americana

Premieres

Gold Star’s “Half the Time” Is a Celebration of LA’s Seedy Underbelly

Listen to the cracked, joyous first single from his tumultuous third album, 'Uppers & Downers.'
Andrea Domanick
6.6.18
Premieres

Erin Rae Has a Song for You When You Feel Like Going Back to Your Old Ways

The Americana artist's next album, 'Putting On Airs,' is out in June. Hear its first single, "Can't Cut Loose," now.
Annalise Domenighini
3.27.18
Features

Jonathan Terrell Is a Feminist, Gun Toting Singer Smashing Country Stereotypes

The Austin artist collabs with Spiritualized, swears by jean shorts, and sometimes rocks out with a taxidermied peacock. Catch him at Noisey's Emerge Impact + Music fest in April.
Erin Ryan
3.22.18
Features

Hurray for the Riff Raff Makes Feminist Murder Ballads for Today's America

Raised in a Puerto Rican family in the Bronx, Alynda Segarra is here to remind you that Americana is for all Americans. Catch her at Noisey's Emerge Impact + Music fest in April.
Noah Berlatsky
3.21.18
Interviews

England's Jade Bird Found the Truth in Southern Feminism

How the "Something American" singer-songwriter is inspired by the strong women of her past.
Ilana Kaplan
2.8.18
Interviews

Mary Gauthier's 'Rifles and Rosary Beads' Is Modern Folk Music at Its Best

The songwriter paired with veterans to write the music for her latest album, and not even she could've predicted the powerful result.
Annalise Domenighini
1.26.18
PROFILES

Dori Freeman Is Painting Her Own Picture of Appalachia

As the acclaimed songwriter prepares for the release of 'Letters Never Read,' the 26-year-old gives a glimpse into the world she's creating.
Matt Williams
10.17.17
PROFILES

Folk Music Helps David Rawlings See the World

We spoke to the Gillian Welch-collaborator about his new album 'Poor David's Almanack' and how he sees himself fitting into the long tradition of the genre.
Matt Williams
9.22.17
New music

Stream The War on Drugs' New Album Now and Go On a Road Trip in Your Mind

'A Deeper Understanding' is streaming from the band's website for 24 hours.
Phil Witmer
8.23.17
Interviews

Fast Times and Wild Hallucinations with Korey Dane

We talk to the LA singer about the road trips, bad decisions, and sobering reality checks behind the Springsteen swagger of 'Chamber Girls'
Andrea Domanick
6.20.17
Interviews

The Secret Sisters Want to Tell You a Ghost Story

Watch the video for "You Don't Own Me Anymore"off the feisty Americana duo's gorgeous new album, and read our conversation about resilience, femininity, and murder ballads.
Kim Kelly
5.31.17
Premieres

Watch Americana Queen Mary Bragg's Video for "Wildfire"

The song, off her latest album 'Lucky Strike,' "is unconcerned with sugarcoating a reality that's difficult to swallow. "
Annalise Domenighini
5.24.17
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