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New Music Monday: Anna & Elizabeth

A pair of powerful Appalachian folk singers debut a beautiful new video.  Read more »

An Interview with Hop Along's Frances Quinlan

Hop Along wasn’t a band I was ready for—every track on their latest album, Painted Shut, gutted me. Read more »

Dar Williams Talks About Her New Album, Feminism, and Her Favorite Books

“Sorry this isn’t Amy Schumer,” joked Dar Williams, when she answered the phone for our interview. Read more »

The Indie Intimacy of Angel Olsen

“I swear, Angel Olsen was just staring at me… I wonder what she’s thinking,” I whispered to my friend during Angel Olsen’s show August 3rd at Pickathon, a three-day music festival held just outside Portland, Oregon. Read more »

Sharon Van Etten's New Album Drives to the Core of Love Troubles

I was first introduced to Sharon Van Etten’s music when I moved to Portland for college. I remember hearing “Give Out” off of Tramp in my friend’s car as the two of us were having a hard time with love. “You... Read more »

Listen to the New Pro-Choice Protest Song Straight From North Carolina

Performers shirlette ammons and Caitlin Cary, photos via North Carolina Music Love Army Thousands of people attended weekly “Moral Monday” protests at the North Carolina state capital this year, speaking up against... Read more »

B-Sides: Dark Dark Dark

It takes chutzpah for an indie band just starting out to get rid of the acoustic guitar. But that’s... Read more »

B-Sides: Waxahatchee for the Changing Seasons

Temperatures are still in the mid 90s and the sun’s still setting after eight o’clock, but we need to brace ourselves for the eventual changing of the seasons. Luckily, we’ve got the perfect cure for, or accompaniment to, the end-of-summer blues: Brooklyn’s Katie... Read more »

BitchTapes: Fictional Bands

Fictional Band Fun! from BitchTapes on 8tracks Radio   This week on BitchTapes I would like to honor those fictional bands that never get any recognition... Read more »

Preacher's Daughter: A Goodbye and a Word About "the Shadow Between"

Well, we have reached the end of this series. This has been such a rich topic for me that, of course, there are many things I’d hoped to cover but didn’t. For this last post, I thought I’d briefly discuss a woman whose music about the loss—or absence—of god has resonated with me... Read more »

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