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Birch’s Music Monday

We’ve rounded up the latest and greatest of music for you to listen to and enjoy on this beautiful Monday afternoon. First, head over to NPR to have a first listen to the new album from the Icelandic sextet, Of Monsters and Men, titled My Head Is An Animal before it’s out April 3rd… …check out this fabulous animated video from Brooklyn based band Balthrop, Alabama… …lastly, don’t miss the new single from Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros called “Man on Fire” from their upcoming album Here out May...

March Artist Residency: Rose Jaffe

  This month, we’ll be featuring the art of artist Rose Jaffe on our walls. Rose is an illustrator with a focus in portraiture, caricature, and editorial cartooning. Her work has been published in The Michigan Daily, Consider Magazine, The Gargoyle Magazine, The Huffington Post online feature of Six Word Memoirs, The Hook Online Magazine and The Occupied Washington Times. Jaffe says on her website: “The art of transforming the essence of subject into lines and color on a page is simply delightful and endlessly exciting.” We agree. Come on in and check it out or visit her site,...

Birch’s Music Monday

Welcome back to another edition of Birch’s Music Monday featuring the best of new music from this past week. Check it out! First, take a listen to the first new album from indie folk-rockers, The Shins in the past 5 years. Port of Morrow was very much worth the wait… …next, feast your ears on the new EP, Silent Hour/Golden, from Daniel Rossen sounding very Grizzly Bear-esce… …lastly, watch Spiritualized new video for their single “Hey Jane” from thier upcoming release, Sweet Heart Sweet Light, out April...

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