Now Streaming: Plants & Animals’ “The End of That”

Plants and Animals

The End of That finds them sounding more mature and comfortable than ever before, signaling perhaps not an end at all, but rather a new beginning.”  –Paste magazine

Our friends over at the always phenomenal Paste magazine are now streaming the brand new Plants & Animals record, The End of That in its entirety!  We want to hear your thoughts.   Post your own album reviews in the comments section below.

Click here to check out the album and be sure to grab your tickets to see Plants & Animals live in Madison when they play The Frequency on May 12!

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Now Streaming: Shearwater’s Animal Joy Released Today

Shearwater

Shearwater has just released Animal Joy, an album that All Music Guide calls “dense, powerful, wild, yet immaculately rendered.”  Stream the album below to get a taste of the sounds the band will perform live in Madison this Sunday evening (February 19, 2012).

Get your tickets here while you still can!

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Listen to Laura Gibson’s “Grande” New Album Now

Laura Gibson

Fans of Portland-based songwriter Laura Gibson can now stream her most recent release, La Grande, over at NPR right now!  The radio giants remark that the album possesses “the sound of a confident artist stretching her own limits, without losing sight of the warmth, richness, subtlety and haunted beauty that made her worth celebrating in the first place.”

This talented lady will be in Madison with Ava Luna for a show at the Frequency on March 7, 2012.  Click here to snag your tix while you still can. 

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Stream The Latest Album From Cate Le Bon: CYRK

Cate le Bon

“(Cate) filled her second effort with folk-pop gems that sound like they were recorded on the road during a Barnum and Bailey tour. And with her signature intricate melodies and moods that shift from gloomy to playful, you can bet she keeps us on our toes.” – Nylon

This Welsh chanteuse is set to hit the stage at Madison’s Frequency on Thursday, February 16 (get tickets here), and you can treat your ears to her latest tunes over at Paste.   Click here to stream Cate Le Bon’s sophomore release, CYRK, in its entirety.

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Listen To New Albums From The Thermals and The Walkmen

The Thermals

Have we mentioned lately how much we adore NPR?  Those cool cats are currently streaming the newest releases from The Thermals (Personal Life) and The Walkmen (Lisbon) in their entirety.  We recommend brushing up on the new tunes now, and not just because they rule, but also because we want you to sing the hell out of them with the bands when they hit Madison later this fall.

See The Thermals live @ The Annex on October 2 (get tickets here) and The Walkmen @ The Barrymore on Ocotber 14 (get tickets here).

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Music News Recap: Hey Baby, They’re Playing Our Song

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!

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Amy Blake

Amy Winehouse and Blake Fielder-Civil’s request for a divorce has been granted by a London judge.

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