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Artist Spotlight - Iron & Wine: Where Rural Meets Modern

February 18th, 2008 10:33am EST
Iron & Wine
Whether you realize it or not, you've probably heard the pastoral crooning of Sam Beam at least once. Beam records and performs under the stage name Iron & Wine, and his delicate style of folk has been featured in several films, commercials and television shows. Beam, who studied and taught cinematography before transitioning into music, adeptly portrays vivid landscapes and poignant visuals in his music. His whispery, almost sullen voice evokes images of timeless Americana-his wistful characters move like ghosts against backdrops that are sometimes rural and other times metaphysical.

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Musicians Flock To Record Bob Dylan Covers For Soundtrack

August 14th, 2007 9:12am EDT
Bob Dylan
Eddie Vedder, Sonic Youth, Jack Johnson and Willie Nelson are among the stars who have contributed covers of Bob Dylan songs for a new movie centred around the legendary rocker.

Director Todd Haynes' I'm Not There sees six different actors, including Christian Bale, Richard Gere and Cate Blanchett, playing Dylan at various points in his career.

For the soundtrack, artists including The Hold Steady, Mark Lanegan, former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus, Calexico, Yo La Tengo and Dylan himself have all recorded songs taken from the 66-year-old's back catalogue.

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Enter To Win The Third Soundtrack Album From 'One Tree Hill'

May 4th, 2007 6:00pm EDT
One Tree Hill
The CW Network drama One Tree Hill has often offered its fans unique opportunities to interact with its characters and their storylines outside of traditional television viewing. The show's latest effort to reach viewers takes the cast and crew from their North Carolina set to the small town of Honey Grove, Texas. Everyone knows that a good mix of music is the key to any road trip's success. "The Road Mix" is the third soundtrack of One Tree Hill.

An upcoming episode of One Tree Hill follows Lucas (Chad Michael Murray), Peyton (Hilarie Burton), Brooke (Sophia Bush), Nathan (James La...
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Third Soundtrack Album From 'One Tree Hill' To Be Released April 3

March 29th, 2007 9:00pm EDT
One Tree Hill
The CW Network drama One Tree Hill has often offered its fans unique opportunities to interact with its characters and their storylines outside of traditional television viewing. The show's latest effort to reach viewers takes the cast and crew from their North Carolina set to the small town of Honey Grove, Texas. Everyone knows that a good mix of music is the key to any road trip's success. "The Road Mix," the third soundtrack of One Tree Hill, will be released on Tuesday, April 3.

An upcoming episode of One Tree Hill follows Lucas (Chad Michael Murray), Peyton (Hilarie Burton), Br...
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Top Band To Know In 2007: Annuals

March 25th, 2007 11:00am EDT
Annuals
North Carolina band Annuals will be in the March issue of Alternative Press as one of their Top Bands to Know in 2007. Their album Be He Me is currently out on Ace Fu Records.

Annuals are as close as possible to being a family without sharing the same DNA. Long-time friends Adam Baker (Singer/Songwriter), Kenny Florence (Guitar) and Mike Robinson (Bass) have been in bands together since they were children, about 7 years now. In the last few years, Zack Oden (Drums/Guitar), Anna Spence (Piano/Synth), and Nick Radford (Drums), no one over the age of 22, have joined the lineup.

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Neko Case Talks About Her New Album

November 23rd, 2005 10:29am EST
Neko Case
"I've given up on typical song structure," says Neko Case, reflecting on the twelve new songs on her ambitious, riveting new album 'Fox Confessor Brings The Flood" (due March 7 on Anti- Records). "I want to say what I have to say and then get out." But a close listen will reveal that Case hasn't so much given up on the typical verse-chorus-verse construct as transcended it, creating a majestic album that resonates more deeply with each listen.

"With this album," Neko Case reflects, "I wanted to try and figure out how fairy tales were born." But 'Fox Confessor' doesn't dissect the form;...
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