Articles tagged folk rock

Van Morrison: Astral Weeks / His Band and the Street Choir

These new re-releases of Morrison's mystical masterwork and its unheralded little brother are especially welcome.

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11 Nov 2015 // 2:15 AM

Bert Jansch: Moonshine

Earth Recordings continues its excavation of Bert Jansch’s catalog, here reissuing 1973’s haunting Moonshine.

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Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge 1965–1966

Bob Dylan opens the vault to his most important period, the golden age that produced his three greatest albums.

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14 Oct 2015 // 1:10 AM

Trader Horne: Morning Way

Morning Way remains a pleasant one-off curiosity, full of cheery tunes well worth a belated listen, its quaint optimism refreshing even now.

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City and Colour: If I Should Go Before You

City and Colour’s latest showcases the conflicting elements that, ahem, color Dallas Green’s music.

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Co-Pilgrim - ‘Slows to Go’ (album stream) (premiere)

The UK band uses vocal harmonies to stunning effect on this sumptuous new album.

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Distant Cousins - “Taste of Tomorrow” (audio) (premiere)

Expect to hear this sunny tune at summer festivals in 2016.

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Glen Hansard: Didn’t He Ramble

So much of the dialogue in Didn’t He Ramble is filled with empathy and understanding, Hansard no longer lamenting heartache but encouraging the subject of his stories.

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The Waifs - “Black Dirt Track” (video) (premiere)

The sisters in the Waifs revisit their past in the video for their new song.

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Blitzen Trapper - “All Across This Land” (audio) (premiere)

The Portland band focuses more on the rock on their new single, with fabulous results.

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Jim Croce: The Definitive Croce

Jim Croce is an essential artist, but The Definitive Croce is not an essential record.

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21 Jul 2015 // 1:30 AM

Wilco: Star Wars

Saying "What's more fun than a surprise?" Wilco drops their shortest, barest album in their career, and it feels fresh and new.

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17 Jul 2015 // 1:15 AM

Ike Reilly: Born on Fire

In his 2015 offering, rock 'n' roll troubadour Ike Reilly defines the genre, and then some.

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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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Christian Lopez Band: Onward

Onward is inoffensive, vivacious folk-rock that’s delightfully reflective of the shortcomings and hopes of a young man with the whole world ahead of him.

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11 Jun 2015 // 1:00 AM

Keller Williams: Vape

Keller Williams' new album, Vape offers another example of his willingness to stretch his parameters.

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The Deer Run Drifters: Restless Youth

On their sophomore LP Restless Youth, it’s evident that the band has something to prove in that they’re not just another string band.

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Indigo Girls: One Lost Day

The Indigo Girls are still at the top of their game on One Lost Day.

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26 May 2015 // 12:13 PM

Richard Thompson - “All Buttoned Up” (audio)

Richard Thompson's latest album Still releases June 23rd via Fantasy Records and today he drops his latest single from the effort, "All Buttoned Up".

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Darren Hanlon: Where Did You Come From?

Hanlon, the Australian, was walking on hallowed American ground when he recorded these songs. But they're still very much his songs -- elevating his own personal style to new heights.

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