Jun 15, 2012 — Soul music is rooted in gritty perseverance, so pairing up stalwarts Bettye LaVette and Charles Walker works on so many levels, it's a miracle it hasn't happened until now. "Yours and Mine" is an exhilarating affirmation of the power to prevail.
All Songs Blog
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Music Features from NPR
Saintseneca: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
Jul 29, 2014 — Dark Arc is a pastiche of gentle lyrical moments and punk anthems, often within the same tune. In the NPR offices, the Ohio band performs three alternately brooding and stomping songs from the album.
Jul 25, 2014 — This atmospheric Norwegian band draws the listener in with mysterious lyrics and a yearning sound. Also: See a flugabone!
Jul 21, 2014 — The Walkmen went on hiatus at the end of 2013. In this three-song set, singer Hamilton Leithauser demonstrates that he's lost none of his power, even as he's matured and loosened as a performer.
Jul 19, 2014 — Anderson knows where American guitar music has been and where it is now. But mostly, she just wants to kick up some dirt, here with a Rev. Gary Davis deconstruction and a Stratocaster hoedown.
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