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The Arcs' debut album, Yours, Dreamily, out next Friday, September 4, is streaming in full till then in various spots around the world. "Right from the drop, Yours, Dreamily, ignites like a cigarette flicked on a stream of gasoline," exclaims NPR. It's "one of [Dan] Auerbach's most ambitious and fully realized albums." "Dan Auerbach never fails to impress," writes NME, calling The Arcs "a laid back, gritty soul collective." CBC Music says: "Yours, Dreamily, feels off the cuff, inspired, and is a completely immersive experience."Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist News RadioRadioMonday, August 10, 2015|0 commentsLianne La Havas's "Blood" Is WFUV's New Dig: "Her Wonderfully Powerful Voice Soars Majestically Over Sunshine-Dappled Melodies"
Lianne La Havas's new album, Blood, is WFUV's New Dig. "Blood stretches La Havas’s scope as a songwriter, singer and guitarist, embracing neo-soul and jazz, while peppering the proceedings with dashes of R&B, reggae, and doo wop," says WFUV. "Her voice is wonderfully powerful and full; it rings clearly and soars majestically over her sunshine-dappled melodies." Blood was The Current's Album of the Week: "Blood showcases La Havas as a powerhouse vocalist, her voice lilting and floating like a butterfly over the music in one instant and slamming down with force and a gritty roughness the next moment ... It's an album you'll want to learn the lyrics of so you can sing along to it—loudly."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News RadioRadioThursday, August 6, 2015|0 comments
Lianne La Havas spoke with NPR's All Things Considered about her new album, Blood. "At 25, British singer Lianne La Havas has established herself as a musical triple threat: she's a guitarist, songwriter, and a soulful vocalist," says host Audie Cornish. "La Havas draws on her heritage for inspiration: Her father is Greek, her mother Jamaican, and it was a trip to Jamaica after her first tour that got her thinking about music in a new way." Hear their conversation here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News RadioRadioWednesday, August 5, 2015|0 commentsRhiannon Giddens, Punch Brothers Southern Fried Fest Sets Featured on BBC Radio Scotland's "Another Country"
Rhiannon Giddens and Punch Brothers' double bill at the Southern Fried Festival in Perth, Scotland, on Friday was featured on a two-hour show of festival highlights on BBC Radio Scotland's Another Country with Ricky Ross. The first hour is devoted to Giddens, the second hour to Punch Brothers. You can hear it at bbc.co.uk. The concert earned perfect five star reviews from both the Scotsman and the Herald Scotland, which calls Giddens' set "sensational" and Punch Brothers' "breath-taking."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radio ReviewsRadioTuesday, July 28, 2015|0 comments
Lianne La Havas's song "What You Don't Do," from her new album, Blood, and The Staves' "Black and White," from their new album, If I Was, have made NPR's Heavy Rotation, the monthly list of Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing. La Havas is "glowing, her voice as rich as ever," says KCRW's Anne Litt. "There's no doubt that Lianne La Havas is a powerhouse with a full heart, creating music that's sweeping, inspiring and downright fun." The Staves "are incredible performers with unmatched harmonies," says WFUV's Russ Borris. The album "is a stunning piece of work with a beauty that connects and cuts at the same time," with this song "exemplifying what makes this band unique and impressive."