Articles tagged indie folk

19 Sep 2016 // 2:10 AM

Michael Rank: Red Hand

Porter and Dolly. Johnny and June. Gram and Emmylou. Michael Rank and Heather McIntire. This is not an overstatement.

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16 Sep 2016 // 12:35 PM

Bon Iver - 33 “GOD” (Singles Going Steady)

33 "GOD" continues to make us believe that Bon Iver may be dropping one of the best albums of 2016.

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A Chicago Soul in Transit: An Interview with Ryley Walker

On Golden Sings That Have Been Sung, folk-jazz sound-poet Ryley Walker makes a strong case for singer-songwriter status, distancing himself from the "fingerstyle guitarist" moniker that has followed him around for some time.

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31 Aug 2016 // 11:35 AM

The Tallest Man on Earth - “Rivers” (Singles Going Steady)

Straddling the gap between John Denver and Lambchop is “Rivers” from the Tallest Man on Earth.

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30 Aug 2016 // 8:11 AM

Lisa Hannigan: At Swim

The Irish folk artist proves her mettle with this stunningly haunting collection of songs.

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Bon Iver - 10 d E A T h b R E a s T ⚄ ⚄ (Extended Version)  (Singles Going Steady)

This is full-on dystopian folk music, with lyrical aphasia and a clone army of distorted vocal tracks.

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Paper Bird - “Make My Dreams Come True” (Hall & Oates Cover) (premiere)

Colorado's Paper Bird release a new album of sublime Americana crossed with rock 'n' roll, all produced by none other than John Oates.

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Joseph: I’m Alone, No You’re Not

Joseph fuse their folk foundation with pop and rock tendencies to develop a delicious, if not inconsistent, soundscape.

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Ryley Walker: Golden Sings That Have Been Sung

Ryley Walker parades his influences out unabashedly in his new eight-track LP, concocting a technicolor amalgam of smokey, cellar-club jazz and gypsy-traveler Euro-folk

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5 Aug 2016 // 10:57 AM

Wye Oak’s Complex Performances Demand Perfection

Whenever they perform, Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack, the members of Wye Oak, walk a tightrope.

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Jonah Tolchin: Thousand Mile Night

Jonah Tolchin drives the Americana genre forward with a reverent eye in the rear view mirror and a right foot heavy on the gas.

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1 Aug 2016 // 1:00 PM

Keaton Henson - “Alright” (Singles Going Steady)

Keaton Henson is a purist singer-songwriter that wears his old soul on his sleeve.

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Edison - “Open Road” (audio) (premiere)

Edison’s “Open Road” is an upbeat piece of acoustically-inclined folk, all harmonicas and handclaps and good cheer.

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The Avett Brothers: True Sadness

On their latest, the Avetts set their past, present, and future front-and-center in compelling fashion.

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Loch Lomond - “Pens From Spain” (video) (premiere)

"Pens From Spain" is sedate, carefully expanding folk, slowly but surely allowing light and color until the whole thing is in bloom.

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28 Jun 2016 // 10:37 AM

Wye Oak - “Watching the Waiting” (Singles Going Steady)

Jenn Wasner's voice is a marvel of wholly natural beauty -- a phenomenon of indie-pop poeticism that seems to emerge from nature itself.

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Sing My Songs to Me: Eric Johnson on the Return of Fruit Bats

Having left behind a highly identifiable name in 2013, Eric Johnson embarked on a career as EDJ. The music stayed the same but, Johnson says, a little bit of confusion in the marketplace had to go.

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Bonnie “Prince” Billy: More Revery

Long out-of-print set from Bonny (no "Prince" and note the different spelling of Bonnie here) Billy resurfaces in expanded form. It's Will Oldham sounding ferocious and loud. A welcome return.

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Mutual Benefit: Skip a Sinking Stone

This record made me buy better headphones so I could do it justice writing about it. This record made me a better person.

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10 Jun 2016 // 2:30 AM

Wye Oak: Tween

The Baltimore dream pop duo are back with a hazy, mesmerizing collection that holds together nicely.

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Indie Horror Month 2016: Diving into 'Reveal the Deep'

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"In Reveal the Deep, the light only makes you more aware of the darkness

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