Articles tagged folk

The Henrys - “A Weaker One” (audio) (Premiere)

"A Weaker One" comes off of Quiet Industry, the first album in six years from the Toronto-based outfit the Henrys.

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Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino: Quaranta

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino marks its 40th anniversary with a portrait of Italy and its discontents.

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Jayme Stone: Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project

Presenting much more to its audience than simple background history, the album is a leap through time and an introduction to the life of a man worthy of being celebrated.

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18 May 2015 // 11:00 AM

20 Questions: Ryley Walker

The Chicago folk star is riding high on his daring, genre-bending new disc, but would much rather talk about Led Zeppelin III and that one perfect Mark Ruffalo movie that brought him to tears.

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Josh Gilligan - ‘Steady On’ (album stream) (Premiere)

Evoking the tunefulness of singer/songwriters like Paul Simon and Gordon Lightfoot, Josh Gilligan timelessly evokes the acoustic folk of the '70s with his new LP Steady On.

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18 May 2015 // 3:15 AM

Juan Wauters: Who Me?

Wauters slouches, sighs, and whines his way to goofy charm.

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Leo Bud Welch: I Don’t Prefer No Blues

On this latest album, Leo Bud Welch makes the blues sound like the future and, at 82 years old, his future is bright.

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13 May 2015 // 1:05 PM

Mt. Wolf: Red

As a first foray into the world of studio recording with a founding member lost, the collective does better than most in more than making up for a missing piece.

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13 May 2015 // 3:30 AM

The Weather Station: Loyalty

Taking up the mantle of great Canadian singer-songwriters, the Weather Station’s Tamara Lindeman delivers her masterpiece.

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Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys: Ionia

Michigan-based four-piece Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys routinely mix roots, bluegrass and Americana influences into their own distinct sound on new album Ionia.

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Lyal Strickland: Balanced on Barbed Wire

Before long, Strickland may not be just the Ozarks’ storyteller, but America’s. Balanced on Barbed Wire, both in its production and moxie, represents a strong step in that direction.

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11 May 2015 // 5:00 AM

Too Many Things on Josh Rouse’s Mind

"Exercise, don't drink too much, and call your parents. I don't practice these as often as I should but they are good ideas!"

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The Tallest Man on Earth: Dark Bird Is Home

What do you do when “the new Dylan” starts to sound like the old Don Henley? If you're wise, you'll dive in and listen more deeply.

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Sye Elaine Spence - “1964” (audio) (Premiere)

A simple and gorgeous lullaby, "1964" finds Atlanta artist Sye Elaine Spence paying tribute to her grandmother.

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Jami Lynn - “Texas” (audio) (Premiere)

South Dakota singer/songwriter Jami Lynn's "Texas" is spartan in arrangement but big in simple beauty.

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Melisande [electrotrad]: Les Metamorphoses

If Les Metamorphoses is the future of folk, we’re in good hands.

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Moa Bones - “Take It All Away” (audio) (Premiere)

"Take It All Away" may evoke tumbleweeds pitter-pattering across American desert landscapes, but it's the creation of the Greek folk musician Moa Bones.

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Josh Rouse: The Embers of Time

The 11th album from Josh Rouse continues in a relaxed and chilled-out manner, with some high quality material.

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Dana Sipos - “Portraits” (audio) (Premiere)

The gorgeous nocturne "Portraits" is but one of many reasons to check out the new LP by Canadian roots musician Dana Sipos, Roll Up the Night Sky.

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28 Apr 2015 // 2:06 AM

Brown Bird: Axis Mundi

Brown Bird's final album finds them expanding their sound without sacrificing their personality. And using drums played with hands, not just foot pedals.

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Considering Twitter: An Interview with App Artist Nora Reed

// Moving Pixels

"Twitter is a place where bots prevail. And where they don't rule, people, acting like bots, rule. This uneasy person-bot rapprochement offers a fertile space for artistic exploration.

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