Articles tagged freak folk

I Wanna Destroy: An Interview with EMA

EMA talks with PopMatters about her new album Exile in the Outer Ring that tackles issues like the harmful effects of gentrification and the political divisions rife in our societies.

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26 May 2017 // 2:20 AM

Wooden Wand: Clipper Ship

A sea change for James Toth with its altered origin and minimalist compositions, Clipper Ship is an opus of restraint.

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17 Feb 2017 // 11:00 AM

Animal Collective - “Kinda Bonkers” (Singles Going Steady)

Like much of Animal Collective's best work, “Kinda Bonkers” is bursting with ideas.

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3 Feb 2017 // 4:00 AM

“Be a Woman”: Joanna Newsom, the Selkie, and the Sea

Newsom uses the sea as a lawless mirror of our present social world.

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20 Nov 2015 // 3:10 AM

CocoRosie: Heartache City

Still taking on taboos, CocoRosie's latest effort Heartache City finds melodic wonder in a fiery cosmos that is their poetry and horror.

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15 Oct 2014 // 4:00 AM

Vashti Bunyan: Heartleap

Vashti Bunyan is given the final word on a sporadic yet influential career with the organic swan song Heartleap.

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All the Apparatus: All the Apparatus

All the Apparatus is a rollicking, eclectic, and hysteric form of indie rock, perfect for those who prefer celebration over navel-gazing.

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15 Jun 2011 // 9:58 PM

Skeletons: People

People is a dense, challenging listen, one that's grounded in reality and ever so more compelling as a result of it.

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6 Dec 2010 // 9:56 PM

The Winks: Twilights

If Lewis Carroll had come of age in the 1960s, started a band instead of writing books, and taken copious amounts of bad acid, he might have come up with something that sounds like arty Montreal psych-rockers The Winks.

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Ilya E. Monosov: Seven Lucky Plays, or How to Fix Songs for a Broken Heart

If his latest CD with the cumbersome title of is any indication, Ilya E. Monosov probably says profound things in between bouts of sitting and thinking.

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U2's 'The Joshua Tree' Tour Reminds the Audience of their Politics

// Notes from the Road

"The Joshua Tree tour highlights U2's classic album with an epic and unforgettable new experience.

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