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Apr 17

Alabama Shakes, On Not Keeping Things Safe

With all the love that the band Alabama Shakes received for its debut album — including a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist — the easy thing would have been to make another album that sounded…
Apr 17

Singer Becca Stevens Had To 'Pull The Trigger' On Her New Album

Last year, singer Becca Stevens caught the attention of critics with a striking song she'd written for jazz trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, called "Our Basement." The angular melody and dark harmonies…
Apr 17

It's Thin, It's Plastic, It's Back: Flexi Discs Find New Fans

In the digital era, brick-and-mortar record stores' stock in trade has increasingly become vinyl sales.