Posts Tagged ‘folktronica’

May 18, 2018
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Saint Sister obviously knows the way to my heart. Not only have they named their new single Twin Peaks (guess who loves that show?), but the Irish duo have more than enchanted me with their dreamy wistful, snowy ethereal aria, too. Part Beach House-like dream pop, part Daughter like atmospheric folktronica, Twin Peaks is a glacial beauty and a soft, sweet, celtic harp ensconced taste from the pair’s forthcoming debut album. Saint Sister will be on the road for much of the rest of the year as they tour  North America, Europe, Ireland, the UK, and Australia. Debut album Shape of Silence is due out later this year. Find out more about their tour from their website, here.

May 15, 2018

After a long hiatus, English experimental folktronica band Tunng are back! They’re preparing to release a new album on August 24th, and they’ve shared a killer new coruscant shimmering tune named ABOP via a vividly colored psychotropic music video. It’s a lavish psych folk and electro song with rhythmic hooking beats. I’ve already watched the video for ABOP several times since I encountered it earlier today. It’s easily one of my favorite pieces of new music this month. I can only imagine what else Tunng has in store for us on their new album Songs You Make At Night, which can be pre-ordered, here. Tunng will head out on a limited UK/EU tour this fall. Dates can be found, here.

May 4, 2018

Oh, hello. I hope you don’t think I’m being “rude” by sliding in with something that’s going to disrupt whatever it is you might be doing right now, but trust me, you’ll be grateful once you hear this icy haunting beauty. I do, however, wish I knew more about Rude, a mysterious new project whose minimalist soundscape and experimental sonic construction on their latest single is like Hundred Waters with RY X or SYML’s smooth aching vocals laid sparsely and gently over its gossamer surface. icecold is as eloquently poetic as it is emotionally gut-wrenching, a truly stunning indietronica ballad from a most intriguing new band. 

April 25, 2018
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In case you missed the news, one of our long time Australian favorites, The Kite String Tangle, dropped a brand new mini-album named In A Desperate Moment earlier this month. And by “mini”, I mean… not so mini. In A Desperate Moment is an 11 track escapade brimming with heartfelt feels and a sweet abundance of The Kite String Tangle’s atmospheric ballads, etched dexterously out of chiffon vocals, intricate instrumentals, and ethereal electronica. The producer/singer’s new oeuvre of songs features this moving beauty, All About Her, a wistful longing gem that showcases a bevy of lush instruments ranging from horns to keys to strings. You can stream In A Desperate Moment in full on Soundcloud, here.

April 25, 2018
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On my own, with strangers, or with the closest of people, I really don’t care…  I’m ready dance my heart out to this contagiously exultant single from Fool Child, a Melbourne based four piece founded by UK expats Scott Harrison and Matthew Green. The two have been blending the ethereal soundscapes of indie-folk with the light-hearted clutter of surf-rock together since they met while traveling several years ago. New single Dance On Your Own is an expansive beauty, with folksy marching beats and harmoniously soaring vocals. It’s a feel good summer anthem, swimming in warm honesty and dripping with Milky Chance-like vibrancy & Foals-like guitars. Dance On Your Own is available from iTunes, here.

April 10, 2018

Ah, Aquilo, just the thought of your name seems to brush against the tender-most regions of the heart. The British duo has moved us time and time again with their dream pop and woodsy electronica, and now we have sophomore album ii to look forward to for more such exquisite experiences. Aquilo has revealed a new single off of ii, too. Listen to Seagull above, a willowy gusting, chiffon gliding new gem with a twangy indie rock lilt. You can grab the gorgeous new tune, here. Aquilo’s album ii will be out on May 4th. You can find various pre-order packages for the release, here.

April 5, 2018
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I Turned Away is the flip side to Westerman’s recent acclaimed single Confirmation, but it could steal the limelight itself with its glassy pilose vocals and its light, airy indietronica and folk. The British musician floats us high into the stratosphere with his track about illusions and mirages, which was recorded in one take with the intention of retaining its rawness. I Turned Away was written about the realization that what you thought was there was never really there, something many of us have no doubt encountered in our own experiences, too. Westerman reunites with electronic producer Bullion on the light shimmering song. If you missed out on companion track Confirmation previously, you can stream the tune below. 

March 22, 2018

S. Carey, or Sean Cary, the musician from Wisconsin also celebrated for his work with Bon Iver and Sufjan Stevens, among many others, released his new solo album Hundred Acres recently. And today, he’s premiered a picturesque new music video for his gorgeous chamber folk hymnal, Yellowstone. The clip fittingly features footage from Yellowstone National Park, as well as Grand Teton, Grand Canyon, and various other beautiful states. As someone with a deep penchant for the great outdoors, it’s hard to believe that I still haven’t been to Yellowstone. I know what song I’ll have to listen to when I finally make it out there someday. Yellowstone is the perfect blend of everything we love about both Bon Iver and Sufjan Stevens, a pastoral and soothing, reedy and idyllic gem. And it features long time IHM championed musician Gordi on lovely backing vocals, too, who’ll be supporting S. Carey on various dates of his expansive tour this year. Hundred Acres, out on Jagjaguwar, is available, here.

March 13, 2018
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MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 03.09.2018 – 03.12.2018

Featured Music – March 9 – 12, 2018
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March 8, 2018

Urban folk singer songwriter Aisha Badru swooped out of New York last month to enchant us with her soulful stirring music and her exquisite voice on Bridges, and we’ve been on the lookout for her next release since. Not only has it arrived, but the up and coming talent has also announced her debut album, too! Pendulum will be released on April 27. We swing like a pendulum to the soft beats and dripping percussion on the critically acclaimed artist’s dark new haunter Fossil Fuels. Dense (like oil) electronics create a tense atmosphere on the spacious yet atmospheric, subtle yet potent piece on which Aisha pairs a minimalist aesthetic with her starkly chilling voice. A spell transfixes us as we meld into the delicate yet dynamic hymnal, which serves to further convince us that we should try to catch her at SXSW next week when she performs at “18th OVER AUSTIN” on March 14th. It’s no wonder Aisha Badru has been named by NPR to their prestigious SXSW “Austin 100″ Artists list. Pre-order Pendulum, here.