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FIVE x FIVE: Cinchel

5 writers, 5 questions, 1 band, hand-picked by MWA. Welcome to FIVE x FIVE. This week: Chicago ambient/drone artist, Cinchel. Working with just a guitar, a laptop, and a handful of effects, Chicago based artis...

A.M. Stations Release Sign of Times EP

These guys are kind of hard to peg-down to just one genre, and that usually means you're doing something right. Whatever you want to call A.M. Stations, they are loud, energetic, and demand your attention. T...

Blood Dancer by Crown Larks

Well, cards on the table... this album came out in April and I'm writing this in September. Maybe that's how long it took to really seep in for me. Time tables aside, Blood Dancer is an impressive step forward ...

Ourmegadawn by Animals In Human Attire

I don't know about you, but I'm extremely sick of the term Neo-Folk. Especially when it's applied to bands like Mumford and Sons that force there way into the Folk genre by simply adding a banjo player to the b...