Tag Archives: Folk

AUDIO: Mere of Light – “Haptica”

Psych-electrofolk project Mere of Light released their sophomore EP. It’s four tracks that build dreamy worlds through delicate harp melodies and exquisite electronica, traversing imagery from the Midwest scenery to quiet woodlands to the ever-changing face of God. “Cruel Sister” is a traditional folk ballad about a girl being thrown overboard by her jealous older sister and drowning; Mere of

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AUDIO: Vectors of Resonant Prescients – “Microfiche”

Indie folk project Vectors of Resonant Prescients released a new album. Recorded in a winter cabin setting of remote Wisconsin, this album consists of thirteen acoustic songs of hinterland pensiveness, whether it invokes imagery of flowers or horses or floating homes. There’s wonder, there’s despair, and there’s fortitude that all charge this record like it’s a panel of emotions that

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AUDIO: Tinyhands – “Tits Up!”

Folk punk project Tinyhands dissolved a couple years back, but they had one album in the chamber that never got released – until now. They’re back with a batch of stripped-down folk tunes containing metaphoric lyricism and forthright sentiments. Songs touch on trying to be better with your words, struggling with feelings, walking past people judging you, and being over

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AUDIO: Old Wolves – “Rest Now in Nearing Dawn”

Blues folk project Old Wolves has returned with a new EP. It’s five tracks, and each song is embellished with field recordings of birds singing and bugs buzzing for a tranquil touch. These songs contain themes of nature, what once was, running away, and living with bitterness but trying to find peace. Joe Zumpano’s rich voice connects melancholic conviction with

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AUDIO: Dead, Dead Swans – “Thursday”

Folk act Dead, Dead Swans are out with a new two-piece. Both songs are stripped-down with just acoustic guitar; “I Find Myself” is about falling in love and having a better outlook on life from it, and “This Song Brought to You By a Falling Bomb” brings imagery of the verge of a mental breakdown. There’s rawness of two polar

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AUDIO: Joseph Huber – “The Downtowner”

Americana-folk singer-songwriter Joseph Huber’s out with his sixth record. It’s nine songs, featuring the likes of Eston Bennett, Kenny Leiser and Ryan Knudson on instrumental accompaniment. Huber’s poetic poignance grapples with love, loss, and regret in the spirit of earth-trodden folk. He ruminates in hollowed memories of what once was while expressing gratitude for his ability to feel so deeply.

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AUDIO: Ryan Necci and the Buffalo Gospel – “Battle Cry”

Country-Americana band Ryan Necci and the Buffalo Gospel released their new EP, featuring three recent singles and three unreleased ones. Tales of tribulations, cries for help, facing the devil, and acceptance are delivered with Necci’s reputably candid storytelling. While these songs channel despair and falter, he’s got fortitude in emerging from the bleakness, whether he’s breaking out of old habits

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VIDEO: Ryan Necci and the Buffalo Gospel – “Lend Me Your Heart”

Country-Americana band Ryan Necci and the Buffalo Gospel released the video accompanying their most recent single “Lend Me Your Heart.” Shot by Schuyler Howie, it finds Necci laying in the grass with the fragment of a mirror by his side. As he sings, he gets up and walks into the wilderness, where he finds more and more pieces of the

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AUDIO: Old Pup – “Incognito Lounge”

Western-psych folk band Old Pup released their sophomore album today out on Hear Here Records. It’s the soundtrack to a drive through the beautiful scenery of rustic mountains and explosive twilight, punctuated by Will Hansen’s idiosyncratic storytelling. Lap steel, cello, banjo, and harmonica are all utilized throughout the record to really bring the songs alive with a specifically bucolic flavor.

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AUDIO: Wise Jennings – “Grinder”

Folk rock duo Wise Jennings released their new album on Friday. The husband-and-wife dynamic of Wise Jennings has always carried a polished, harmonious variety of country life storytelling; “Grinder” finds Jeff and Melissa contrasting tales of painstaking navigation of the current times with bright melodic synergy. Whether they’re singing tales of causing trouble in little towns (“Farmer’s Daughter”, “Mother Went

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