It's almost impossible to talk about Bobby Bare Jr. without mentioning his renowned father, country music icon Bobby Bare Sr. But Bare Jr. proves that he's more than just the son of a famous father in "North of Alabama," a soulful tune that blends alt-country with roots rock and is topped off with Bare Jr.'s deep, smoky voice.
Alejandro Escovedo is considered one of the finest singer-songwriters of his generation, so when he decided to cover Mick Jagger's wistful country ballad "Evening Gown," it was bound to be good. And Escovedo doesn't disappoint on this classic version of the song, featuring Jon Langford.
Taking a few cues from Siouxsie Sioux, Los Angeles-based band Dum Dum Girls combines goth rock with dark dream pop to create the somber, hazy song "Under These Hands."
"Live wire, shine brighter/Death be the only way I get to retire," raps Atmosphere's Slug on the title-track remix of the duo's eighth album. Produced by Ant, the other half of Atmosphere -- and featuring a long list of artists including Haphduzn, Nazeem and Mike the Martyr -- the stripped down and smoothed out song pays homage to Minneapolis' south side, the place where the duo has worked and called home for much of their 17-year career.
New York City-based electro-pop band Hooray for Earth turns Chad VanGaalen’s eerily warped, experimental track into a synth-fueled, psychedelic, danceable tune in this new version of the artist’s song, “Where Are You?”
Recording under the name Slight Birching, Vancouver-based songwriter Sean Travis Ramsay fuses Morricone atmospheres, lo-fi rock and ruminative folk on the new track "Currency."
An electronic project by Croatian producer Marko Vuković, Kimekai is a shape-shifting digital (and organic) beast. Atmospheric and clubby at once, "Sunland" combines analog synths, live percussion and radical samplings for an unpredictable sonic journey.
With a sweet and rowdy and heartfelt approach to gospel and rock 'n' roll, Charleston, South Carolina band Shovels & Rope return this summer with a new album and a strong first single, "The Devil Is All Around."
We all know how catchy a good doo-doo, bah-bah, ooo-ooo can be, but Oklahoma City band Broncho takes the nonsense hook to new scatty, stuttering places with the slightly glammy, slightly new-wavey "Class Historian."