Articles tagged folk rock

23 Sep 2016 // 12:00 PM

Donovan Woods - “What They Mean” (video) (premiere)

Donovan Woods releases another clever song about love and loss.

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Chad & Jeremy: Yesterday’s Gone: Complete Ember & World Artists Recordings

Cherry Red collects Chad & Jeremy’s complete early albums along with a handful of singles, alternate mixes, B-sides, and live cuts, resulting in a hodgepodge that's equal parts beauty and filler.

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The Turtles: All the Singles

This collection is for the completest or the historian.

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8 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM

Okkervil River: Away

Wherever Will Sheff sets his guitar case down, there is Okkervil River.

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The Traveling Wilburys: The Traveling Wilburys Collection

The fact that the Traveling Wilburys even happened is what will be remembered most about the group, less so the songs they wrote together.

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Out of the Ashes and Making Smashes: Welcoming Whitney

Born from the ashes of Chicago's beloved rock stalwarts Smith Westerns comes Whitney: a sly pop duo whose sharp changes in direction and sound may very well change your life.

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2 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM

Angel Olsen: My Woman

Angel Olsen elaborates on the disparate missions of her last two releases while reaching out to new stylistic territory on My Woman, her most dynamic album yet.

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Tattletale Saints - “Big City Women” (video) (premiere)

“Big City Women” is a tale of woe and disillusionment wrapped up in soft guitar and upright bass, a lament of the anonymizing power of the city in a homey package.

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Jonah Tolchin: Thousand Mile Night

Jonah Tolchin drives the Americana genre forward with a reverent eye in the rear view mirror and a right foot heavy on the gas.

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1 Aug 2016 // 1:00 PM

Keaton Henson - “Alright” (Singles Going Steady)

Keaton Henson is a purist singer-songwriter that wears his old soul on his sleeve.

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The Brevet - “Hold On” (video) (premiere)

The Brevet flies on their undying energy, a massive and effusive stage presence.

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Edison - “Open Road” (audio) (premiere)

Edison’s “Open Road” is an upbeat piece of acoustically-inclined folk, all harmonicas and handclaps and good cheer.

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Band of Horses: Why Are You OK

Even though Why Are You Okay features some of Band of Horses' best work in a long time, it's still only slightly above average at best.

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The Avett Brothers: True Sadness

On their latest, the Avetts set their past, present, and future front-and-center in compelling fashion.

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12 Jul 2016 // 2:15 AM

Beth Orton: Kidsticks

British songwriter Beth Orton stretches to the heavens on her latest album.

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Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders: Garcia Live Volume Six: July 5, 1973

Their partnership lasted about four years and 250 shows but a new archival record suggests that it was some of the best music either Merl Saunders or Jerry Garcia made at the time. And just who is that mystery trumpeter?

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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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