If you didn't know that twine being pulled in different directions or the slight bowing of cello strings could be beautiful, this video will make you think otherwise. This video is gentle like "Embrace" from Ben Sollee's upcoming album, Inclusions; it is slow and calming,...

Seattle is known for its dreary weather. What Seattle isn't necessarily known for is the random incredibly clear, sunny, gorgeous days that very sporadically occur in April. The same night I was supposed to spend an evening with The Cave Singers happened to be on...

Thanks to sustaining crisp production throughout her latest record, Philharmonics, Agnes Obel sounds like a faerie whispering sweet nothings -- and occasional sour musings -- into your ear. Philharmonics is pleasant enough, but more than that, it's patient -- trumping along in a way that...

Unfortunately, El Boy Die's 2010 release, Black Hawk Ladies And Tambourins, slipped any kind of major coverage on REDEFINE, but this video for "Dead Kings" will have to serve as a primer. A video collage of grainy archival war footage, the sights are incredible but...

This grainy video for "Grown Ocean" takes on a documentary bent, capturing the vibes of small, woodsy towns that could be as easily be set in the Pacific Northwest as in near the Appalachian Mountains. And perhaps this is the beauty of this video; without...

O'Death are an "American Gothic Country band" -- which might not seem to make that much sense, until you listen to their music while watching their music videos, which seem bizarre and ritualistic in a creepy, East Coast woodsy kind of way (and serving as...

The meteoric rise of Seattle's folk pop band The Head And The Heart is truly something legends are made of. The band went from forming at an open mic night in a local bar to garnering praise from NPR and pretty much everyone who has...

Colombia's true sonic treasures from within, cultivated and enriched by an artistic population that is bridging the long-standing cultural divide between the nation’s European/indigenous Andean interior and its massive Afro-Colombian population along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts....

Ryan Sollee of The Builders And The Butchers sings like he is the lovechild of Colin Meloy (of The Decemberists) and Jeff Mangum (of Neutral Milk Hotel). He croons nasally and lyricizes darkly. On the band's latest album, Dead Reckoning, he appropriately breaks his...