is a sunshine-infused …

Sydney’s Jack Nolan has a new single out, ‘Gabriel’, which is an atmospheric slice of what is called American, (amusingly translated to the Australian milieu as Darlinghurst Country – inner city urban country). An evocative piece of storytelling is delivered in a multilayered parcel that jangles and sparkles with an organic feel. Nolan’s vocals and …

The Los Angeles-based Chris Pierce likes to keep himself busy. With the live music industry having been on pause for the previous 18 months, why wouldn’t he? He has long since established himself in his homeland and released his eighth album American Silence in February, is one half of War and Pierce (who incidentally have …

THERE’S a very strong argument to be made, in the sphere of the more introverted singer-songwriter and that of Americana, that the best music is the living music, the real music, captured in the moment, not fussed with in any way – far removed from the sheen and multi-tracking and the endless possibility of the …