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VIDEO: Mike Mangione – “You Didn’t Come Here Alone”

Singer-songwriter Mike Mangione shared a new video accompanying his latest record “Blood & Water.” He’s found out in the woods walking us through the song with the lyrics displayed in different fonts while backup dancers follow. At one point he stops a couple from arguing and makes them hug it out; Mike Mangione puts an upbeat tune to telling us

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AUDIO: Mike Mangione – “Blood & Water”

Singer-songwriter Mike Mangione released his new album a couple weeks back. There’s eleven tracks here, all of which are baked with sensitivity, enthusiasm, and regard. Encompassing Americana-folk style, Mangione gathers strength through hardships as he contemplates the push and pull for love. Whether he reflects on empathy (“Anastacia”), fighting to keep the flame burning (“Giving Up On You”), place and

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AUDIO: Buffalo Nichols – “Meet Me In The Bottom / Friends”

Singer-songwriter Buffalo Nichols released two new songs this week – his first since last year’s eponymous debut album. “Meet Me In The Bottom” brings electrifying blues while “Friends” shares evocative storytelling of hope, kindness and pain. The pairing creates a powerful and cathartic contrast – stay tuned for more to come from Buffalo Nichols in the near future.

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AUDIO: Matthew Davies – “Skywriter”

Singer-songwriter Matthew Davies released a new album this week. It’s a record of vivacity and palpable honesty with eleven tracks of Davies’ picturesque songwriting. He touches on topics like subconscious fears, joy in the present moment, finding what you’re good at, working hard to provide for the family, faith in a higher power. Musicians contributing to this record are Andrew

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AUDIO: Long Mama – “Poor Pretender”

At long last, Long Mama are out with their debut LP today. It’s ten songs that find singer-songwriter Kat Wodtke pouring her heart out to sweet melodies of Americana-tinged rock, country and folk. Incorporating themes of love, heartbreak, tough skin and running off to find yourself again, Long Mama detail the poignant affairs of companionship in life with “Poor Pretender.”

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VIDEO: Matthew Davies – “Cinder Block”

Singer-songwriter Matthew Davies is gearing up to release a new album at the end of the month – before that though, he’s got a new single and video out that didn’t make it on the album. “Cinder Block” is about finding joy in the little things while the world feels like it’s falling apart, and Davies does so by goofing

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AUDIO: J. Ethan Zed – “Pay My Bills, Buy My Lunch”

J. Ethan Zed is the solo folk project of dreamy rock act Angry Fix’s bassist Jeremy Zelman. He’s out with his debut album and it deals largely with everyday life in late-stage capitalism. Being a creative who’s forced to engage with a lifestyle of mindless work culture and exploitative systems is a challenge that we all face on the daily

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