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AUDIO: Ben Harold & the Rising – “These Days”

Americana rockers Ben Harold & the Rising are out with their debut album today. It’s a painted picture of adult hardships and confrontations. Harold explores themes of powerlessness, cyclical heartbreak, escaping painful relationships, and departing from one’s former self among other difficult topics. He does so with brutal conviction that radiates across the room, to the point where you want

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AUDIO: Buffalo Nichols – “Buffalo Nichols”

Blues-folk artist Buffalo Nichols, formerly known as half of Nickel & Rose, is out with his debut full-length album on Fat Possum Records. It’s a dark journey through loneliness, heartbreak, and danger; “How to Love” is about how a failed relationship put things into perspective for Nichols, “Sick Bed Blues” touches on misery that he knows he’ll get through, and

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AUDIO: Ryan Necci and the Buffalo Gospel – “Bloodlines”

Country rockers Ryan Necci and the Buffalo Gospel have a new single out this week. It’s a heartfelt tune about being unable to change who you are. The realization hits you like a freight train, and all you can do is crawl into radical acceptance – self-reckoning, if you will. Many people are going through intense personal examinations right now,

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AUDIO: Ryan Necci and the Buffalo Gospel – “Ghost Songs”

Country-folk group Ryan Necci and the Buffalo Gospel’s new record dropped this past month. It’s a collection of songs from Necci’s past, present, and future and they all touch on loss. Whether Necci is mourning a failed relationship with “Here Lies Our Lovin’” or lamenting the lonesome blue-collar life in “Mule” or living your numbered days in “Waiting for the

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AUDIO: Matthew Davies – “Get Ready to Run”

Singer-songwriter Matthew Davies dropped a new EP this past week. In his Americana-tinged brand of heartfelt folk music, Davies reflects on those moments where you feel like just putting everything behind you and running away. The title track as well as “The Grid” touch on the heaviness of how competitive the Internet-driven world is, but he stays optimistic through the

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AUDIO: Dead Ol’ Fred – “Songs About Spooky Shit”‘

Singer-songwriter Deal Ol’ Fred, known for fronting country-core band Rat Bath, released their debut solo EP today. It’s four songs and indeed takes on a bewitched theme; Kenyon sings of loving a ghostly presence, personifying a demon that burns at sunrise, getting sewn shut after being thrown around like a doll, and how fucked up it is to settle for

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AUDIO: Chris Haise Band – “When It Rains”

Americana rockers Chris Haise Band’s latest single is about weathering the storm. Haise feels like he’s always trying to keep his head above water even though it won’t stop raining. He can’t catch a break and desperately seeks clarity; enough is enough. Ultimately, believing it will get better means it can. We hope this is the sign of something bigger

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AUDIO: Ben Wagner – “Inner State”

Singer-songwriter Ben Wagner has his new EP out. Consisting of four country-tinged pop songs, it’s got a fitting title, as Wagner shares where his head’s been as of late. “Me, Myself, and I-45” is about making an active effort to change things in his life, “Still Don’t Know” is about being unable to move on from a past lover and

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AUDIO: Claire Kelly – “The Scenic Route”

Singer-songwriter Claire Kelly has her debut full-length album out. In a sweet blend of folk, pop, and Americana Kelly shares reflections about her travels playing music and the people she’s met. She moved to Nashville from Milwaukee to pursue music more seriously, and the cover art conveys the sentiment of adventure and wonder. From having springtime drinks in “Dandelion Wine”

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