indie folk

Gabriel Birnbaum’s New LP Is Filled with Deep Emotion

Gabriel Birnbaum’s New LP Is Filled with Deep Emotion

Gabriel Birnbaum takes many aspects of rock, folk, and indie music that everyone is familiar with and subtly rearranges them in ways we never thought possible.

Rising Appalachia Offer a Tantalizing Collection of Covers

Rising Appalachia Offer a Tantalizing Collection of Covers

Rising Appalachia’s harmonies on “I Need a Forest Fire” are downright mesmerizing, as they deliver a zeitgeisty performance for one of 2024’s top tracks.

The Decemberists’ New LP Offers a Unified Whole

The Decemberists’ New LP Offers a Unified Whole

The Decemberists’ As It Ever Was, So It Will Be indulges the right indulgences (mostly) but makes space for the group to speak with tenderness and gravitas.

Maya Hawke Gently Kicks Open Another Door With Her Foot

Maya Hawke Gently Kicks Open Another Door With Her Foot

Stranger Things‘ Maya Hawke admits on Chaos Angel she “was born with my foot in the door” and delivers one of the best LPs in the history of singing Hollywooders.

Steve Dawson Brings a Direct Feel to ‘Ghosts’

Steve Dawson Brings a Direct Feel to ‘Ghosts’

Now armed with a full band, Steve Dawson’s songs have more musical heft on Ghosts, resulting in one of his best and more streamlined solo works.

The Decemberists’ New LP Is a Return to Form

The Decemberists’ New LP Is a Return to Form

The Decemberists straddle between the exotic and quotidian, the real and imagined, to reveal that existence is most interesting when lived in a liminal state.

Jessica Pratt Addresses the Mystery Found in the Pitch

Jessica Pratt Addresses the Mystery Found in the Pitch

On Here in the Pitch, indie folk’s Jessica Pratt offers an aural world where opposites are part of the whole. The best interpretation is to accept the mystery.

The Bird Calls’ ‘Old Faithful’ Is a Deeply Felt Folk Gem

The Bird Calls’ ‘Old Faithful’ Is a Deeply Felt Folk Gem

Under the name the Bird Calls, Sam Sodomsky infuses his songs with warmth, gravitas, and the musical wisdom of a well-traveled music fan.

Thin Lear Reveals an Uncanny Ear for Melody

Thin Lear Reveals an Uncanny Ear for Melody

Thin Lear’s EP is a unique and instantly lovable combination of indie folk and chamber pop and a superb showcase for Matt Longo’s immense songwriting abilities.

Curtis McMurtry Takes on Spring with ‘The Pollen & The Rot’

Curtis McMurtry Takes on Spring with ‘The Pollen & The Rot’

In The Pollen & The Rot, folk singer-songwriter Curtis McMurtry casts spring as the season as when sex and longing overwhelm the senses and turn us into beasts.

Amen Dunes Dabbles in Electronics But Delivers Human Connection 

Amen Dunes Dabbles in Electronics But Delivers Human Connection 

Death Jokes finds Amen Dunes tackling big issues and exploring influences from his youth, but the connection with his listeners still creates deeper meaning.

Myriam Gendron Hovers Between Balladry and Freer Spaces

Myriam Gendron Hovers Between Balladry and Freer Spaces

Myriam Gendron effortlessly houses old musical DNA in new musical organisms, bridging the original with the traditional to guarantee her music’s timelessness.