Torn (up) On the 4th of July Mixtape

July 4th may be on a Wednesday this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t rock out like it’s on a Friday. We’ve got your cookout soundtrack covered with a classic rock throwback that bleeds red, white and blue.

What’s New In Music: Bruce Springsteen, White Rabbits, Andrew Bird

This Week: Yellow Ostrich grows up a bit but keeps it catchy; Folk-Rock superstar Andrew Bird’s sixth release, Break It Yourself; Brooklyn’s White Rabbits pull it all together on LP #3; Nite Jewel’s One Second of Love: clarity, charisma, disco lite; The Boss is back with socially charged rock on Wrecking Ball.

I Can’t Hear You: Seven Great Unreleased Albums

One of the most pleasant aspects to the music industry’s self-immolation has been the willingness of labels and artists to reconsider putting out records fans had all but given up on ever being able to buy in a store. Last decade, for instance, we saw releases of…