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Donovan Woods Pushes Boundaries in a Conservative Country Scene on 'Both Ways'

From the rugged, galvanizing blue collar anthem, “Easy Street,” on his new LP, Both Ways, to his 2010 CFL-inspired breakthrough “My Cousin Has a Grey Cup Ring,” Donovan Woods has spent years carving a unique niche in

Action Bronson Quits Atlantic Records, Announces New Mixtape

Action Bronson’s relationship with Atlantic Records has been rocky at best. Since the release Blue Chips 7000 in 2017 there was a reluctance by the label to push forward. It’s unclear as to why Atlantic was holding firm

E-40 and B-Legit Drop New Album 'Connected and Respected'

E-40 and B-Legit have dropped their anticipated collaboration album, Connected and Respected. The Bay Area veterans (and cousins) have been making music for the better part 30 years, both as solo artists and together with The Click,

Hop Along Combine Service Industry Perspective and Literary Ambition on 'Bark Your Head Off, Dog'

Despite producing some the most urgent and driven indie rock records the past eight years, Hop Along’s secret is patience. Their fourth album, Bark Your Head Off, Dog, is one the spring’s most anticipated rock releases, but

Daniel Avery Preaches Patience and Extols the Virtues of a Dance Album on 'Song For Alpha'

It’s hard to find fresh, good dance music sometimes. With so many releases from so many labels (many in the form blink-and-miss them singles), it’s an embarrassment riches, but the foreknowledge and sifting required to discern the

Musicians v. Technology: From Jack White and Prince to Pearl Jam and John Philip Sousa

Jack White has banned cell phones from his upcoming tour, reinforcing his reputation as a retro-fetishizing Luddite. Of course, White isn’t the first musician to try to stem the tide technology. Ever since the early days recorded

Anticon Cofounder Brendon “Alias” Whitney Has Died

Brendon Whitney, who co-founded the influential rap label Anticon and released music as Alias, has died at 41. News Whitney’s passing was shared by Sage Francis, a collaborator and friend the musician Saturday. “Our great friend and

Steven Spielberg Thinks Netflix Movies Don't Deserve Oscar Wins

Netflix released 50 original films last year; those, Dee Rees’ Mudbound went on to nab a few Oscar nominations that have solidified its relevance within the current cinematic landscape. A year prior, Ava DuVernay’s 13th was in consideration for the Best

Delicious Vinyl Co-Founder Matt Dike Has Passed Away

Iconic co-founder Delicious Vinyl, Matt Dike, has passed away. The unfortunate news comes just after the passing Craig Mack, as the hip-hop world continues to mourn the loss yet another generational talent. Delicious Vinyl is a Los

Skippa Da Flippa Calls Coach K "50 Year Old Hater," Wants Out Of Quality Control Contract

Quality Control has been one the most popping labels to come out Atlanta in a while. Led by Coach K, the indie label has gone on to produce talents like the Migos, Lil Yachty, and OG Maco.