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Sep 17, 2021 Music Web Exclusive

If indie folk had to be defined by one song and one song only, José González’s cover of “Heartbeats” (originally a mediumistic, Björk-like romp by Swedish duo The Knife) would be a formidable choice to summarize the warm, sleepy nature of the genre. His fourth studio effort, the dynamic Local Valley, is just as calm and enjoyable as one would expect.

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Sep 17, 2021 Music Web Exclusive

The deluxe edition of Rory Gallagher’s 1971 debut album amply illustrates why the Irish guitarist continues to cast such a long, broad shadow.

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The Morning Show (Season Two)

Apple TV+, September 17, 2021

Sep 16, 2021 TV Web Exclusive

The second season starts three months after where we left off, but it might as well be years because The Morning Show is unrecognizable.

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Sep 16, 2021 Music Web Exclusive

Glasgow indie rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks have been honing their craft since the release of their debut album in 2009. Four albums later this sound has evolved from the raw and nervy, yet captivating, early beginnings into a duality of glimmering and catchy guitar leads atop a cavernous and brooding wall of sound.

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Sep 16, 2021 Music Web Exclusive

Alternative rap group Injury Reserve have spent the latter half of the 2010’s gaining Internet traction for a string of eclectic mixtapes and EPs. The buzz created from these projects culminated in the release of their 2019 self-titled debut album, which was met with acclaim and afforded them the star power necessary to headline their first ever world tour.

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Prince of the City

Studio: Warner Archive

Sep 15, 2021 DVDs Web Exclusive

Sidney Lumet’s Prince of the City (1983) is often lost in the shuffle among the director’s incredible track record of hits.

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Billie Eilish

Happier Than Ever

Darkroom/Interscope

Sep 15, 2021 Music Web Exclusive

Has there been a more anticipated sophomore pop release than Happier Than Ever since Adele’s 21? It’s a real struggle to think of one, such was the gargantuan reception and hype to Billie Eilish’s debut album, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? (which is stylized in all caps).

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Sep 14, 2021 Music Web Exclusive

Haiku Salut’s fifth long player might well be their most ambitious collection to date/

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Jail Socks

Coming Down

Counter Intuitive

Sep 13, 2021 Music Web Exclusive

If you’re tuned into the emo scene you may well have heard the buzz behind the Charlotte, North Carolina-based band Jail Socks. The band first made waves in 2018 with their debut EP No Promises, and then followed quickly with their 2019 EP It’s Not Forever. Those two years already showed a band growing by leaps and bounds.

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