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Ingrid Michaelson explores dark vulnerability with ‘Human Again’

Mallory Martin

May 3, 2012

With the release of her fifth album, Human Again, singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson exposes us to a darker, less romantic side of her talents. In a time when audiences eat up whimsical indie performers like Zooey Deschanel and her "queens and kings of quirk" counterparts, Michaelson fit right in...

Andrew Bird weaves deep pop melodies in new album

Clara Bartlett

April 5, 2012

Besides being a whistling virtuoso and a lyrical genius, Andrew Bird is capable of taking a song that begins as a simple melody and weaving it into something incredibly complex and beautiful. With his new album Break It Yourself, including a song featuring St. Vincent, Bird doesn't disappoint. All the ...

‘First Aid Kit’ delicately probes wounds of the soul

caitlinhardee

March 13, 2012

As March winds chill your bones and roil the skies in a haze of gray, revel in the melancholy for a moment and tune your ears to the sweet sorrow of Swedish folk-pop act First Aid Kit. Consisting of sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg, the duo is making inroads in the States and garnering critica...

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