Posts Tagged ‘folk music’

January 5, 2016
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Maybe because I had a crazy end of 2015, or maybe because it’s a mellow rainy day, but quite a number of tunes I’ve selected for today’s features are chill and melting. Take for example, this beautiful folk debut named Brother from a new act from Australia named Jack The Fox. Fall in love, as I did, to its gentle strums. It’s softly vibrating guitar strings tremble at the same frequency as my tenderly tugged heart strings as the duo serenade me with the Angus & Julia Stone meets Ben Howard gem, speckled with a very slight hint of Alt-J and some melodically melancholic Bear’s Den. They’ll leave you in a heap of sighs with this debut. The acoustic folk, blues, and roots duo is made up of two school friends who grew up on the South Victorian Coast. They’ve been playing music together for circa 2 years, but only recently started recording their music in a self built studio in a cellar. 

May 5, 2015
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Tessa Rose Jackson is a singer songwriter from Amsterdam with an intricate folk sound that lies somewhere between Feist, Junip, St. Vincent, and Grizzly Bear. Some of you might recognize her voice from the cover offered up by TEEMID a year ago of Avicii’s Hey Brother. Tessa offered up a new cover of Foo Fighters’ The Pretender recently, and with it comes a fantastic animated music video for the track, hand drawn over the course of 3 months. Her cover of The Pretender ferries the song in a whole new direction. It’s an earthy, fiery folk cover, miles away from the original alt rock song, reminding me of some of Alex Winston’s more pastoral, stomping offerings, too. The Pretender is one of my favorite Foo Fighters songs, and I’m loving this new dazzling take on the tune. 

January 13, 2015
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POP ETC, who were once known as The Morning Benders back in their old Berkeley days, has been dropping some amazing music since their recent return from silence. We heard their synthy, new wavey single Running In Circles last week. Now, listen to a collaboration with Japanese anime and film composer Yoko Kanno named ís. It’s a surprisingly tender, twangy, and stripped down gem. The wispy, wistful song is achingly melting and beautiful. 

OFFICIAL VID: Laura Marling – Short Movie

December 18, 2014

Much revered and beloved British folk artist Laura Marling recently announced her fifth full length album, Short Movie, to be released on March 24 via Ribbon Music. She also revealed the title track off the album by unleashing a gorgeous animated film for the song. It’s a must watch if you like earnest, heartfelt music with ornate layers of instruments, but also if you love horses.

December 11, 2014
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Everyone who’s an indie music head knows by now that Sean Carey, or S. Carey, known for his collaborations with Bon Iver, is also very much adept at creating melting, sentimental music on his own. His sophomore album Range Of Light released earlier this year to much acclaim on Jagjaguwar. S. Carey will be following up that album with a new EP next February, Supermoon. Drift away to a new version of Range Of Light track Neverending Fountain. It’s an intimate, earnest, piano driven beauty. S. Carey is going on a living room tour in February, and I managed to snag one of the last tickets to his house stop in San Francisco. It’s going to be magical.

December 5, 2014
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Instead of dueling banjos, the two banjos on The Lowest Pair’s beautiful music are harmonious, forlorn raconteurs. The duo’s folksy Americana music is as pastoral and earnest as it gets, as can be heard on their latest song, Howl, a new offering from their forthcoming sophomore album, The Sacred Heart Sessions, due out February 24th on Team Love Records. The Lowest Pair is currently on tour playing shows across the nation all the way through early February, and they’ll be at SXSW in March, too. For another rustic gem off the new album, stream Rosie below.

November 18, 2014
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If you dig melting, tender, and rustic folk music, you’ll love Austin Basham from, well, Austin, Texas! All Is Well is his latest acoustic indie folk tune, a honeyed ballad with much emotion and plenty of earnest allure. The song is his second single off a forthcoming EP, with the lead single, Running, also a must listen. Find it below, in all its gentle beauty. Austin’s vocals have been compared to that of Alexi Murdoch, whom I was once quite addicted to back in the mid 2000’s, and I can certainly hear the comparison. There’s also a touch of Dylan swimming around in there.

November 18, 2014
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If you dig melting, tender, and rustic folk music, you’ll love Austin Basham from, well, Austin, Texas! All Is Well is his latest acoustic indie folk tune, a honeyed ballad with much emotion and plenty of earnest allure. The song is his second single off a forthcoming EP, with the lead single, Running, also a must listen. Find it below, in all its gentle beauty. Austin’s vocals have been compared to that of Alexi Murdoch, whom I was once quite addicted to back in the mid 2000’s, and I can certainly hear the comparison. There’s also a touch of Dylan swimming around in there.

October 30, 2014
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I’m by far no expert when it comes to Indiana singer songwriter Elephant Micah and his bountiful catalog of folk music from over the years. I do know, however, that I was swept away when I first heard his new song By The Canal, a taste off his new album Where In Our Woods, out January 20 via Western Vinyl. The rustic, earnest song carries such sweet melancholy and stripped down charm. It’s the perfect autumn treat. Elephant Micah will be playing several east coast shows come December.

October 30, 2014
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I’m by far no expert when it comes to Indiana singer songwriter Elephant Micah and his bountiful catalog of folk music from over the years. I do know, however, that I was swept away when I first heard his new song By The Canal, a taste off his new album Where In Our Woods, out January 20 via Western Vinyl. The rustic, earnest song carries such sweet melancholy and stripped down charm. It’s the perfect autumn treat. Elephant Micah will be playing several east coast shows come December.