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by Jonathan Frahm

6 Sep 2017

Photo: Jonathan Boncek

“The tale of ‘Coyote’ is heavy,” says John Keith Culbreth (Cubby) of Stop Light Observations.

Over the past four years, the indie rock group from Charleston has amassed over 100,000 collective followers across social media. They’ve come a long way since Cubby and Will Blackburn began their band before their 2013 debut release, Radiation.

by Jedd Beaudoin

5 Sep 2017

Photo: Marisa Boras

Influenced by the likes of the Kooks, Arctic Monkeys, and a dash of original glam, Nashville’s Kid Freud refines the sometimes sardonic but always sensitive lyrical vision of Replacements Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson at their bratty best via “Shut Up & Kiss Me”. The track exemplifies an uncanny ability to know the difference between wearing your heart and your snot on your sleeve.

by Jonathan Frahm

5 Sep 2017

Photo: David Angel (Courtesy of artist)

Brushes with modernity have evolved the folk movement in a multitude of ways both commercialized and utterly unexpected. It’s safe to say that Jon Boden‘s work falls into the latter category. In this case? It’s not a bad thing.

by Jonathan Frahm

1 Sep 2017

Lenore. is a female-fronted folk band that possesses a stellar blend of harmonic perfection and driving instrumentation in their music.

Describing themselves as “witch-folk”, the band was created after a chance meeting between singer-songwriters Rebecca Marie Miller (ex-Mynabirds) and Joy Pearson culminated into instant friendship. The group’s central theme is to challenge the patriarchal norms of the music industry, fueled by the challenges both of its founders had personally encountered throughout their journeys as artists up until now.

by Jedd Beaudoin

31 Aug 2017

Photo: Mark Hanson

Some songs capture the spirit and spit of the moment, embracing both the frustration of our heartache/heartbreak/angst without knowing all the particulars. Such is “Back to Life”, the lead single from the upcoming Holy Wars LP Mother Father. Bathed in bass tones equally informed by desire and resignation plus a viscera-shredding vocal take from Kat Leon, the song seeks to elevate the soul while never forgetting the depth of pain from which said soul has emerged.

//Mixed media


"No Dollars in Duende": On Making Uncompromising, Spirited Music

// Sound Affects

"On the elusive yet clearly existential sadness that adds layers and textures to music.

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