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James Blake Wins The 2013 Mercury Price for ‘Overgrown’

Oct 31, 2013 7:37 PM by amandahutchison
James Blake Wins The 2013 Mercury Price for ‘Overgrown’

UK singer/songwriter James Blake’s 2013 album Overgrown was one of the year’s most well-reviewed releases, with songs like “Life Round Here” and “Retrograde” showcasing his expert lyricism, production, and singing skills. He recently received one of the highest honors in the British music scene, by taking home the 2013 Mercury Prize award for his stunning album.

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Benjamin Francis Leftwich, “Atlas Hands”

Apr 25, 2012 6:00 AM by Will Durkin
Benjamin Francis Leftwich, “Atlas Hands”

With a voice soft and sweet like Elliot Smith, Benjamin Francis Leftwich is a musician whose songs are immediately captivating with their intimate sound. 

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The Brute Chorus, “My Testament”

Mar 5, 2012 10:50 AM by Will Durkin
The Brute Chorus, “My Testament”

Formed in 2007, UK band The Brute Chorus combines a heady mix of garage rock, blues and folk music with. Their lyrics are a scattering of mythological stories, nursery rhymes and fairy tales. Their unique sound makes them a tough act to pin down to a single genre, but it (along with their raucous live show) has been gaining them a devoted legion of fans.

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Brent Lee Regan, “A Bulletproof Gandhi”

Feb 1, 2012 6:00 AM by Michael Verity
Brent Lee Regan, “A Bulletproof Gandhi”

Portraying himself as not “content to merely dance among the ruins like those in many factions of Hip Hop,” the UK’s Brent Lee Regan aims to “fight peacefully for justice through his music and front line activism.”

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Torin Brown, “When Night Falls Down”

Nov 29, 2011 6:00 AM by Michael Verity
Torin Brown, “When Night Falls Down”

Everyone now and then, we find an artist in our catalog we really love but can’t tell you much about. Such is the case with Torin Brown.

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Cosmo Jarvis, “Gay Pirates”

Oct 28, 2011 6:00 AM by Will Durkin
Cosmo Jarvis, “Gay Pirates”

British jack-of-all-trades musician and generally hilarious dude Cosmo Jarvis has been making waves on the internet with his new song “Gay Pirates,” which manages to be funny, poignant, culturally relevant and catchy all at the same time.  The video, which is like a mini theater production, is pretty great too!

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