Posts Tagged ‘folk’

talons’ – Rustic Bullshit

August 8, 2011

If you’re feeling melancholic.

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The Sleepy Trees – Settings

February 23, 2010

I don’t usually like music like this so I started listening with a very critical ear. I’m one of those listeners that judges a whole album by the first song – no, the first NOTES and I’m going to admit I listened through this whole release waiting for a slip up. I’m not going to lie. This is awesome folky stuff.

“Beautifully simplistic collect of tuneful acoustically driven songs. The vocals have a Bright Eyes gene dissected and cross bred with Okkervil River’s gushings of country melody; The Sleepy Trees play full bodied, minimalistic indie folk masterpieces, laden with acoustic flourishes and story-telling goodness.”   –bolachas.org

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Chris Rehm – Salivary Stones

February 22, 2010

There’s a lot going on with this cassette release, and it’s all incredible. There’s an honesty here that flows through every genre that’s on this, and there’s no excess of anything. Well paced, well structured and just lovely.

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Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago

January 22, 2010

I know this isn’t a hard find, and I know I’m breaking the news a little bit late, but it’s official. Bon Iver is on an indefinite “hiatus.” We all know how those go, amirite? RIP, one of Jeff’s favorite indie rock bands.

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Pygmy Lush – Mount Hope

October 22, 2009

lov57_pygmylushFormed from the ashes of Pageninetynine, here is Pygmy Lush. Odd band really, they’ve done some Screamo, and some Folk, under the same name. This one however, is all Folk. Enjoy.

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Iron & Wine – The Creek Drank the Cradle

September 26, 2009

Iron and Wine - The Creek Drank The Cradle - frontNot the most obscure album we’ll give you, but an excellent one nonetheless. An essential album to listen to if you ever feel in the need for some folk. This guy also has a really gnarly beard.

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Celery Demos

August 26, 2009

demoVio is girl I’ve had the privilege of being acquainted with and hearing her voice for real. This is what makes me mad at myself for not being able to do – simple, pure and captivating vocals over the sweetest guitar motifs you’ll hear.

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Cash Money Bros. Live

August 10, 2009

I’m not into this kind of stuff usually, or at all even but whoever Ben Gibbard and Ben Barnett are (I know they’re relatively important or something) they are hilarious on this. Mostly covers but fun as.

“Who here rode their bike to the show? We came in a limo”

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William Fitzsimmons – The Sparrow and the Crow

June 23, 2009

41UU0L-dFQLSo I was going to post an album by a band that existed for one show only that went by the name of cash money bros – but I couldn’t find it, which upset me a lot….

Instead, I’m going to put up an album by a guy who I’ve been obsessed with lately – his music is charmingly simple, but so very complicated at the same time…. Plus he sports a wicked beard that is the envy of any grown man.

Track one is not his best song – skip it and give the album the chance it deserves.

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David Bazan – American Flags EP

May 26, 2009

The man behind this 2 track EP is one of the most prolific artists of his time – and as per usual, has been greatly undervalued by everyone.

The driving force of such amazingly influential bands such as Pedro the Lion and Headphones,  David shows on this hard to find EP that he  can still kill you with his amazing vocal talents and simple song structures.

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