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Oct 02, 2020

Washington, D.C.-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Bartees Strange (real name Bartees Cox Jr.) has released his debut album, Live Forever, today via Memory Music. Now that it’s out you can stream the whole thing here. Also, today we posted our rave review of the album, as well as an interview with Strange about the album that we posted today. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Porridge Radio, Still Corners, The Mountain Goats, Jeff Tweedy, and More

Plus Tim Heidecker, Sufjan Stevens, Future Islands, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 18, 2020

Welcome to the 37th Songs of the Week of 2020. Just as we were finishing up this week’s list we got word that beloved Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. As if 2020 couldn’t get any worse. R.I.P. a true legend, the Notorious RBG. More

Bartees Strange Shares Video for New Song “Kelly Rowland”

Live Forever Due Out October 2 via Memory Music

Sep 18, 2020

Washington, D.C.-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Bartees Strange (real name Bartees Cox Jr.) is releasing his debut album, Live Forever, on October 2 via Memory Music. Now he has shared another song from it, “Kelly Rowland,” via a video for the short track. More

11 Best Songs of the Week: Bartees Strange, Sufjan Stevens, Jónsi, Oceanator, and More

Plus Marie Davidson, The Flaming Lips, TRAAMS, Future Islands, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 14, 2020

Welcome to the 32nd Songs of the Week of 2020. This week’s big political news was Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden announcing his highly capable running mate, Senator Kamala Harris.  More

Aug 12, 2020

Washington, D.C.-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Bartees Strange (real name Bartees Cox Jr.) has officially announced his debut album, Live Forever, and shared a new song from it, “Boomer,” via a video for it.  More

9 Best Songs of the Week: Madeline Kenney, METZ, Bartees Strange, Taylor Swift, and More

Plus Wye Oak, Hoops, Death Valley Girls, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 24, 2020

Welcome to the 29th Songs of the Week of 2020, the most exhausting year in recent memory. President Trump finally wore a mask and kind of admitted that things weren’t going so great in the fight against COVID-19 here in America. It seems inevitable that they are going to need to shut the economy down again if we are to get this thing under control—close the bars, restaurants, and beaches again for starters. Will it happen? More

Jul 23, 2020

Bartees Strange first came (onto) our radar after covering a string of The National tracks—for the nth time. This morning, he announced a not-yet-specified forthcoming debut album. And with it comes a video for the new song “Mustang,” a powerful, dynamic, dancing in the dark type track More

Bartees Strange Covers Two Tracks By The National (Again)

The Originals are From the Band’s 2005 Album Alligator

Jul 02, 2020

Singer and producer Bartess Strange has shared two The National covers: “Looking For Astronauts” and “The Geese of Beverly Road.” The tracks come from the bands 2005 breakout third album, Alligator. More


Interviews

Oct 02, 2020

It was a late night TV performance viewed as a teenager that confirmed to Bartees Strange, an emerging singer/songwriter based in Washington, D.C. whose birth name is Bartees Cox Jr., that his only path forward would be a musical one. More


Reviews

Live Forever

Live Forever

Memory Music

Oct 02, 2020

Geographically speaking, The Woodlands are to Houston what Mustang is to Oklahoma City.  The analogy starts to fall apart, however, when you compare Win and Will Butler’s boyhood experience, documented in Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs to that of Bartees Strange’s transplanted teenage home. More