Tag Archives: Folk/Country

Ambient folk rock duo Nassau to play SXSW on 3/16

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Ambient folk rock duo Nassau to play SXSW on 3/16
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Ambient folk dads Justin Wilcox and Jeffrey Silverstein, aka Nassau, make some pretty sweet, evocative tunes. Their debut record, Heron, arrived last September to eager listeners on Bandcamp. Their songs are stripped down to twangy guitar, reverb-heavy vocals, and a little bit of drum machine, highlighting the duo’s great, old school songwriting chops. Nassau are headed ...

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Nathaniel Bellows unveils “How High” from upcoming LP “Swan and Wolf”

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Alt/Indie Folk
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In his new single "How High," Nathaniel Bellows proves that a voice can be both hearty and delicate all at once. The song, with its sparse guitar/piano/vocal arrangement, is literally breathtaking. It’s no surprise that Bellows is also a poet and novelist – his lyrics are shimmery meditations on life, reflecting on the complexities of human existence ...

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Indie Folk dream team headlining Union Stage this Friday

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Indie Folk dream team headlining Union Stage this Friday
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Folk/Americana
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Washington DC

Get hyped.  Handsome Hound will be hosting Andrew Grossman of The North Country, Nefra Faltas of Humble Fire, Kelly Servick of Near Northeast, and Kate Taylor Mighty in an epic night of covers and originals at Union Stage this Friday.  Featuring some of the biggest names in DC folk backed by a horn section, ...

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Quicksilver Daydream releases new EP at Mercury Lounge tonight (02.08)

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Quicksilver Daydream releases new EP at Mercury Lounge tonight (02.08)
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Psych Rock
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Psychedelic folk band Quicksilver Daydream will be releasing a new EP titled A Thousand Shadows, A Single Flame on 02.09, and to celebrate the occasion, they will be playing an EP release show tonight at Mercury Lounge. Joining Quicksilver Daydream for the evening will be fellow folk artists Samuel R. Saffery and C.F. Watkins. The ...

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Ritual Talk premiere single “More Than I Can Mention” + celebrate release at Union Pool on 2/10

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Ritual Talk premiere single
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Alt/Indie Folk
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Ritual Talk’s newest single "More Than I Can Mention" is downright exciting. From the get-go, the sublime guitar hook is intriguing and has you hanging onto the end of each juicy note. The song builds into an old-school, everything-goes indie rock tune with a dose of soul to keep things groovy. This wall of sound is nothing ...

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Olden Yolk Debuts Video “Vital Sign,” Plays Union Pool 02.24

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Olden Yolk Debuts Video
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Dream-Pop/Psych Pop
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Olden Yolk’s music bursts into paisley waves of freak folk splendor. Their upcoming self-titled LP focuses their aesthetic through a fish-eye lens, shaping a more mature sound that fully utilizes Caity Shaffer’s dark, velvety vocals. Shaffer’s voice mesmerizes best in Olden Yolk’s newly released video for “Vital Sign,” an homage that evokes Nico, Twiggy, and technicolor visions ...

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Steve Shiffman & the Land of No premieres single from upcoming LP “Double Life”

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Steve Shiffman & the Land of No premieres single from upcoming LP
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Slacker Rock/Lo-Fi
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"Things Are Clear This Morning" holds true to its title: it definitely is a morning song. Steve Shiffman & the Land of No‘s delicate, sleep-in-the-eye vocal gently guides you through the track, accompanied by a heartily strummed acoustic guitar.  There’s even a synth-like electric guitar at the end that gives off just ...

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Dougie Poole brings new wave country to Baby’s All Right 2.4

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Dougie Poole brings new wave country to Baby’s All Right 2.4
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Folk Pop
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There’s something decidedly midwestern about Dougie Poole. It’s not so much the love for heartland country that Poole wears proudly on his sleeve, but the odd ways he stretches out those influences. Poole’s take on country sees mainly the sappy sentimentality at its core and embellishes that with generous reverb and synth-heavy arrangements. It’s definitely not ...

