Articles tagged indie folk

27 Apr 2015 // 1:04 AM

The Late Call: Golden

Golden may be the one record to bring Johannes Mayer (The Late Call) to wider awareness.

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Ruby the RabbitFoot - “Misery” (video) (Premiere)

The charming indie pop/folk of Ruby the RabbitFoot meets the intimate environs of Sofar Sounds' Dallas venue with this performance of "Misery".

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Villagers: Darling Arithmetic

The addition of a full musical ensemble has done little to alter Villagers’ sound, what with the lush, ethereal arrangements, the lonely reminiscing and reflection, and the hushed gaze that pervades these pieces overall.

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Pigeons - “Two Years on Land” (audio) (Premiere)

The Austerlitz, New York indie rock group Pigeons describes their dreamy tune "Two Years on Land" as "fluorescent in an intoxication of color".

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Calexico: Edge of the Sun

Seeds of experimentation and collaboration planted long ago bear some of the best fruit of Calexico's long career.

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9 Apr 2015 // 1:05 AM

Lord Huron: Strange Trails

Bringing a broader instrumental palette, more cinematic in scope than their debut, Lord Huron aims high and largely succeeds.

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The Mountain Goats: Beat the Champ

The Mountain Goats follow up albums about divorce, heartbreak, and scripture with one about professional wrestling.

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Fact and Fiction: The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle on Wrestling and the Creative Process

The prolific songwriter and now acclaimed author John Darnielle tells PopMatters how he created his wrestling-themed album Beat the Champ, what he calls the Mountain Goats' "most musically interesting record by a country mile".

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Pocket Panda - “There You Go” (audio) (Premiere)

The latest tune by the Seattle band Pocket Panda, "There You Go", brings to mind the music of Ben Howard, albeit with a rock-oriented sound.

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Ryley Walker: Primrose Green

A headphone trip for the ages, Primrose Green is a diaphanous tapestry that envelops our musical history.

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The Staves with Justin Vernon - “Make It Holy (Live at Wilton’s Music Hall)” (video)

Angelic vocal harmonies and a wintry mood make the Staves' "Make It Holy" a stunner of a live track.

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Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowell

Nearly five years after his last studio effort, Sufjan Stevens brings us a quiet meditation on grief.

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26 Mar 2015 // 1:06 AM

Laura Marling: Short Movie

The eclectic guitar becomes a tool that complements Laura Marling's lyrics on this pivotal album, at times articulating visceral anger and, at others, obliterating psychic barriers and clearing space for something new.

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Fireships - “Come Back to Me” (audio) (Premiere)

Folk-inspired vocal delivery and whimsical guitars come together on this cut from the forthcoming debut by the New York based indie outfit Fireships.

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Horse Feathers: So It Is With Us

So It Is With Us finds Horse Feathers aging wisely, perhaps even enjoying life a little bit more.

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Hiss Golden Messenger: Lateness of Dancers

The latest from M.C. Taylor and Scott Hirsch's country-leaning band serves as an re-introduction and a rebirth for their signature sound.

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Mount Eerie: New York - 24 September 2014

Phil Elverum brought minimalist arrangements of songs from upcoming Mount Eerie release Sauna to NYC's Le Poisson Rouge, along with plenty of mystery and endearing stage banter.

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15 Oct 2014 // 3:00 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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Lewis & Clarke: Triumvirate

Triumvirate, Lewis & Clarke's first release in five years, is the kind of album that can transfix you, and if it's epic in its delivery, grand in its scope, it is still first and foremost intimate and inviting.

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2 Oct 2014 // 1:04 AM

The Last Bison: VA

VA effectively charts a bold new course for the band that doesn't need to rely on folk rockers du jour.

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