Against The Current

                  In the seemingly never-ending mission to group bands into a myriad of categories, Split Lip Rayfield has been allotted the “thrash-grass” label, which can be described as aggressive acoustic music with elements of punk and bluegrass. They’ve influenced a slew of other like-minded artists, but are careful not to take sole credit.
                 “I’ve never gotten any...

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One Tough Choice

The growing success of City & Colour became impossible to ignore for Dallas Green.

So did the trickiness of balancing the acoustic indie folk solo act with his status as a member of Canadian post-hardcore band Alexisonfire.

Green had spent a decade with Alexisonfire, but as City & Colour took off on its own rapid rise, Green musical life started to become too much to handle. In essence, it...

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A Quick Q&A with Future Islands’ William Cashion

How to describe Future Islands' new record, On the Water (Thrill Jockey)? Well, if you're Pitchfork, who gave the record a 7.7 rating, you say: "With the songs' energy scaled back, the efforts of the other two band members come to the fore. Gerrit Welmers handles the keyboards and programming, bringing an evocative, setting-sun vibe to slowburners like "The Great Fire" (a soulful duet with Jenn...

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Tight Knit

Manchester Orchestra kept the process all in the family on their third studio album, Simple Math.

Keyboardist Chris Freeman says the Atlanta band produced the record, released in May 2011, with longtime band collaborator Dan Hannon. Hannon has been a part of every album the band has made, Freeman says.

“He's been like one of our family members,” Freeman says.

Hannon pretty much...

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Drawing a Bigger Landscape

Judge the Cold War Kids by their covers.

The California band aims to let the covers illustrate just what sounds lie lurking within, singer Nathan Willett says.

Each album's distinct differences are highlighted by the artwork, done by the band's own bassist Matt Maust. Their 2006 debut Robbers & Cowards featured lively pictures of friends and carried an upbeat vibe.

The follow-up Loyalty...

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The Best Road Warriors

Ten years ago I sat in my basement with a good friend who also happens to be a songwriter, puzzling over a double disc record Southern Rock Opera released by the then unheard-of Drive by Truckers. While the scorching guitars owed a debt to the classic Southern Rock tradition, there was something more to these songs, something tangible and real and gritty. The Truckers have released six solid...

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