Articles tagged indie folk

2 Feb 2016 // 11:08 AM

The Currys - “If I Find It” (audio) (premiere)

Florida's the Currys prove that the most powerful musical harmonies often come from groups of family members.

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Badly Drawn Boy: The Hour of Bewilderbeast (15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Badly Drawn Boy's beloved first album gets a nice reissue with a well-curated disc of bonus material. It's well worth revisiting.

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20 Jan 2016 // 2:20 AM

Daughter: Not to Disappear

Daughter's Not to Disappear beautifully distills what it means to be human and to experience pain, but with far greater nuance and maturity than their debut.

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The Winterlings - ‘You Are Acres’ (album stream) (premiere)

Indie folk duo the Winterlings return with You Are Acres, a gorgeous collection of songs wrapped in naturalistic imagery.

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4 Dec 2015 // 2:20 AM

C Duncan: Architect

From delicate, pastoral dream pop to intimate, electronic-tinged folk, the Glaswegian composer’s luxuriant vocal harmonies and intricate compositions dazzle with ingenuity.

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Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s: The Bride on the Boxcar - A Decade of Margot Rarities: 2004-2014

It isn’t every day that a band puts out such an eclectic, encompassing, and ornate work for their listeners.

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El Tryptophan - ‘Guilt Vacation’ (album stream) (premiere)

Gryphon Rue's eccentric new album is indie pop at its most imaginative.

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Bones & Beeker - “Oh Lord” (audio) (premiere)

Hip-hop and indie folk mesh beautifully on this track by the Minneapolis duo.

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Duquette Johnston - “It Was You” (video) (premiere)

A simple portrait of family life captures the soul of Duquette Johnston's track beautifully.

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Noah Gundersen: Carry the Ghost

Beautiful, melancholy folk-pop that wrestles with spiritual and philosophical matters.

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Bay Uno - “Don’t Come Around here” (video) (premiere)

Enigmatic indie folk music is given a gorgeous visual rendering on this new video.

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Shanee Pink - “Brutal Heart” (audio) (premiere)

The Los Angeles singer-songwriter makes a vivid impression on her brand new track from her upcoming EP.

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Jesse Payne - ‘Heirloom’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Alabama singer-songwriter's latest album offers a contemplative take on Americana.

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5 Aug 2015 // 1:30 AM

Mac DeMarco: Another One

Whether his heartbreak is the fault of geography or the turn of love’s fickle tides, Another One continues to flex DeMarco’s unique gifts for phrasing and double meanings.

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Salim Nourallah: Skeleton Closet

Salim Nourallah’s knack for capturing the spirit of pure pop within the context of razor sharp hooks and sweet, seductive melodies make for pure old school enjoyment.

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Reservations - ‘Taking Time’ (album stream) (premiere)

The sumptuous debut album by the Austin trio shows remarkable maturity.

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The Parlor - “Wishes in the Sheets” (audio) (premiere)

The upstate New York band focus on the more psychedelic side of indie folk on their latest track.

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Seth Glier - “It’s a Bitch! (Craigslist)” (audio) (premiere)

Who says an activist singer-songwriter can't be funny?

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Family & Friends - “Vestiges” (audio) (Premiere)

Americana roots collective Family & Friends shares a track with PopMatters from their upcoming new EP.

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Dawes: All Your Favorite Bands

The rootsy SoCal group stays the course on album number four, begging the question of whether honing a narrowly-defined sound amounts to progress.

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Double Take: 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' (1969)

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"The two Steves at Double Take are often mistaken for Paul Newman and Robert Redford; so it's appropriate that they shoot it out over Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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