Listeners will enjoy Keeping You, the new LP of piano-led indie pop ballads from Julia Mark, but the reasons lead to a cloudiness of thought.
Having only put out five albums in the past two decades, Beth Orton’s Weather Alive embraces her electro-folk past while embracing a weathered, gorgeous future.
Acclaimed sibling folk band Rising Appalachia meditate on gratitude through their gorgeous new single, “Thank You Very Much”.
Veronica Stanton’s “I’m No Good” centers on mental health and healing. The Nashville songwriter reflects on her dreamy Americana tune.
Anthony D’Amato’s “Long Haul” is vintage folk-rock that uplifts with its message of love and commitment. His new LP, At First There Was Nothing, releases on 21 October.
Junior Brother’s The Great Irish Famine captures the range of feelings we face when learning our place in an increasingly shaky world built on a foundation of tragedy.
The Mountain Goats’ Bleed Out is a fascinating homage and a meta-commentary on the action film genre and how it soothes our unease in a world on fire.
Goon’s Hour of Green Evening is seductive, willowy music with a surreal edge, like Skygreen Leopards’ hallucinatory indie folk, but without the shrill chord changes.
She & Him reveal the love and respect they have for the original material on Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson. These songs gently rock and soothe.