NEW MUSIC MONDAY

Banditos

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How do you get a garage/country/folk band? You take a popular live sextet from Birmingham, AL, move them to Nashville, and let them hone a sound melded from whatever styles suit their purposes, and presto!

Teen Jesus & the Jean Teasers

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The garage-pop girls from Australia aren’t going to take it anymore!  “Girl Sports,” from their latest EP, Pretty Good for a Girl Band, was inspired by an unwelcome comment after bassist Jaida Stephenson broke her front teeth in a skateboarding incident. The song bristles with defiance.  The EP is brimming with riot grrl power; the songs are fun and catchy.

Leyla McCalla

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Singer/cellist Leyla McCalla has embraced many musical traditions during her career. After leaving the Carolina Chocolate Drops, a Grammy-winning group renowned for traditional American roots and folk music, she turned her attention to her solo career and her own family heritage.

Bits in Pockets

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Turkish rock band Bits in Pockets has a unique backstory. Though the group is comprised of four friends from high school, they went off to college in Canada and the UK yet continued to make music together while apart.

Fontaines D.C.

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Fontaines DC s back with its third album. Evolving from an invigorating and fresh, new voice of post-punk rockers to a more mature band, the group has become more compelling than ever on Skinty Fia.