June 2017 ~ No Such Thing As Someone Else's War

"My god, this is the kind of music we need right now, especially in the country music world. I know there are so so many people who identify with this sound, who maybe speak with a twang and drive a pick-up truck, but who are compassionate, intelligent, progressive. I'm so grateful to Isbell for giving them a voice." 

Featuring: Jason Isbell, Kevin Abstract, Amara Touré, Sex Bob-Omb, and more. 

 

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November 2016 ~ F******CK! (America)

"I just don’t recognize my reality, my America, in all this crap. I know that my life, and the lives of so many people I know, has nothing to do with these cartoonish characterizations. So, to battle this maddening reductionism, I want to state for the record who this real American is."

Featuring: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, A Tribe Called Quest, Laura Marling, Run the Jewels, and more. 

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Helean Lee

"I don’t even remember where we were—at some bar or restaurant—when this song came on.  I immediately fell in love with the percussion and asked no one in particular who plays this song.  Without missing a beat, James said, this song is called “Vitamin C” by Can.  I can listen to this song on repeat, ad infinitum. "

Featuring: Dilla, The Monkees, Depeche Mode, and more. 

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