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AUDIO: Rat Bath – “Rat From Hell”

Country-core band Rat Bath released their long-awaited debut album today. While what we’ve heard from Rat Bath over the years has certainly encompassed catharsis and retribution, the band has culminated the healing of past traumas through creative expression into a thematic display of a witch battling a demon. The lyrics make no compromises in their metaphoric depictions of body horror,

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AUDIO: Rat Bath – “Ragdoll”

Spooky country core band Rat Bath dropped a single for New Year’s. Cathartic and spirited, “Ragdoll” encompasses an aggressive personification, seeking retribution after being treated like someone’s toy. The song gallops to the hook of “have you come to sew me shut?” while crashing with another hook “how dare you!” with visceral might. Rat Bath have a full-length record coming

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AUDIO: Thriftones – “Lovin’ Man/Addict’s Lament”

Psychedelic-Americana rockers Thriftones dropped a two-piece to close the year. The first song “Lovin’ Man” is a jangly tune about fancying someone and wondering who’d be their lover if not you; the second song “Addict’s Lament” is self-explanatory and touches on the vicious cycle of coming down and getting high. With a melancholy atmosphere cloaking vocalist Matt Davies, “Addict’s Lament”

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AUDIO: Alyssia Dominguez – “Better Me”

Country singer-songwriter Alyssia Dominguez’s latest single is about living into the best version of yourself. She’s sick of beating herself up over past mistakes and is determined to build more bridges than she’s burned. It’s an uplifting anthem about running for the light at the end of the tunnel. We look forward to hearing more from Alyssia Dominguez in 2021.

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AUDIO: Ryan Necci and the Buffalo Gospel – “Crying Wolf”

Country band Ryan Necci and the Buffalo Gospel have another single out. It’s a song about burnt-up dreams and lost hope for something you’ve been holding onto. The somber ambiguity makes it open to interpretation, although it seems likely that it’s about a failing relationship – one that’s run its course. The devil’s having a laugh with Ryan Necci and

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AUDIO: Rat Bath – “Meat Poppet / Sweet Puppet”

Country-core band Rat Bath have a two-song EP out today. “Meat Poppet” is an aggressive jam that warns you to keep your distance, while “Sweet Puppet” slows things down and succumbs to the hungry lust of another; the latter features singer-songwriter Johanna Rose as well. It’s cathartic and affecting, giving the perspective of someone intensely processing their autonomy. Rat Bath

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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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