Essential New Music: Jake Xerxes Fussell's "Good And Green Again"

Essential New Music: Jake Xerxes Fussell’s “Good And Green Again”

You can’t get around dealing with time when, like Jake Xerxes Fussell, you’re a second-generation folklorist. How much do you
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Essential New Music: Savage Republic's "Meteora"

Essential New Music: Savage Republic’s “Meteora”

Savage Republic first convened in the early 1980s. Original guitarist Bruce Licher and a shifting array of musicians shook up
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Essential New Music: Ava Mendoza's "New Spells"

Essential New Music: Ava Mendoza’s “New Spells”

A title like New Spells immediately raises the question, what happened to the old ones? Ava Mendoza’s latest solo album
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Essential New Music: Zea's "Witst Noch Dat D’R Neat Wie"

Essential New Music: Zea’s “Witst Noch Dat D’R Neat Wie”

When Arnold de Boer isn’t singing and playing guitar with the Ex, he records under the name Zea. Untethered from
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Essential New Music: C Joynes' "Poor Boy On The Wire"

Essential New Music: C Joynes’ “Poor Boy On The Wire”

The pandemic has precipitated plenty of shut-in recording projects, mostly involving some degree of solitary activity. Poor Boy On The
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Essential New Music: Greg Malcolm's "Just Like Jim"

Essential New Music: Greg Malcolm’s “Just Like Jim”

Depending on your perspective, Just Like Jim is a tale of comfort or caution. Your prized possessions may not only
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Essential New Music: Mars Williams' "Mars Williams Presents: An Ayler Xmas Vol. 5"

Essential New Music: Mars Williams’ “Mars Williams Presents: An Ayler Xmas Vol. 5”

Mars Williams has the kind of name that, once heard or read, is not forgotten. But even if you don’t
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Essential New Music (Book): David Lester's "Prophet Against Slavery"

Essential New Music (Book): David Lester’s “Prophet Against Slavery”

David Lester is a longstanding contributor to MAGNET. Every Saturday, we post an illustration by him, which pairs with a
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Essential New Music: Kuzu's "All Your Ghosts In One Corner"

Essential New Music: Kuzu’s “All Your Ghosts In One Corner”

All Your Ghosts In One Corner … and Kuzu in the other? Since this record was recorded on tour in
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Essential New Music: Circuit Des Yeux's "-io"

Essential New Music: Circuit Des Yeux’s “-io”

Breathe. If you’re afflicted with anxiety, that’s what you’re taught to do, and that’s the first sound Haley Fohr makes
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Essential New Music: Smoke Bellow's "Open For Business"

Essential New Music: Smoke Bellow’s “Open For Business”

Open For Business. The title is an invitation, and you don’t need to be a former customer to get in
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Essential New Music: Antietam Plus' "His Majesty’s Request: A Wink O’Bannon Select"

Essential New Music: Antietam Plus’ “His Majesty’s Request: A Wink O’Bannon Select”

In every local music scene, there’s a person who knows. They know the tunes, the sounds and the ways to
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Essential New Music: Parquet Courts' "Sympathy For Life"

Essential New Music: Parquet Courts’ “Sympathy For Life”

Stepping forward while looking back, Parquet Courts push musical boundaries while still retaining a sense of identity on Sympathy For
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Essential New Music: Rhyton's "Pharaonic Crosstalk"

Essential New Music: Rhyton’s “Pharaonic Crosstalk”

Freedom, Kris Kristofferson once wrote, is just another word for nothing left to lose. Rhyton’s singer and string-bender, Dave Shuford,
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Essential New Music (Film): "Karen Dalton: In My Own Time"

Essential New Music (Film): “Karen Dalton: In My Own Time”

When Bob Dylan hit the New York folk music scene, he found that one singer stood out from all the
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