Articles tagged turin, brakes, acoustic, movement, folk

Nathan Gray - “Wayward Ghosts” (video) (premiere)

The Boysetsfire vocalist marks his solo debut with a spare, quietly powerful new video.

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Bumper Jacksons - “Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down” (audio) (premiere)

The Baltimore band delivers a raucous performance of an old gospel standard.

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21 Jul 2015 // 1:10 AM

Richard Thompson: Still

The Jeff Tweedy-produced Still may not surprise, but surprises aren't what Richard Thompson albums are about.

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Bert Jansch: Live at the 12 Bar

Bert Jansch's intimate London gig from the mid-'90s changes hands again for reissue.

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FY5 - Finnders & Youngberg - “Back Door” (audio) (premiere)

There's old-timey, and then there's FY5, whose wonderful new track echoes a bygone era.

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Monogold - “Pink Lemonade” (audio) (premiere)

The Brooklyn band's new single sounds as sweet as the subject matter.

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China Forbes - “The Northern Line” (video) (premiere)

The talented singer-songwriter gets personal in this new track for her sister's feature film.

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Sam Lee & Friends: The Fade in Time

Sam Lee brings a deep reverence and a wildly inventive sonic vision to the British folk tradition, making these ancient songs sound new again.

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Sharon Van Etten: I Don’t Want to Let You Down

There are spaces of elegant starkness on Sharon Van Etten's new EP, and she fills them like a shade of blue yet to be invented.

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Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams: Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams

This long awaited debut from the long-married duo mixes blues, country, and gospel traditions into one of the strongest Americana albums of the year.

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Cancellieri - “Education” (audio) (premiere)

Indie and Americana merge beautifully on the latest front he prolific singer-songwriter.

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Whitehorse - “Go It Alone” (Beck cover) (video) (premiere)

The Canadian duo turn in a charming rendition of a Beck favorite.

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Runner of the Woods - ‘Thirsty Valley’ (album stream) (premiere)

Nashville musician Nick Beaudoing explores his French-Canadian roots with his new band.

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Intimacy Between Two Voices: An Interview With Mandolin Orange

Discussing their latest album Such Jubilee, Mandolin Orange share insight into the inspiration of their melancholic songs.

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10 Jul 2015 // 1:10 AM

Richard Buckner: The Hill

The Hill is an eerie concept, but as a piece of sepia-tinted folk art, it works remarkably well.

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James McMurtry - “Forgotten Coast” (video) (premiere)

James McMurtry's new video is a perfect visual companion to a charming, laid-back song.

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Totó La Momposina - “La Candela Viva” (video) (premiere)

Revisit classic Colombian music in celebration of the new album by the reigning Queen of Cumbia.

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6 Jul 2015 // 11:30 AM

Wharfer: Acadia

If Jeff Tweedy, Glen Hansard, and Sufjan Stevens met Tom Waits at Justin Vernon’s Wisconsin cabin, the result would be Acadia.

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Three Thousand Rivers - “Gut” (audio) (premiere)

Citing such bands as Neutral Milk Hotel and the Mountain Goats as major influences, Brooklyn quintet Three Thousand Rivers taps into Americana, funk, jazz, and

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Eszter Balint - ‘Airless Midnight’ (album stream) (premiere)

Singer-songwriter Eszter Balint's first album in more than a decade, while eclectic, retains a remarkable consistency throughout.

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Beyoncé and When Music Writing Becomes Activism

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"The overall response to Beyoncé's "Formation" has been startlingly positive, but mostly for reasons attached to political agendas. It's time to investigate this trend.

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