A Perfect CircleA Perfect Circle's debut album Mer de Noms is a tick past its 10th birthday, but it has lost little of its sheen.
The combination of Maynard James Keenan's aching vocals and Billy Howerdel's guitar veneer gave the quintet an immediate identity outside of its players' other pr ... More >>
Josh RitterWhen the New York Times recently referred to Josh Ritter as a staple of "what might be called the soft-rock establishment: NPR, Starbucks and noncommercial radio stations," it wasn't pejorative.
Ritter has long been a hero to fans seeking literate songwriting and engaging storytel ... More >>
JunipIt's not like José González always traded in soft stuff; the Swedish singer-songwriter with Argentine bloodlines got his start in a Gothenburg punk bands before marrying his velvety voice and nylon-stringed guitar to fashion the sound you probably first heard on "The O.C." His side pro ... More >>
Danny SwansonKaren ElsonIf you can get past Karen Elson's flaming red hair, if you can get past her unblemished skin, if you can get past her supermodel comportment, if you can get past the fact she's Mrs. Jack White ... well, you should. The 31-year-old singer plays Southern gothic chanteuse ... More >>
School of Seven BellsBenjamin Curtis became every wannabe-shoegazer's idol in 2008, when School of Seven Bells unleashed its floating-through-the-stratosphere fuzz-pop on the world -- finding the ex-Secret Machines guitarist situated squarely in between fetching identical twins Alejandra and ... More >>