Articles tagged folk rock

Whitehorse: The Northern South Vol. 1

The sexy cuts sound dirty, and the others -- oh, there are no others; after all, this is blues rock -- sound just as dirty.

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The Other Side of Terry Reid

In the middle of his busiest year in recent memory, Terry Reid -- subject of documentaries, rarities releases, and even Johnny Depp's affection -- could not be more excited.

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John Doe - “A Little Help” ft. Chan Marshall (Singles Going Steady)

John Doe moves away from the punk sounds of X to a solo career more geared toward bluesy roots rock.

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Sing My Songs to Me: Eric Johnson on the Return of Fruit Bats

Having left behind a highly identifiable name in 2013, Eric Johnson embarked on a career as EDJ. The music stayed the same but, Johnson says, a little bit of confusion in the marketplace had to go.

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The Felice Brothers: Life in the Dark

"The rain in Maine / Is made of Novocaine… / Minnesota / Is made of baking soda."

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Flea-Market Music: On the Glorious Cacophony of The Felice Brothers

Their style is loose, but not without form; cluttered, though sometimes spare; common, but not ordinary; discounted, but not cheap; public, but out-of-the-way; historical, but liable to disappear at any moment.

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13 Jun 2016 // 3:00 AM

Destruction and Space: An Interview with Heron Oblivion

The heavy psych supergroup (that's half of Comets on Fire, Espers' Meg Baird and guitar wizard Charlie Saufley) makes a beautiful noise, with plenty of space for reflection and experiment.

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Highland Kites - “This War Inside” (audio) (premiere)

Folk rock duo release dancier, darker number from forthcoming EP.

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Watching for Foxes - ‘Undone Bird’ (album stream) (premiere)

Among the slew of rising Michigan artists in the music industry, Grand Rapids' Watching for Foxes are the ones with the most to prove.

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Leland Sundries - ‘Music for Outcasts’ (album stream) (premiere)

Leland Sundries return with more folk rock awesomeness on their new album, Music for Outcasts.

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Astrally Project Myself Into the Life of Someone Else: An Interview With Beth Orton

Everyone thinks they've pegged Beth Orton. But her sharp turn towards bedroom dance-rock, she's thrown all her fans for a loop -- and she's loving it.

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Ryan Adams: Heartbreaker (Deluxe Reissue)

Powerful outtakes and soul-searching demos add even greater power to Ryan Adams' iconic debut.

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23 May 2016 // 2:30 AM

Hecklers in the Van: A Tour Dispatch from Wussy

Yeah, sure: say that Wussy typify the "Midwestern sound," but do so at your own risk, lest you miss out on blazing songs dealing with alien gods and Biblical reckonings.

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20 May 2016 // 8:44 AM

Bob Dylan: Fallen Angels

Fallen Angels is a touching tribute to Dylan’s continued passion for music, his love of performing and a celebration of some damn good songs.

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Fruit Bats: Absolute Loser

The best stuff on the solid Absolute Loser makes for a welcome return of an underrated American band.

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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros: PersonA

Edward Sharpe's bombastic hippie-folk utopianism takes a darker hue in PersonA

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27 Apr 2016 // 12:00 PM

Aoife O’Donovan - “Porch Light” (Singles Going Steady)

Porch Light" dovetails folk-ballad moodiness with bustling bluegrass energy.

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27 Apr 2016 // 9:49 AM

Beth Orton - “1973” (Singles Going Steady)

Beth Orton adopts the synth-centric instrumentation and airy melodic sensibility of '80s pop on "1973".

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Woods: City Sun Eater in the River of Light

A slight step out of the comfort zone from Brooklyn's Woods, one of indie rock's most reliable and steady voices

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18 Apr 2016 // 2:30 AM

Kevin Morby: Singing Saw

Singing Saw is a breakthrough record for Kevin Morby, brimming with vibrant imagery and fluid orchestration.

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Intimacy with the Devil: Horror and 'the static speaks my name'

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"the static speaks my name creates an uncomfortable intimacy between the player and the protagonist.

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