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A Fragile Tomorrow, “I Just Never Said Enough” (2010): One Track Mind

A Fragile Tomorrow, “I Just Never Said Enough” (2010): One Track Mind

Photo from A Fragile Tomorrow’s ReverbNation page by Nick DeRiso A Fragile Tomorrow builds out from the country-rock synthesis of pathfinders like the Band and the Byrds, starting with the new-wave attitude and propulsive rhythms of descendent bands like R.E.M. and the dBs. But there’s something else, lodged in amidst the brailing mandolin and stamping beat, this heartfelt gravitas. TurnsRead More

2010's top unsigned acts – well, OK, some of them, anyway

2010's top unsigned acts – well, OK, some of them, anyway

by Nick DeRiso Let’s get this admission out of the way: Picking the best of 2010’s unsigned treasures is like trying to determine your favorite grain of sand. There are far too many, really, to make any reasonable guess — and the whole time you’re walking around with a bucket in an attempt to actually decide, you keep finding more,Read More

Haley Dreis, “All For You” (2010): Download

Haley Dreis, “All For You” (2010): Download

Photograph by Clayton Bozard by Nick DeRiso Haley Dreis likes to fiddle with expectations. You wouldn’t expect a classically trained violinist to dabble in pop music. And you wouldn’t expect the self-confident nuance of “All For You” from someone who only began writing mainstream songs three years ago. Yet she does both on the captivatingly poised and radio-ready “All ForRead More

Emily Hearn, “Maybe” (2010): One Track Mind

Emily Hearn, “Maybe” (2010): One Track Mind

Photograph by Amy Dey by Nick DeRiso A radiant uncertainty runs through “Maybe,” Emily Hearn’s song about the confusion and memorable pain of a lonely young heart. OK, there’s a girl, and there’s a guy, and the guy won’t give her the time of day. This, we’ve heard before. But Hearn, singing with an oaken longing reminescent of Patty GriffinRead More

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