Articles tagged folk rock

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings - “Beautiful Scars” (video) (premiere)

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings pen a stunning song about a young mother and release the affecting new video.

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Person You’d Be Proud of: An Interview With Cataldo

Time to put away the Ben Gibbard comparisons, even as Gibbard himself ended up DJ'ing the record release party for Cataldo's fifth indie-pop opus.

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Mark Lanegan Band: Gargoyle

Cult bard's new LP finds him continuing to deliver hardscrabble tales of dashed romance and yearnings for second chances amid bluesy, dark wave-laden compositions.

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20 Apr 2017 // 8:17 AM

Woods: Love Is Love

Woods deliver six new songs about uncertainty, shame, despair, and ultimately hope for a brighter future.

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The Wooden Sky: Swimming in Strange Waters

Swimming in Strange Waters is, by far, the Wooden Sky’s most ambitious album to date.

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Laura Marling: Semper Femina

This is art, not philosophy where the truth of beauty makes one slobber, not just salivate. Desire is too intense for good manners.

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‘Stephen Stills’ Won’t Be Making an Appearance Tonight

This new biography of Stephen Stills is an entertaining and informative overview of one of rock's most durable legends -- even without Stills' input.

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Ryanhood - “Alright Tonight” (video) (premiere)

The Tucson folk-rock duo collaborates with a local photographer in a declaration to set yourself free.

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Father John Misty: Pure Comedy

Joshua Tillman has crafted one of the year’s most undoubtedly ambitious albums, melding of-the-moment musings with classicist songwriting. It’s his best work yet.

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Ha Ha Tonka - “Everything” (video) (premiere)

Ha Ha Tonka shares a joyful vibe with their new video "Everything" that celebrates life's memories and a bit of fun in the sun with friends.

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At Home with Father John Misty: “I’m basically a meme at this point”

“People act like there’s this glut of artists doing what I do,” Father John Misty said. “I’m basically a meme at this point. But who else does this? Even when I’m writing a pop song, my values are markedly different."

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15 Mar 2017 // 2:30 AM

The Shins: Heartworms

Heartworms is a sonic course correction from 2012's Port of Morrow, but the songwriting is still spotty, so it's simply too little, too late.

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David Duchovny Hits the Road to Seek the Musical Truth That’s Out There

The concept of witnessing the man who plays Mulder live on stage in a rock band seems like it’s what’s providing the buzz here for one of the more unique pop culture moments of recent years.

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Wild Rivers - “Do Right” (audio) (premiere)

Canadian folk-pop band Wild Rivers hit just the right notes on their brand new single, "Do Right".

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Elli Perry - “Smoking Gun” (video) (premiere)

Singer-songwriter Elli Perry tackles depression on her new single "Smoking Gun" with fight and verve.

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Valerie June: The Order of Time

Valerie June returns with a stirring journey through time and its impact on love and life.

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Beth Bombara - “Sweet Time” (audio) (premiere)

Beth Bombara has a knack for evoking potent emotions in her performances, and this much is evident in "Sweet Time".

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On a Long Drive: An Interview with Andrew Davie of Bear’s Den

Bear's Den's Andrew Davie spoke with PopMatters about the band's latest album Red Earth & Pouring Rain and touring life after a sold out show at NYC's Bowery Ballroom. Photos included.

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The Wood Brothers: Live at the Barn

In the world of new live records, you could do far worse than Live at the Barn, but it would be quite the task for you to find far better.

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Katie Herzig - “I Want to Make You Proud” (video) (premiere)

Noted folk-pop songwriter Katie Herzig shares a rousing new anthem to celebrate the Women's March and democracy.

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