Tag Archives: Folk

AUDIO: We All Shit – “My Dad Watches TV”

Anti-folk project We All Shit are out with a new record. It’s six tracks that walk us through a day in the life of a fool in today’s political climate. Society tells us to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps, criminalizes those who act out, blames victims of sex crimes, forces us to vote for clowns that don’t represent us,

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AUDIO: Astronaut Husband & Blue Boredom – “Moon Songs”

Indie folk artist Astronaut Husband teamed up with Spain-based songwriter Blue Boredom for a concept album, centered around the low-hanging sphere in the night sky. The moon represents a pale ray of meaning against darkness, and the two artists explore that idea with gentle texture, melancholy intricacy, and contemplative wonder. As the moon is clung onto as a symbol of

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AUDIO: Claire Kelly – “The Scenic Route”

Singer-songwriter Claire Kelly has her debut full-length album out. In a sweet blend of folk, pop, and Americana Kelly shares reflections about her travels playing music and the people she’s met. She moved to Nashville from Milwaukee to pursue music more seriously, and the cover art conveys the sentiment of adventure and wonder. From having springtime drinks in “Dandelion Wine”

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AUDIO: Old Wolves – “Your Ghost Now in the Branches” (EP)

Doom folk project Old Wolves has a new EP out, following the lead single (and title track) from a few weeks back. Through four tracks (including one interlude), Joe Zumpano keeps it heavy with a dreary mood and tortured tone. It feels like we’re walking through a desecrated property that was once blessed with life and meaning, but is now

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AUDIO: Cedarwell – “Black Swan Self-Help”

Folk rock trio Cedarwell’s latest single is indeed inspired by Darren Aronofsky’s 2010 psychological horror film “Black Swan.” They wrote the song to uplift you out of an existential crisis. Reassuring that our hearts expand like the universe, Cedarwell are here to tell us that anything is possible with an open mind. It’s a thoughtful jam with an optimistic philosophy

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AUDIO: Bug Moment – “WORM”

Folk pop duo Bug Moment are newcomers in the Milwaukee scene. Their recent single is lovesick and delicate, consisting of a twinkling acoustic melody peppered with light electronics. There’s a sense of conflict between two people, but they’re communicating with melancholy honesty. The B-Side is an acoustic version of their song “Moth” from this past December. It’s a promising start

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VIDEO: Old Wolves – “Your Ghost Now in the Branches”

Blues folk project Old Wolves has the first single and video out for his upcoming EP. With a crushing doom riff, the tune seems to be inspired by the false calls for unity in America right now. In a period where we’re so politically divided, our bodies will ultimately wither away alone. The judgment has been brought upon by our

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AUDIO: Whiskey and the Devil – “Till the Last Drop”

Rockers Whiskey and the Devil dropped their new record on New Year’s. Kicking things off with “Safe Harbor (Hindsight’s 2020)”, the band delivers an alcohol-soaked, energetic attitude over eleven songs in a variety of tempos. “Moonlight” is a banger that takes a 70’s hard rock riff into modern gritty aesthetic, while “Raze a Glass” carries a mean and animalistic swagger,

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