Articles tagged folk rock

17 Aug 2017 // 2:15 AM

The Accidentals: Odyssey

The Accidentals deftly blend a mélange of musical influences on their major label debut.

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Common Deer - “Glass” (video) (premiere)

This latest offering from the Canadian "orchestral indie" quintet is a charming and somber gem.

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15 Aug 2017 // 2:30 AM

Grizzly Bear: Painted Ruins

Grizzly Bear returns with Painted Ruins, the band's best album to date.

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Father John Misty - “Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution”

Father John tackles the modern age and wins. It’s hard to write an anti-consumerist tune and not come off as monumentally preachy, but he just about does it.

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The Karpinka Brothers - “You Make It Look Easy” (audio) (premiere)

An infectiously positive track from the Saskatoon folk-rockers with a retro-styled backbeat to boot.

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Peter Himmelman: There Is No Calamity

Veteran singer-songwriter Peter Himmelman is back yet again

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Newport Folk Festival 2017 Hit All the Right Notes

A great weekend at Newport includes watching talented, diverse performers, participating in a protest song sing-along and maybe a lobster roll.

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4 Aug 2017 // 10:24 AM

Grizzly Bear - “Neighbors” (Singles Going Steady)

Grizzly Bear's latest video has a sort of David Lynch-goes-Game of Thrones quality thing going on.

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This Is the Kit: Moonshine Freeze

Katie Stables and Co. shimmer and shine in focused and layered fifth full-length LP.

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Perennial Underdogs, Dion and Norton Prove a Perfect Pairing

Norton Records co-founder Miriam Linna talks with PopMatters about the origins of their new, until-now unreleased lost Dion album recorded in 1965, which shows Dion to have been at the vanguard of the forthcoming folk rock boom.

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Fairport Convention: Come All Ye - The First Ten Years

From Leonard Cohen covers to radical re-interpretations of traditional English folk songs, Fairport Convention quietly turned their backs on the psychedelic '60s in favour of 17th-century child ballads.

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Manzanita Falls - ‘Abilene’ (album stream) (premiere)

Folk-influenced indie rock inspired by the complexities of life and death.

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26 Jul 2017 // 8:15 AM

Big Thief: Capacity

Big Thief's sophomore release takes on a more reserved sound without sacrificing emotional, quality songwriting.

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24 Jul 2017 // 9:21 AM

Iron & Wine - “Call It Dreaming” (Singles Going Steady)

Iron & Wine writes songs for days and nights you'll remember long after they have faded into the past.

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Brad Peterson - “What the Open Heart Allows” (audio) (premiere)

Psychedelic, uplifting folk-rock written, produced, and performed inside of a garden shed studio.

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Whitehorse: Panther in the Dollhouse

The music has a Western movie vibe and offers an aural CinemaScope in black and white where the color sometimes bleeds in. Is that blood really red?

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Ryan Adams & The Unknown Band Take the Berkeley Greek Prisoner

Ryan Adams rocks the People's Republic of Berkeley for his "best show ever"?

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Midnight North: Under the Lights

The blend between their rock side and their country/folk side is actually what makes Midnight North a relatively unique band.

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Four Voices Is a Quartet of Greats: Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Amy Ray, Emily Saliers

Folk artists Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Indigo Girls Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have joined forces in the collaboration Four Voices.

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Nathaniel Rateliff: In Memory of Loss (Reissue)

Put out only seven years after its initial release, this reissue does little to expand its original incarnation.

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