Articles tagged breathe owl breathe, bill callahan, indie folk

El Tryptophan - ‘Guilt Vacation’ (album stream) (premiere)

Gryphon Rue's eccentric new album is indie pop at its most imaginative.

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Bones & Beeker - “Oh Lord” (audio) (premiere)

Hip-hop and indie folk mesh beautifully on this track by the Minneapolis duo.

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Duquette Johnston - “It Was You” (video) (premiere)

A simple portrait of family life captures the soul of Duquette Johnston's track beautifully.

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Noah Gundersen: Carry the Ghost

Beautiful, melancholy folk-pop that wrestles with spiritual and philosophical matters.

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Bay Uno - “Don’t Come Around here” (video) (premiere)

Enigmatic indie folk music is given a gorgeous visual rendering on this new video.

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Shanee Pink - “Brutal Heart” (audio) (premiere)

The Los Angeles singer-songwriter makes a vivid impression on her brand new track from her upcoming EP.

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Jesse Payne - ‘Heirloom’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Alabama singer-songwriter's latest album offers a contemplative take on Americana.

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5 Aug 2015 // 1:30 AM

Mac DeMarco: Another One

Whether his heartbreak is the fault of geography or the turn of love’s fickle tides, Another One continues to flex DeMarco’s unique gifts for phrasing and double meanings.

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Salim Nourallah: Skeleton Closet

Salim Nourallah’s knack for capturing the spirit of pure pop within the context of razor sharp hooks and sweet, seductive melodies make for pure old school enjoyment.

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Reservations - ‘Taking Time’ (album stream) (premiere)

The sumptuous debut album by the Austin trio shows remarkable maturity.

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The Parlor - “Wishes in the Sheets” (audio) (premiere)

The upstate New York band focus on the more psychedelic side of indie folk on their latest track.

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Seth Glier - “It’s a Bitch! (Craigslist)” (audio) (premiere)

Who says an activist singer-songwriter can't be funny?

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Family & Friends - “Vestiges” (audio) (Premiere)

Americana roots collective Family & Friends shares a track with PopMatters from their upcoming new EP.

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Dawes: All Your Favorite Bands

The rootsy SoCal group stays the course on album number four, begging the question of whether honing a narrowly-defined sound amounts to progress.

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Joel Plaskett: Park Avenue Sobriety Test

These blues are cast as irrational, but also related to the pressures of aging; awareness of death, what can manifest itself as mid-life crisis.

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Songs of Water - ‘Stars and Dust’ (album stream) (Premiere)

The lush indie folk of the new album by North Carolina's Songs of Water, Stars and Dust, is an enveloping musical experience.

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21 May 2015 // 2:20 AM

The Acorn: Vieux Loup

Vieux Loup is more of a holding pattern than a great revelation.

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18 May 2015 // 2:15 AM

Juan Wauters: Who Me?

Wauters slouches, sighs, and whines his way to goofy charm.

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Jenn Grant - ‘Compostela’ (album stream) (Premiere)

The Juno-nominated singer/songwriter Jenn Grant's newest LP, Compostela, will see its stateside release next week.

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The Tallest Man on Earth: Dark Bird Is Home

What do you do when “the new Dylan” starts to sound like the old Don Henley? If you're wise, you'll dive in and listen more deeply.

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