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13 Best Songs of the Week: Marika Hackman; Slaughter Beach, Dog; CMAT; Olivia Rodrigo; and More

Plus The Joy Formidable, John Raymond and S. Carey, Metric, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 08, 2023

Welcome to the 28th Songs of the Week of 2023. Despite it being a short week due to Labor Day, there were plenty of new tracks to choose from. Some of our writers voted and we ended up with a Top 13. More

Mutual Benefit Shares Video For New Song “Untying a Knot”

Growing at the Edges Due Out October 6 via Transgressive

Sep 07, 2023

New York-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Mutual Benefit (aka Jordan Lee) is releasing a new album, Growing at the Edges, on October 6 via Transgressive. Now he has shared the album’s third single, “Untying a Knot,” via a music video. More

Mutual Benefit Shares Video For New Song “Wasteland Companions”

Growing at the Edges Due Out October 6 via Transgressive

Aug 01, 2023

New York based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Mutual Benefit (aka Jordan Lee) has shared a visualiser for his new song “Wasteland Companions,” which is the latest release from his upcoming album Growing at the Edges. More

Mutual Benefit Announces New Album, Shares Video for New Song “Little Ways”

Growing at the Edges Due out October 6 via Transgressive

Jul 13, 2023

New York based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Mutual Benefit (aka Jordan Lee) has announced the release of his fourth studio album, Growing at the Edges, and shared its first single, “Little Ways,” via a music video directed by Vidhu Kota. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Anna Calvi, Spiritualized, Petite Noir, Neneh Cherry, and More

Plus Phosphorescent, Moses Sumney, Robyn, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Teleman, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 03, 2018

Lots of strong Songs of the Week contenders this week. We were tempted to do a Top 12 again like last week, instead of our usual Top 10, but resisted the excess. There are lots of Europeans in this week’s list. More

Mutual Benefit Shares New Songs “Come to Pass” and “Shedding Skin”

Thunder Follows the Heart Due Out September 21 via Transgressive

Aug 01, 2018

Mutual Benefit (aka Jordan Lee) is releasing a new album, Thunder Follows the Heart, on September 21 via Transgressive. Previously he shared two songs from it, “New History” and “Storm Cellar Heart” (“Storm Cellar Heart” was one of our Songs of the Week), as well as live videos for both songs that were filmed at his apartment. Now he has shared two more songs from it, “Come to Pass” and “Shedding Skin.” More

Jun 26, 2018

Mutual Benefit (aka Jordan Lee) is releasing a new album, Thunder Follows the Heart, on September 21 via Transgressive. Previously he shared two songs from it, “New History” and “Storm Cellar Heart” (“Storm Cellar Heart” was one of our Songs of the Week). More

10 Best Songs of the Week: The Love Language, Flasher, The Flaming Lips, and More

Plus Wooden Shjips, James Blake, HAERTS, Mutual Benefit, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

May 25, 2018

It was a bit tough putting together a Songs of the Week this week. Chalk it up to the Memorial Day three-day weekend I guess, but for whatever reason artists, publicists, and labels weren’t overeager to release a lot of great new tracks this week. More

Mutual Benefit Announces New Album, Shares Two Songs: “New History” and “Storm Cellar Heart”

Thunder Follows the Heart Due Out September 21 via Transgressive

May 22, 2018

Mutual Benefit (aka Jordan Lee) has announced a new album, Thunder Follows the Heart, and shared two songs from it, “New History” and “Storm Cellar Heart.” More

Listen: Mutual Benefit - “The Hearafter”

Skip a Sinking Stone Due Out May 20 via Mom + Pop

May 04, 2016

Mutual Benefit (aka Jordan Lee) is releasing his new album, Skip a Sinking Stone, on May 20 via Mom + Pop. It’s the follow-up to his 2013-released debut album, Love’s Crushing Diamond. Now Lee has shared another beautiful track from the album, “The Hearafter,” which you can listen to below. More

Watch: Mutual Benefit – “Lost Dreamers” Video

Skip a Sinking Stone Due Out May 20 on Mom + Pop

Apr 20, 2016

Next month, Mutual Benefit (Jordan Lee) will release the full-length Skip a Sinking Stone via Mom + Pop. Ahead of the album, Lee has shared a gently surreal video for the tranquil track “Lost Dreamers.” More

Listen: Mutual Benefit - “Slow March (Demo)”

Released as Part of Keep in Touch 7-inch Postcard Series

May 18, 2015

Mutual Benefit’s new song is not taken from their new album (that we know of), but was released as part of the Keep in Touch 7-inch postcard series. Launched back in January, subscribers receive flexi disc vinyl postcards in the mail, each featuring original songs. More

Watch: Mutual Benefit - “Auburn Epitaphs” Video

The Cowboy's Prayer EP Out Now Via Other Music

Sep 24, 2014

Since Fall is officially here, it’s time to indulge in some particularly Autumnal indie folk. Jordan Lee, better known by his stage name Mutual Benefit, is happy to oblige with his latest video, “Auburn Epitaphs,” from his recently re-eleased 2011 EP The Cowboy’s Prayer. More



Interviews

My Firsts: Mutual Benefit

Ease Past Yourself

Jan 18, 2024

My Firsts is our email interview series where we ask musicians to tell us about their first life experiences, be it early childhood ones (first word, first concert, etc.) or their first tastes of being a musician (first band, first tour, etc.). For this My Firsts we talk to New York-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mutual Benefit (aka Jordan Lee). More


Reviews

Jan 13, 2014

Somewhere along the line, Sufjan Stevens decided to give up his banjo and embrace the keyboard, Devendra Banhart got weirder than his sweet spot of “good weird,” and Bonnie “Prince” Billy started appearing in rap videos. More