Articles tagged folk rock

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 // 2:30 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 // 2:15 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 // 2:00 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 // 1:13 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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Fairport Convention: Myths and Heroes

In some ways, Fairport's new album, Myths and Heroes is a bit of a throwback to their hallowed legacy.

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8 May 2015 // 4:30 AM

The Weepies: Sirens

Captivating folk-pop tracks that will please fans of the band.

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Mumford & Sons: Wilder Mind

Wilder Mind is simultaneously the worst and most honest Mumford & Sons outing.

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Great Lake Swimmers: A Forest of Arms

A solid album with a number of beguiling songs and a lot of spirit, A Forest of Arms is the sound of a band well into their musical journey, with many more miles still to go.

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Kristian Bush: Southern Gravity

This isn’t disconnected from the current country-radio charts entirely; some of what he’s doing is taking familiar tropes and making them sound “fun” and easily digestible.

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17 Apr 2015 // 2:05 AM

The Staves: If I Was

The tightly woven harmonies of these three sisters evoke the old souls and sounds of British folk while offering an updated feminine perspective.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Ooh La La"

// Sound Affects

"Lifestyle's penultimate track eases the pace and finds fresh nuance and depth in a rock classic, as Silkworm offer their take on the Faces' "Ooh La La".

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