Song Of The Day: James, “Better Than That”

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April 13, 2018 • Song Of The Day

Taken from the forthcoming James release, Better Than That.

Album Reviews »

The Langley Schools Music Project: Innocence & Despair (Bar/None)

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In the mid-1970s, Canadian Elementary school teacher Hans Fenge gathered up the students in his school District and recorded them singing contemporary pop songs. Rediscovered and reissued in 2001, this album has since become a cult classic, and has recently been given a well-deserved vinyl reissue.

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If You Don’t Underestimate Me, I Won’t Underestimate You: Bob Dylan’s John Wesley Harding At 50

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Fifty years ago this past December, Bob Dylan emerged from his exile with a startling new album–the simple, direct, no-frills John Wesley Harding. Ron Hart approached a handful of musicians to share their thoughts on this seminal–and sometimes under-appreciated– comeback album.

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Guided By Voices: Live From Austin TX (New West)

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Guided By Voices’ appearance on Austin City Limits was supposed to be the band’s big, nationally-broadcast fare-thee-well, shortly before they completed their final tour. Regardless, it’s a fine performance of a band at the top of its game, and there’s not a nostalgic moment to be had; it’s a vital, exciting performance from a band that still has a lot to give.

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The Man Who Carried Cash: Saul Holiff, Johnny Cash, And The Making Of An American Icon

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This in-depth study introduces the world to a relatively unknown figure: Saul Holiff, Johnny Cash’s manager throughout Cash’s glory years, and who is partially responsible for transforming the man into the mythic figure we know today. This book shows just how hard–and thankless–that job was.