Tag Archives: Folk

AUDIO: Violet Wilder – “For the Record”

Indie folk act Violet Wilder released their debut album today. Featuring nine songs, it’s a bountiful exhibition of gorgeous melodies, elegant three-part harmonies and gentle yet firm dynamics that teem with conviction. The trio incorporate themes of self-acceptance, finding meaning within, relationship conflict, bittersweet memories and letting go, displaying prowess with grand crescendos and refined synergy to guide each tune.

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AUDIO: Lady Cannon – “Take It Out On Me”

Lady Cannon recently announced that they are disbanding – but not before they released a new EP. Martha Cannon’s enchanting blend of folk, Americana, and pop takes us for a dance one last time as the band touches on themes such as distance growing between two lovers, misplacing love, and coming back to someone who’s hurt you. An ensemble of

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VIDEO: Long Mama – “The Narrows”

Long Mama premiered a new music video from debut album “Poor Pretender” this week. Directed by Kati Katchever and Alexander Boguslavsky, the scenes find the Americana-folk act embarking into the woods in black-and-white. Gazing at the sun, the moon, up the trees and across the fields of snow, Kat Wodtke gallantly leads us further and further into a backcountry adventure

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AUDIO: Trapper Schoepp – “Cliffs of Dover”

War causes irreparable damage to everyone involved. An unjust, not to mention failed war multiplies that suffering. In the first single from his upcoming album, Milwaukee native and folk purist Trapper Schoepp sings of such suffering. A plucky guitar riff and spare drums run free for a few bars before he begins to sing.   “Brother don’t you know we were

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AUDIO: Astronaut Husband – “Down the Road”

Indie folk artist Astronaut Husband is out with a new album. It’s fourteen tracks that invoke lush imagery of nature, weather, critters and lovers by way of sweet acoustic melodies and tender vocals. The summery pictures that these songs venture into is sure to warm you up through the bitter cold we’re having this week. Astronaut Husband carries a sense

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AUDIO: Violet Wilder – “Enough”

Indie folk trio Violet Wilder released a new single from their forthcoming album today. It’s a song about accepting yourself for who you are and not allowing the demon on your shoulder to get you down. Instrumentally the song is exquisitely layered with lovely harmonies, crisp piano and graceful viola underneath the lyrics affirming self-love and compassion. If you’re prone

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AUDIO: Motel Breakfast – “So Long”

Indie rockers Motel Breakfast take a turn with their latest single. This one’s got a serene yet hazy feel, which is fitting because it’s all about dreaming of a certain someone and spending time finding yourself in the meantime. Bassist Drue DeVente takes the lead on this one, and he brings a high degree of composure and patience at the

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