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Ingrid Michaelson Lights Out

Ingrid Michaelson “Lights Out”—Album Review

Cabin 24/Mom+Pop Records (2014)

By today’s popstar image standards, Ingrid Michaelson’s popularity is sometimes a bit of an anomaly. Flying in the face of current tactics such as overused autotune, overloud mastering, controversial fashion choices and provocative public behavior (whether on or off stage), Michaelson has built a persona based on understatement, maintaining a girl-next-door look and publicly downplaying her own talent.  And yet, ask almost any aspiring singer-songwriter today (particularly of the female […]


Singles You Shouldn’t Miss–May 2013 Edition

I’m going to try out a new feature this month called “Singles You Shouldn’t Miss”—a quick run-down of current tracks by artists you probably know, along with a few you probably haven’t heard of, but should. Some have new albums out, others have albums coming out soon—but in any case, if you’re a fan of indie-styled music, hopefully this feature will put some fresh tunes on your radar. At my […]


Greg Laswell Connects with “Landline” (Album Review)

Vanguard Records (2012)

Singer/songwriter/producer Greg Laswell is certainly not the biggest name in music, but he has spent the past decade or so quietly building a successful solo career through hooky, piano-driven melodies and song placements on popular television shows and movies. His fifth studio release Landline (released this week) may be his best offering to date. Self-produced and recorded in a converted church building in Maine, Landline is packed with prime examples […]