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  • The Rural Alberta Advantage
  • The Rural Alberta Advantage

    Canadian indie-rock trio examines loss and finality on new album
      The Japanese art form of kintsugi uses gold to strengthen and rebuild shattered ceramics. For Nils Edenloff, the lead singer and songwriter for the Alberta, Canada-based rock band The Rural Alberta Advantage, this was the perfect image to describe the feelings and themes presented on the band's new album, Mended With Gold, released in September.
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  • Kopecky Family Band
  • Kopecky Family Band

    Nashville indie-rock band invigorated by creative spurt
      After two years of touring behind their 2012 release, Kids Raising Kids, Nashville-based indie-rock darlings Kopecky Family Band are ready to move on—hence their aptly titled tour Putting the Kids to Bed.
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  • Presidents of the United States of America
  • Presidents of the United States of America

    Kudos to You! shows Seattle alt-punk band is still having a blast
      Presidents of the United States of America drummer Jason Finn has some history with the state of Utah that goes beyond music. "I was locked up in Provo when I was a kid, in about 1981," he says.
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  • Matt Pond PA
  • Matt Pond PA

    Matt Pond looks back on his past 10 years as a musician
      A lot can change over the course of 10 years—just ask singer-songwriter and guitarist Matt Pond. Since his band, Matt Pond PA, released its seminal album Emblems in 2004, the New York-based artist’s
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  • William Fitzsimmons
  • William Fitzsimmons

    William Fitzsimmons changes his musical approach after hitting a creative wall
      Before he started work on his newest record, Lions, singer-songwriter William Fitzsimmons had an epiphany about the way he was approaching music. To put it mildly: He didn’t like what he was seeing.
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  • The Dodos
  • The Dodos

    Challenge served The Dodos well on their latest album
      For an album that is as beautiful and melodic as Carrier is, the process behind the fifth release from the San Francisco-based indie-rock duo The Dodos didn’t begin as
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  • Katie Herzig
  • Katie Herzig

    Nashville singer examines love and loss on Walk Through Walls
      Life on the road for a musician can be difficult for a laundry list of reasons, but as Katie Herzig learned in 2011, it’s also an awful place to grieve the loss of a loved one.
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  • Lost in the Trees
  • Lost in the Trees

    North Carolina folk-pop band achieves catharsis with Past Life
      On the latest album from North Carolina folk-pop band Lost in the Trees, Past Life— released in February—frontman Ari Picker seems to have achieved a mighty powerful catharsis.
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  • This Will Destroy You
  • This Will Destroy You

    Texas instrumental rockers need no words
      In an age where people love bite-size pop songs that have simple, catchy choruses, it’s rare that music without words can attract a large audience. But even those who aren’t mad instrumental-rock enthusiasts
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  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

    Detroit band slows down to smell the roses on latest album
      In The Shawshank Redemption, one of the characters famously states: “The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry.” Daniel Zott, one half of the Detroit-based indie-pop duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.,
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