Articles tagged folk rock

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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14 Apr 2016 // 2:20 AM

Ben Watt: Fever Dream

Ben Watt’s Fever Dream resembles those dark Impressionist paintings where everything bleeds together in the rain.

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Andrew Bird: Are You Serious

Andrew Bird returns with the same sinuous, gypsy-folk style, but introduces a newfound thematic interest in love's complexities

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Grant-Lee Phillips: The Narrows

Phillips' “The Narrows” is self-assured alt-country from a songwriting veteran.

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18 Mar 2016 // 2:10 AM

Bonnie Raitt: Dig in Deep

One of the most dependable artists of her generation, the road and the music are linked indelibly to Bonnie Raitt’s identity. And we’re all the better for it.

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9 Mar 2016 // 3:30 AM

Jeff Buckley: You and I

Hello old friend, goodbye dry eyes.

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Wussy: Forever Sounds

Wussy doesn't give us anything that comes easy, and that holds true here even if the band is changing in other ways.

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Thao and the Get Down Stay Down: A Man Alive

Thao's idiosyncrasies make her unique, but also hamper her accessibility. But it pays dividends for listeners willing to give A Man Alive a few chances.

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Greg Laswell: Everyone Thinks I Dodged a Bullet

Laswell’s sixth release for Vanguard gets off to a promising start with the title track, but quickly falls into a sequence of spurned-love put down songs that fail to make a significant emotional connection.

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Kevin Morby - “I Have Been to the Mountain” (Singles Going Steady)

Nice vocal harmonies and brass accents do a lot to add to "I Have Been to the Mountain's" atmosphere.

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Bert Jansch: Avocet (Special Edition)

To say Avocet is representative of Bert Jansch’s other work would be missing the mark because it’s so individual and unique.

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20 Jan 2016 // 12:34 PM

Peter Case: HWY 62

Peter Case understands that life at the margins really means one is at the center of things.

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20 Jan 2016 // 3:20 AM

Daughter: Not to Disappear

Daughter's Not to Disappear beautifully distills what it means to be human and to experience pain, but with far greater nuance and maturity than their debut.

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Annabelle’s Curse: Worn Out Skin

An engaging reinvention of classic American sound.

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Turin Brakes - “Keep Me Around” (video) (premiere)

British folk rock band Turin Brakes return on January 29th with a brand new record, Lost Property, and more melodic hooks that never quit.

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Shearwater: Jet Plane and Oxbow

Jet Plane and Oxbow is a remarkably polished, alluring, and dignified accomplishment.

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The Sound and the Warmth: An Interview with Cardiknox

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"New York's Cardiknox are taking more steps in their goal of world domination. With their debut record Portrait out, the band are dreaming big, wanting to transcend the indie pop scene.

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