Sturgill Simpson

On Sept. 27, Sturgill Simpson released his new album, Sound & Fury — a slate of rage-fueled rock songs and an accompanying anime film which shares the title. Set to the album's music, the film takes place in a dystopian world, filled with fire and fast cars, an animated visual bonanza that takes the anger of the album as its driving narrative engine. This pairing — mildly surprising, maybe, for a country star — was released on Netflix, which has been amassing an arsenal of music-related projects for the last few years.

Every Tuesday, The Spy adds new music to its rotation. Here are the adds for the week of September 3, 2019. This week's playlist includes a collaborative song from Thom Yorke and Flea, Bombay Bicycle Club's first new song in five years, a track from Sturgill Simpson's upcoming film, and so much more.

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If Sturgill Simpson seemed like an unlikely country star before — back when the Kentuckian was showcasing his rambl

The Tree of Forgiveness, his first album of originals in 13 years, is not just classic John Prine. When so much of humanity seems closed off, Prine knows when to be a little goofy, too.

Images of Kentucky are often reduced to coal miners, bourbon, horse-racing and Loretta Lynn. This year, Oxford American magazine has dedicated its annual music issue entirely to Kentucky, and it explores soul jazz, punk rock, rap and more from the Bluegrass State.

Tonight, the Americana Music Festival will host the 16th annual Americana Music Association Honors & Awards show, honoring the singers, songwriters and instrumentalists in the field of American roots music (including alternative country, folk, bluegrass and blues & R&B). The ceremony, hosted once again by Jim Lauderdale, will be held at the Ryman Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. CST/7:30 p.m. EST. NPR Music, World Cafe Nashville and WMOT are providing this exclusive live web stream.

Jon Mooneyham's 10 Favorite Albums of 2016

Jan 5, 2017

Jon Mooneyham, host of Everything All At Once Forever and Millions Now Listening Will Never Die, shares his 10 favorite albums of 2016, in alphabetical order:

The Belbury Poly - New Ways Out

Josh DeLozier's Top 13 Songs of 2016

Jan 4, 2017

Wiretap, an hour-long countdown of 13 hottest alternative songs of the week, debuts Friday night at 9 p.m.

We asked Josh DeLozier, the show's host and The Spy's general manager, to list his top songs of 2016:

13. Junebug Spade - "Turn You On"

 

This is Sample Size, our weekly new music feature with KOSU's Ryan LaCroix and LOOKatOKC music critic Matt Carney.

Today, Matt brings us new music from Sturgill SimpsonCar Seat Headrest, and Youth in Bloom.  

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