Song of the Day: “You” by Keep Shelly in Athens featuring Georgia Hurd

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Georgia Hurd (Photo courtesy Force Field PR)

Greek dreampop artist Keep Shelly In Athens launches a new era for the project, which will feature primary member / producer RPR collaborating with different guest vocalists from around the world. The first single in this new series is “You” featuring LA-based vocalist Georgia Hurd.

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Livestream Preview: 3 Doors Down @ Mandolin, 2/5/21

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3 Doors Down (Photo courtesy Red Light Management)

3 Doors Down is celebrating the 20th anniversary of their multi-platinum debut album The Better Life with three opportunities to watch them live from your living room performing from Nashville.

The series kicks off on Friday, Feb. 5, in a livestream via Mandolin, and it will feature the band, for the first time, playing their debut album in its entirety plus 3 never before heard songs from their vault.

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Snapshots: Robert Earl Keen @ The Birchmere — 1/28/21

REK Robert Earl Keen performs at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Va., Jan. 28, 2021. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Texas troubadour Robert Earl Keen recently put on two performances at legendary Alexandria, Virginia, music venue, The Birchmere, on Jan. 27 and 28. Traveling with a scaled down version of his usual road band, Robert performed as an acoustic trio which included himself on lead vocals and guitar, Kym Warner on mandolin and backing vocals, and Tom Van Schaik on drums and percussion.

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Song of the Day: “American Pie” by Home Free featuring Don McLean

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Home Free and Don McLean (Home Free Photo by Ford Fairchild, Don McLean Photo by David Abbott)

On Feb. 3, 62 years ago, rock and roll legends Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson took a fateful flight. Singer-songwriter Don McLean first immortalized their loss with “American Pie” in 1971.

Today, all-vocal country entertainers Home Free teamed with Don for a special rendition of “American Pie” in a collaboration on the time-tested anthem.

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Song of the Day: “Forwards Beckon Rebound” by Adrianne Lenker

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Adrianne Lenker (Photo by Genesis Baez)

Last fall via 4AD, Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker released two new albums, songs and instrumentals. The albums, which Pitchfork praised as “some of the most vivid songwriting of her career,” received an incredible reception, appearing on many year-end lists and propelling Lenker to make her solo television debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last week.

Today, she shares a new, self-directed video for “Forwards Beckon Rebound,” a track off of songs.

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Song of the Day: “Demon(s)” by Darkest Hour

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Darkest Hour (Photo by Vince Edwards)

In the first phase of rollout for their new audio/video release titled Live In Lockdown – The Complete Collection, Darkest Hour have delivered the audio version of the album to their Patreon subscribers today.

Additionally, the band has revealed a full performance video for the standout single “Demon(s).” For this track on Live in Lockdown, Darkest Hour was joined by Fella Di Cicco (Dreamshade) for an epic performance at DC’s own Black Cat!

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Song of the Day: “Crescent Bridge” by Joe Pug

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Joe Pug (Photo by Vivian Wang)

Singer-songwriter Joe Pug recently announced a new album, The Diving Sun, which brings together lost gems from his various studio sessions with producers Duane Lundy (Jim James, Ben Sollee) and Kenneth Pattengale (The Milk Carton Kids, Joy Williams) along with new songs recorded in quarantine.

To accompany the announcement, Joe shared the album’s romping summer romance lead track, “Crescent Bridge.”

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Song of the Day: “Sometimes I Forget” by Tex Crick

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Tex Crick (Photo courtesy the artist)

Australian artist Tex Crick announces his debut album, Live In… New York City. Out March 26, it’s the first album released via Mac’s Record Label besides Mac DeMarco’s own work.

Taking a leaf from piano-driven pop records of a bygone era, the album is an homage to sentimentality, merging classic songcraft with a naturally delicate approach to instrumentation. This is immediate in the lead single/video, “Sometimes I Forget.”

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