This Town

Fogged Clarity debuts The Executive Function’s song “This Town” in a new music video. More

Will Oldham IV

Will Oldham, aka Bonnie “Prince” Billy, discusses transcendence, Jason Molina, and “The Big Short” in an exclusive audio interview. More

Will Oldham plays Leonard Cohen

Will Oldham aka Bonnie “Prince” Billy covers Leonard Cohen’s “Hunter’s Lullaby”. Will Oldham is a musician and actor living in Louisville, Kentucky. Since 1993, he has released over twenty albums as Palace Brothers, Palace Music, Palace Songs, and the pseudonym under which he has recorded for the past seventeen years, Bonnie “Prince” Billy. As an… More

Finding the One: A Tortoise Retrospective

Tortoise’s story begins, in a sense, to the sound of Coltrane’s golden lamentation, Africa/Brass, its frenetic drone finding the ears, and fingers, of Doug McCombs and John Herndon circa 1988 in Chicago. The two are playing with Michael Cerzigan in a band dubbed “Simple”, and while the trio never manages to perform beyond their rehearsal… More

Euthalia Sonata

The 1st movement of Andrew Trovato’s “Euthalia Sonata” as filmed in a Boston reading room. More

Chris Bathgate

A stunning, human session by an extrodinary musician shot on the dazzling shores of Lake Huron. More

The Hand in the Ocean

A transcendent video session featuring the Detroit-based post-folk trio “The Hand in the Ocean”, shot on location in Northern Michigan’s Les Cheneaux Islands. More

Mike Flores

This February, songwriter Mike Flores got clean after a 12-year battle with opiate addiction. In this stunning video session Mike sings and talks about his struggle, finding grace, and the renewing power of music. We are truly honored to share this film with you. More

Leeway

I’m just an animal, looking for a home. – David Byrne/Talking Heads (1983). ‘I am‘ includes all that has made me so. – John Berger (2013). I taught two classes that day, beginning at 9:30. Crossing Waverly Place, coffee warming the cardboard cup in my right hand, sensing the ground rumble, the sky groan, I… More

Jenn Rawling & Basho Parks

Channeling ghosts from the vastness of the west, Jenn and Basho stripped it down to record this three-song Clarity session. Earnest, with a rusted sweetness, the tracks find these musicians at their finest and most resonant.
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Jayson Kramer

The keyboardist and lead singer of the indie-pop band California Wives discusses the band’s new record, Art History and working with distinguished producer Claudius Mittendorfer. More

Ross Cashiola

The lead singer of Hotel Brotherhood strips it down for this acoustic session. Ross Cashiola’s voice is sublime and makes this session a must-hear. More

Mid-Year Playlist

The following songs were all released this year, all on full-length LP’s. The exception, however, is the track “You and I,” which features Richard Hawley accompanied by The Arctic Monkeys (listed here as The Death Ramps)–a collaboration which I hope will yield more. Some of these songs appear on albums I’ve reviewed here already; the… More

Jeff Beam

Musician Jeff Beam records three strange and lovely acoustic tracks for this exclusive Fogged Clarity Session. More