Marissa Nadler

We chat with the Bostonian singer-songwriter about the fine (if nonexistent) line between a sad and happy song, collaborating with Okkervil River and exploring the “strangeness of reality.”

Marissa Nadler: July

Marissa Nadler July (Sacred Bones) 4 out of 5 stars Breakup albums aren’t typically joyful affairs. Add the always melancholy Marissa Nadler to the equation and you have a pity party waiting to happen. That’s not to undermine the sheer … Continued

The Muse January Sampler

In conjunction with our January/February  issue, American Songwriter proudly presents The Muse January Sampler, featuring must-hear tracks from some of our favorite artists. And the best thing about it? It’s free! You can download the sampler by going to … Continued

American Songwriter’s Top 50 Songs Of 2011

Listen to all of the songs on our Top 50 list on Spotify (with a few exceptions) by clicking the button below. View our Albums Of The Year list here. 50. Smith Westerns: “All Die Young” These Chicago art-rockers smirk … Continued

Carter Tanton: The Joy Of A Musical Multitasker

Over the past five years, Carter Tanton has found himself in a variety of musical roles, proving to be a true musical jack-of-all-trades. While he’s primarily known as a songwriter under his own name as well as the now-defunct group … Continued