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The Handsome Family “Gold” I love love love The Handsome Family so I’ve been counting down the days until their new album comes out next month. Unseen, the 10th studio release from the married duo, drops on September 16th, but The Handsome Family shared this little ditty to tide fans over untilRead More →

by Carly Schorman Senior Editor Tucson’s Karima Walker recently released a hauntingly beautiful album, Hands in Our Names. Combining elements of drone and folk, Walker crafts layers of sound that can have an eerie effect on the listener, like a half-remembered dream or half-forgotten lover. There is a strong push toward minimalism onRead More →

by Frank Ippolito Associate Editor One of the best things about writing for the mighty YabYum is that I get to listen music before anyone else. The only thing that makes it better is when I get to listen to music when it’s as wonderful and heartfelt as Shawn Skinner andRead More →

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by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor I’ve been enchanted by the vocal stylings of Laura Kepner-Adney for years now (proof here) so the emergence of Laura and the Killed Men with their debut EP last year caused considerable stir down at YabYumHQ. The band recently completed their follow-up effort, Everchanging Trail, dueRead More →

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Courtney Marie Andrews Leuven Letters Courtney Marie Andrews released Leuven Letters back in November and I have to admit I’m a little bummed I only recently came across it. All those cold, winter months that could have been spent enveloped in Leuven Letters were instead passed with other, lesser albums. Andrews establishedRead More →

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From the start of The Filthier Things – the November 2014 release from Hasty Escape – fans of Americana know their in for something special. We’ve been waiting for this album ever since the band released their first single “American Cheese” last summer in anticipation for the album in the works.Read More →

American Longspurs Palo SantoThe slight twang of the vocals and steel on Palo Santo offer a decidedly Western sensibility to the down home Americana of the American Longspurs. Zachary Tyler, Crew Switzer, and Chester Carmer are the trio of talent behind the band. The album opens with “The Truth” which sets aRead More →