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Amen Dunes releases “Miki Dora” music video; new LP “Freedom” drops 03.30

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Amen Dunes releases
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Indie Rock
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In March, you can pick up Amen Dunes‘ fifth album, Freedom. However, right now, you can watch the music video for "Miki Dora", the first single from the album. Damon McMahon, the brains behind Amen Dunes, reflects on his youth and upbringing in the eleven tracks on Freedom; in "Miki Dora", he connects the life ...

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Anna McClellan’s “Flailing Orbits” is pessimistic, but in a wonderful way

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Folk Rock
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"My head spins like Earth itself," sings Anna McClellan on her newest single "Flailing Orbits." She shows a wonderful, healthy amount of self-awareness, admitting to deep-rooted pessimism and a complicated, flailing relationship. An almost dreary-sounding vocal performance works surprisingly well in this song, but McClellan confidently admits towards the end of the track: "for the first time in ...

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Song premiere and interview with Near Northeast

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Song premiere and interview with Near Northeast
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Alt/Indie Folk
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Washington DC

Near Northeast‘s latest single “Clusters” functions as a sort of response to the current craze for musical wallpaper. Demanding attention with a meditative and creeping intro, “Clusters” requires the listener to shut off distraction for its entirety. In return, the song conjures up the feelings one might get from a sudden realization about the meaning ...

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Dirty Bird bring their orchestral folk to #WomenCrush at Rockwood 1/31

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Dirty Bird bring their orchestral folk to #WomenCrush at Rockwood 1/31
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Alt/Indie Folk
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NYC

Dirty Bird’s latest single, "Towers," will catch you off-guard.  "Towers" is a juicy, upbeat indie folk tune with a striking, purposeful arrangement and stellar vocal harmonies. Melodically, instrumentally, and vocally, this band is getting everything right. The recording is so delightful that I’m intrigued to hear them bring their music to life on the stage. You can ...

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Swimming Bell, Thelma, Pueblo, Hayes Peebles and Swoon Lake

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Swimming Bell, Thelma, Pueblo, Hayes Peebles and Swoon Lake
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Best New NYC Folk of 2017
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Alt/Indie Folk
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Once again, 2017 was a year of experiments in modern folk music. Two NYC acts that pushed the boundaries of the genre and further defined the slightly fuzzy definition of neo-folk were Swimming Bell and Thelma. “The Golden Heart,” the former’s debut EP, carved fresh arrangements and harmonic material out of ...

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Raina Bee & The Hive release music video for “Queen of the South”

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Songwriter Raina Bee returns with her band The Hive in the music video for "Queen of the South", the second track off of her 2016 album Stung. The rough-and-tumble country-inspired romp takes cues from Nancy Sinatra and Fiona Apple as it chronicles the urge for revenge. Bee says of the song: "It’s about ...

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Goodie is the one-woman electric folk act to soothe your soul

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Goodie is the one-woman electric folk act to soothe your soul
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Folk Rock
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Goodie (aka Phyllis Lee) is a breath of fresh air in the folk/songwriter scene. For one, the traditional acoustic guitar parts are all replaced with electric, and she’s not afraid to try out slightly avant chord progressions and go all out with supporting drums and bass. There’s a lightness to the songs, partly because the sparsity of the ...

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Pale Lights release video for latest single “Jean, Bring The Flowers”

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Pale Lights release video for latest single
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Indie Pop
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Brooklyn’s sparkle-indie group Pale Lights ended 2017 on a productive note with the release of their LP The Stars Seemed Brighter, which has gained a good amount of praise since its unveiling. Frontman and songwriter Phil Sutton delivers poetic lyrics over Andy Adler’s mellifluous guitar and Lisa Goldstein’s subtle drums, while Suzanne Nienaber provides the summery ...

