Articles tagged indie folk

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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25 May 2017 // 12:00 PM

Fleet Foxes - “Fool’s Errand” (Singles Going Steady)

Fleet Foxes' "Fool's Errand" comes across like a lost and less psychedelic Jefferson Airplane number.

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“An Identity Crisis in a Good Way”: An Interview with Will Stratton

The upstate New York-based guitarist talks about his newest album, his intricate guitar technique, and the need to write music in tumultuous times.

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The Builders and the Butchers - ‘The Spark’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Builders and the Butchers return with The Spark, their new album of consummately crafted folk rock.

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16 May 2017 // 8:47 AM

Sóley: Endless Summer

Endless Summer has an emotional precision that elevates it beyond your typical ode to the warmer seasons.

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Magic Giant - ‘In the Wind’ (album stream) (premiere)

Festival favorite indie folk band Magic Giant releases their technicolor debut LP full of soaring folk pop.

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Bendigo Fletcher - ‘Bendigo Fletcher’ (album stream) (premiere)

With tight harmonies, soaring instrumental bridges, and a knack for developing earworm melodies across a broad scope of musical styles, Bendigo Fletcher scorches on their debut EP.

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The New Pornographers and Waxahatchee Offer Houston Set Filled with Gems

The New Pornographers recently played Houston for the first time in nine years. They did not disappoint.

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9 May 2017 // 7:53 AM

Bombadil: Fences

Something subtle this way comes: Veteran bands release a mostly quiet affair that provides a genuinely avant-garde notion: Close listening.

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Avriel & the Sequoias - “Fields and Pier” (video) (premiere)

Both the music and visuals of “Fields and Pier” show just how haunting and lovely indie folk music can be.

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20 Apr 2017 // 8:17 AM

Woods: Love Is Love

Woods deliver six new songs about uncertainty, shame, despair, and ultimately hope for a brighter future.

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The Wooden Sky: Swimming in Strange Waters

Swimming in Strange Waters is, by far, the Wooden Sky’s most ambitious album to date.

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Father John Misty: Pure Comedy

Joshua Tillman has crafted one of the year’s most undoubtedly ambitious albums, melding of-the-moment musings with classicist songwriting. It’s his best work yet.

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At Home with Father John Misty: “I’m basically a meme at this point”

“People act like there’s this glut of artists doing what I do,” Father John Misty said. “I’m basically a meme at this point. But who else does this? Even when I’m writing a pop song, my values are markedly different."

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Hot Indie Pop Duo Lola Marsh Share New Single, “Wishing Girl”  (premiere)

Tel-Aviv's Lola Marsh unleash another indie pop gem of a single ahead of their eagerly anticipated debut album later this year.

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21 Mar 2017 // 10:00 AM

Fleet Foxes - “Third of May / Ōdaigahara” (Singles Going Steady)

This is a band stepping out of its comfort zone and sounding so much better for it.

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Mount Eerie: A Crow Looked at Me

A Crow Looked at Me is a masterpiece in the manner of A Grief Observed and “She Will Find What is Lost”. These works create a special communion between creator and observer.

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Lowland Hum - “Folded Flowers” (video) (premiere)

Indie folk duo Lowland Hum offer up a beautiful pastoral video for the lovely song "Folded Flowers" that was shot entirely on an iPhone 6s.

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Wild Rivers - “Do Right” (audio) (premiere)

Canadian folk-pop band Wild Rivers hit just the right notes on their brand new single, "Do Right".

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17 Feb 2017 // 10:05 AM

Tall Tall Trees: Freedays

Tall Tall Trees show that they are capable of big big things on their new record.

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