Articles tagged folk rock

Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards - “California Calling” (video) (premiere)

Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards create a stunning, forward-looking sound that charts a path for innovation in folk music.

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Jerry Yester: Pass Your Light Around

The songs reflect the '70s, the time from which they emerged. This music recalls the soft pop of that era.

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13 Oct 2017 // 2:30 AM

Robert Plant: Carry Fire

The latest album from the voice of Led Zeppelin is another top-notch, adventurous collection of music that’s nearly impossible to classify.

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Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams: Contraband Love

The truest Americana doesn’t just convey sound; it captures feeling. On their sophomore release, Campbell and Williams prove themselves masters of the form in the fullest sense.

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9 Oct 2017 // 10:55 AM

Belle and Sebastian - “We Were Beautiful” (Singles Going Steady)

The track suggests the future will happen. Looking backward is no way to move forward.

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9 Oct 2017 // 8:24 AM

David Crosby: Sky Trails

David Crosby gets a second (third? fourth?) wind and releases two albums in less than a year. Good ones, too...

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Lucinda Williams: This Sweet Old World

Redoing an entire album is a surprising and bold move, but on This Sweet Old World the gambit pays off. It's anything but a retread.

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Pentangle: The Albums: 1968-1972

A definitive collection and an opportunity to re-evaluate one of the most important and underappreciated bands of the British Folk Revival.

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Feral Conservatives - “Angels” (audio) (premiere)

Indie rockers Feral Conservatives are adopting a brand new, nostalgic sound with their latest single "Angels".

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Langhorne Slim - “House of My Soul” (audio) (premiere)

Langhorne Slim is back with his incomparable folk music that urges people to reconnect with each other in meaningful ways.

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Stills & Collins: Everybody Knows

Their voices blend together well, especially on the title song. The roughness of Stephen Stills’ leathery vocals meshes well with Judy Collins’ velvety crooning and fits the black humor of Cohen’s lyrics.

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The Sound of Ghosts - “Train to Nowhere” (audio) (premiere)

Blazing Americana inspired by a lust for adventure and an escape from the usual routine.

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Chris Hillman: Bidin’ My Time

The former Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers member revisits classic musical pathways on the sturdy Americana release Bidin’ My Time, his first effort in more than ten years.

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Small Souls - ‘Unheard, Unseen’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Portland duo Small Souls aims to do for folk what newgrass did for bluegrass with their "post-folk" sound.

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28 Aug 2017 // 2:30 AM

Iron & Wine: Beast Epic

Sam Beam returns to his roots with a warm acoustic record which is often understated but packed with emotional power and arguably his strongest vocal performance to date

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Gogol Bordello: Seekers and Finders

The immigrant punks of Gogol Bordello are back with odes to world wandering and anarchic party spirit on Seekers and Finders.

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17 Aug 2017 // 2:15 AM

The Accidentals: Odyssey

The Accidentals deftly blend a mélange of musical influences on their major label debut.

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Common Deer - “Glass” (video) (premiere)

This latest offering from the Canadian "orchestral indie" quintet is a charming and somber gem.

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15 Aug 2017 // 2:30 AM

Grizzly Bear: Painted Ruins

Grizzly Bear returns with Painted Ruins, the band's best album to date.

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Father John Misty - “Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution”

Father John tackles the modern age and wins. It’s hard to write an anti-consumerist tune and not come off as monumentally preachy, but he just about does it.

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"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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