Tag Archives: Folk

AUDIO: Dead, Dead Swans – “October”

Folk trio Dead, Dead Swans are out with their debut EP. It’s four songs that touch on very personal sentiments; “Less of Me” is about having a difficult relationship with your father and confronting those emotions, “The Ash” deals with intense inner turmoil, and the remaining two tracks tackle the strange patterns we notice within our lives. Dead, Dead Swans

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AUDIO: Homerow – “Learning How to Sleep in the 21st Century”

Folktronica project Homerow has kicked the new year off with a fresh album. While gentle as a feather, the emotional conviction here is heavy and powerful, detailing feelings of escaping reality and sanctuary in sleep. There’s tales of hypnosis, being broken up with your former self, reconciliation, and coming to terms with the ways things are. Cloudy weather and pale

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AUDIO: Minna Ora – “Sea”

Minna Ora delights with her new release, ‘Sea’. It is the type of track which will catapult you far from the craziness of the modern world into a realm where only serenity flows. Fusing modern indie with nostalgic folk, Minna smashes the nail on the head with a vocal which is challenging to refuse. It all kicks off as it

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VIDEO: Wise Jennings – “The Clod”

Husband-and-wife country-rock duo Wise Jennings have a new single and video out this week. Right off the bat, the video begins with the definition of a “clod’ – a stupid person. Shot in black and white, the couple are shown singing in the fields, cracking open beers and dancing with scenes of them jamming. Footage of scuffles during political protests

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AUDIO: Brad Lee Curtis – “Surrender”

Singer-songwriter Brad Lee Curtis’s debut single is about feeling lost and begging for guidance. Combining folk rock with pop, Curtis shines with optimism even from a hopeless pit. No darkness is too dark for light to penetrate. It’s a strong beginning for Brad Lee Curtis; we’re excited to see what he’s got in store.

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AUDIO: D.B. Rouse – “Grow Up”

Singer-songwriter D.B. Rouse is out with a new record. It’s a country-folk flavored selection; Rouse shares tales of growing up in Wisconsin, the Rust Belt, getting old and wishing not to be in a nursing home, and how his mother raised him. It’s warm, inviting, and perfect for your November bonfire. D.B. Rouse comforts us with these homespun tunes reflecting

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AUDIO: Golden Coins – “Fade Diagram”

Experimental folk duo Golden Coins are out with a new record this week – their first in nine years. Right off the bat we’re greeted with the sweet and hopeful “Home Opener,” which reminds us to keep moving towards the light together. There’s a twangy pop sensibility accompanying themes of home, memories, and aging. The songs paint vivid and glorious

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AUDIO: Old Wolves – “Smoldering Pines”

Blues-folk project Old Wolves dropped a single this past week and it’s two songs. As the title suggests, the songs feel like a trek through dense forest in the middle of the summer. We follow Joe Zumpano’s rich voice through that forest as he shares tales of visits with the devil. Old Wolves has a new record out next week

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