Whitney: Giving Up

Off the band’s forthcoming sophomore album, Forever Turned Around (out 30 August from Secretly Canadian), Whitney’s new track “Giving Up” is a subtle, joyful continuation of the group’s sonic signature—delicate falsettos from the band’s lead singer, Julien Ehrlich, included. From the suite of horns to the bluesy guitars, this will certainly please longtime fans and newcomers alike.

Country Soul: Brandi Carlile

Move over Shelby. Step aside Sheryl. There’s a new roots-rockin’ girl in town. And her name is Brandi Carlile. Sure, she may sound like a porn star at first glance of her name, but give her self-titled debut a whirl and porn is the furthest thing from your mind. With hints of Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton, this 23-year-old singer-songwriter has the chops, …