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I, Alexander’s “Sturdy Thoughts” is sweetly mysterious

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Eyes wide open and hands in the air, I, Alexander brings back some of the best parts of numerous Justin Vernon projects in his new song and music video "Sturdy Thoughts." You can hear the Bon Iver and Volcano Choir influences right off the bat, in the sweet, tender vocals and lucid, folksy acoustic guitars. But unexpectedly ...

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Lawrence, Raycee Jones and Scruffy Pearls headline NYE party at Rockwood

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Lawrence, Raycee Jones and Scruffy Pearls headline NYE party at Rockwood
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Folk Pop
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Rockwood Music Hall is one of the best places in NYC where you can enjoy what we call "the unpretentious musical genres." The three-room venue specializes in folk, soul, Americana, pop songwriters and rock with a classic/southern flavor. The majority of acts they book is local. Their two New Year’s Eve line-ups are a perfect reflection of ...

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NJ’s Long Neck take their folk-rock on tour + play Silent Barn on 01.05

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NJ's Long Neck take their folk-rock on tour + play Silent Barn on 01.05
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Folk Rock
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Something very simple happens to bands that are able to keep together for a few years: they get better, their songs get better, their recordings get better, and – if all of the above happens – their fan base slowly starts expanding. In four years, Jersey City’s Long Necks went from humble, ukulele-fueled beginnings to the full folk-pop-rock ...

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Fresh Buzz: Anna Shoemaker’s soul mashup is worth the hype

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Fresh Buzz: Anna Shoemaker's soul mashup is worth the hype
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Who has the guts to mash up Big Sean, Kendrick, and Chance the Rapper, AND perform said-mashup with an acoustic guitar? Anna Shoemaker does. The pop artist’s downtempo cover has garnered almost 700,000 plays, and she’s just released the VHS-filmed music video. shoemaker has quietly released covers on SoundCloud over the last 4 years, and the buzz ...

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Folk-pop trio The Happy Fits lands Pianos residency in December

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Folk-pop trio The Happy Fits lands Pianos residency in December
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Charming NYC trio The Happy Fits plays an intriguing blend of folk, vintage pop and funk/soul. Their sound is sparse but – as you can hear in single "While You Fade Away" (streaming below) – it can be pretty punchy. If the bass in that track sounds a little bright to you, it’s because it’s not ...

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From OhMyRockness: New Jersey’s Fire is Motion

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From OhMyRockness: New Jersey's Fire is Motion
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Our friends at OhMyRockness introduced us to the lovely music of New Jersey’s Fire is Motion, the brainchild of Adrian Amedor – we’ll let them do the intros:

"I have not researched this (because I’m a music blobber) but Fire is Motion has to be named after that Cap’n Jazz song that goes like this.

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Alt-folker Seldomo drops new release, “Probably Cool”

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Alt-folker Seldomo drops new release,
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Folk Rock
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"When things seem hard Seldomo is there to remind you that things are probably cool and you’ll be alright." So reads the blurb from Seldomo’s Bandcamp page, and man, if there’s something that we need to hear at the end of 2017, it’s that even when it seems like the world is crashing down, in all likelihood, in ...

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Brother Roy releases piano soul-rock debut LP “Last Man Standing”

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Brother Roy releases piano soul-rock debut LP
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With a gruff voice that delivers storybook lyrics in the spirit of James Taylor and heavy piano-based arrangements that smack of Seventies songwriting greats like Elton or Billy, Brother Roy unleashes his debut LP Last Man Standing. Filled with soul and inspired by jazz and classical composers, the tracks on the album flow from driving rockers such as ...

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Haunting new dream folk project Panteon drops video for “White Jaguar”

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Alt/Indie Folk
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Panteon (aka Yvonne Ambree) writes soft, haunting indie folk tunes that  linger long after the music stops. Her new EP, Travel Log 1, (out January 19th) documents her world travels through music. In anticipation of the release, the Brooklyn-based artist has dropped a video for single "White Jaguar." The video showcases dream-like visuals that compliment the haziness ...

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