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Tuesday, April 23 2013

The Dear Hunter: Migrant

An endearing and impressive collection of beautifully orchestrated indie rock.


Wednesday, April 17 2013

Stephen Fearing: Between Hurricanes

Between Hurricanes is so soft-shoe that it could easily be passed off as being a Roger Whittaker sound-a-like.


Friday, April 5 2013

Vandaveer - “Pretty Polly” (video) (PopMatters Premiere)

Vandaveer revisit the ghastly tale of "Pretty Polly" with a haunting and gorgeously spare arrangement on their new album of murder ballads, Oh, Willie, Please....


Wednesday, April 3 2013

It’s Going to Get Dark: An Interview with the Milk Carton Kids

As they toured in support of their 2011 albums, given away for free online, Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan sat down with PopMatters to drink whiskey and discuss the folk scene, the Canadian Football League, The Simpsons, and the Rocky Mountains.


Sunday, November 25 2012

Dana Falconberry: Leelanau

An exceptional, unique take on orchestral folk that's full of heart, beauty and nature.


Monday, July 16 2012

Baroness: Yellow & Green

With double album Yellow & Green, Baroness finally surface from the suffocating Georgian sludge-swamps to sit amongst the upper echelon of progressive rock royalty.


Thursday, January 26 2012

The Weather Station: All of It Was Mine

Canadian singer-songwriter makes genuine folk record, and it's good!


Tuesday, January 10 2012

Yael Meyer: Everything Will Be Alright

Meyer’s just an average person. That’s her greatest strength and her greatest weakness as a performing artist.


Sunday, December 11 2011

Benjamin Francis Leftwich: Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm

Featuring soulless nonsense where there should be songs, Benjamin Francis Leftwich's debut has grown no more impressive in the time since its U.K. release.


Wednesday, November 9 2011

Ólöf Arnalds: Ólöf Sings EP

The Icelandic singer-songwriter serves up a fine quintet of English-language songs; highlights include covers of Springsteen, Dylan, and Johnny Cash.


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Brown Bird: Salt for Salt (Reviews) [2.Nov.11]
The Migrant: Amerika (Capsule Reviews) [26.Oct.11]
Frigg: Grannen (Reviews) [16.Oct.11]
Crooked Still: Friends of Fall EP (Capsule Reviews) [9.Oct.11]
Dala: Everyone is Someone (Reviews) [9.Oct.11]
Sills & Smith: Uncertain Vista (Capsule Reviews) [4.Oct.11]
Siskiyou: Keep Away the Dead (Reviews) [3.Oct.11]
Krista Muir: Between Atoms (Capsule Reviews) [29.Sep.11]
Opeth: Heritage (Reviews) [29.Sep.11]
Danny Schmidt: Man of Many Moons (Reviews) [28.Sep.11]
Mountain Man: Live at the Wiltern (Reviews) [26.Sep.11]
Big Harp: White Hat (Reviews) [12.Sep.11]
Chris Bathgate: Salt Year (Reviews) [28.Aug.11]
The Wyld Olde Souls: Ensoulment (Capsule Reviews) [7.Aug.11]
Daniel Isaiah: High Twilight (Capsule Reviews) [3.Aug.11]
Woods: Sun and Shade (Reviews) [20.Jul.11]
Priscilla Ahn: When You Grow Up (Reviews) [30.Jun.11]
Peter Case: The Case Files (Reviews) [26.May.11]
Bill Callahan: Apocalypse (Reviews) [2.May.11]
The Ash Lovelies: Ode to Arlington (Capsule Reviews) [20.Apr.11]
The Unthanks: Last (Reviews) [17.Apr.11]
Carrie Elkin: Call It My Garden (Reviews) [24.Mar.11]
Dennis Crommett: In the Buffalo Surround (Capsule Reviews) [24.Mar.11]
Charlie Parr: When the Devil Goes Blind (Capsule Reviews) [9.Mar.11]
Lynn Miles: Fall For Beauty (Reviews) [8.Mar.11]
Mt. Desolation: Mt. Desolation (Reviews) [1.Feb.11]
Paper Aeroplanes: The Day We Ran Into the Sea (Capsule Reviews) [31.Jan.11]
The Spares: Everything Is Easy (Capsule Reviews) [19.Jan.11]
Englishman: Englishman (Reviews) [18.Jan.11]
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