Cœur de pirate Discusses Her New Album and How Losing Herself Helped Her Find Inspiration Again

Béatrice Martin has just returned to Montreal from France, where the artist known as Cœur de pirate has been recording her fourth album. Despite nagging jet lag, she is content — considering the year she’s had, a notable achievement.   What happened? Everything started crumbling around her. After Martin released her last effort, 2015’s Roses, she toured relentlessly

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U.S. Girls Achieve Balance Between Pissed Off and Buoyant on 'In a Poem Unlimited'

On her last album as U.S. Girls, 2015’s Polaris Music Prize-shortlisted Half Free, Meg Remy’s sample-based songwriting reached storytelling heights only previously hinted at by turning a spotlight on women’s lives. She used each song to explore “a different female character that was expressing some sort inner narrative,” she told Impose magazine that year. But

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DJ Koze turns one of his favorite Bon Iver songs into something new on upcoming album Knock Knock

His first album in five years arrives this spring. This week DJ Koze announced Knock Knock, a guest-packed new album that features vocals from a wild roster including Róisín Murphy, Sophia Kennedy, Arrested Development’s Speech, José González and Bon Iver. While “too many guests” has been a common pitfall for many an electronic album, Koze

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Tune-Yards The Exclaim! Questionnaire

Popularity hasn’t desensitized Tune-Yards frontwoman Merrill Garbus. Four years on from the commercially successful and socially conscious Nikki Nack, Garbus and bassist Nate Brenner are back with a fourth album that gazes headlong into the catastrophe American life. I can feel you creep into my private life finds Garbus speaking to white privilege, environmental disaster

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