New Music: Ane Brun - Directions

Monday, March 16, 2015 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music   Life is all about baby steps. One foot in front of the other is sometimes the wisest way to approach a daunting task. That's the idea behind Ane Brun's new track, "Directions."   "Everything is possible, even when the sun don't shine," she coos over Bjork-like rhythms and furious jazz bass explosions. It's the cornerstone of an upcoming fall album-- her first studio release since 2011's It All Starts with One. It's an ace addition to the growing... READ MORE

Our 15 Most Anticipated Albums of 2015

Monday, December 29, 2014 at 5:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Now that we’ve ranked the albums that rocked us in 2014, we’re ready to move on to the bounty that’s coming in 2015. Indie fans are going to be blessed with new tunes from Belle & Sebastian, the Decemberists and Death Cab for Cutie. Big names like Bjork and Adele are expected to drop their latest creations. And reunions by the Juliana Hatfield Three and Sleater-Kinney are on our must list. Check out what’s got... READ MORE

Going It Alone - 10 Essential Solo Albums

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music   The Smiths’ nimble guitarist, Johnny Marr, recently announced a new solo album, Playland, for release Oct. 7 on Warner Bros. His majestic work in and out of the confines of the marvelous mod group the Smiths is testament to the wide-ranging talents of many a musician. Sometimes an artist usually amid the ranks of his famous band might feel stifled by the requisite sound that outlet is best known for. So when he or she... READ MORE