Author Archives: Josh Henderson

  1. Single Serving: Mimicking Birds – Sunlight Daze

    Back in 2014 Mimicking Birds released Eons – an album that quietly reveled in the beauty, ambiguity and expansiveness of the planet and universe as much as it explored the interconnectedness of human experience. It’s also a record that successfully built upon the gorgeous solitary sounds Mimicking Birds mastermind Nate Lacy established with 2010’s eponymous release. Continue…


  2. 2017 Hopscotch Music Festival Recap

    Another year, another Hopscotch is in the books; and somehow 2017 managed to exceed the lofty expectations I had leading into it. There were so many standout performances this year – and everything seemingly went off without a hitch, so first off, shoutout to the Hopscotch organizers for putting together such a stellar weekend. As Continue…

  3. 2017 Hopscotch Music Festival: A Comprehensive Guide

    Every September the Hopscotch Music Festival takes over downtown Raleigh, North Carolina to showcase a diverse range of local, national and international artists. The eighth annual fest, which runs from September 7th through September 10th, continues that tradition with a lineup that caters to fans of all genres – R&B, hip-hop, indie rock, electronic, folk, Continue…

  4. Single Serving: Julien Baker – Appointments

    In 2015 Julien Baker made waves with her stunning and confident debut Sprained Ankle – an album full of sparse, guitar driven arrangements with Baker’s powerful voice and confessional lyrics front and center. In October Baker will release her sophomore album Turn Out the Lights – and the first single ‘Appointments’ continues to showcase her ability to Continue…

  5. Single Serving: The Weather Station – Thirty

    To claim that aging is weird is not a particularly groundbreaking sentiment but that doesn’t make it any less true. With her latest song, Tamara Lindeman – who records as The Weather Station – turns those beautifully complex growing pains into a poetic, thoughtful and nuanced statement and the results are breathtaking. ‘Thirty’ – the Continue…

  6. Single Serving: Pinegrove – Old Friends

    Montclair, New Jersey’s Pinegrove effortlessly blends elements of indie rock and folk to create music that sounds simultaneously familiar and original. This is due in large part to lead singer Evan Stephens Hall’s ease of delivery – as evidenced in their new single “Old Friends.” The track kicks off the set of songs on Cardinal, their upcoming official debut, and Continue…

  7. Single Serving: Kyle Morton & Matthew Thomas Ross – Book Of Matches

    If you’re familiar with Portland, Oregon band Typhoon then you’re probably familiar with the story of frontman Kyle Morton. His writing focuses heavily on themes of death – and understandably so – after having been diagnosed with a severe case of Lyme disease at a very young age. His new project, Book Of Matches – a Continue…

  8. Single Serving: Laura Stevenson – Torch Song

    On 2013’s excellent Wheel, Laura Stevenson sang of modern anxieties, existential dread, the negative effects of climate change – feeling all too unsure and wary of the world around her. In 2015 she is releasing an album entitled Cocksure. What a difference two years can make. The first single “Torch Song” is a bouncy, harmonic and incredibly catchy bit of Continue…

  9. Single Serving: Foxing – The Magdalene

    Following the release of their stunning debut The Albatross back in 2013 – St. Louis band Foxing have been on tour seemingly non-stop, developing a devoted fanbase along the way. But as it turns out, they also managed to find some time to record a follow-up. The album is entitled Dealer – and the first single “The Continue…

  10. Single Serving: Jake McMullen – Always

    Twenty-two year old singer-songwriter Jake McMullen cites Ryan Adams, Bon Iver and James Vincent McMorrow as musical influences – and after listening to his new single “Always,” those reference points make total sense. The song is an introspective, soul-baring ballad of loneliness, disillusionment and desperation carried by the conviction in McMullen’s voice. And while the Continue…

  11. Single Serving: Joanna Newsom – Sapokanikan

    It’s time to rejoice! Why? Well, because Joanna Newsom is back with a new song and accompanying video to go along with the announcement of Divers, her first album since 2010’s Have One On Me. The track, compositionally, follows in the footsteps of the more piano driven cuts from her previous record such as “Good Intentions Paving Continue…

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