NEW MUSIC: State Park Ranger – Mountain Kin / Anodyne
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NEW MUSIC: State Park Ranger – Mountain Kin / Anodyne

We love the nexus between alt-country, dark folk, post-rock and slowcore music. That rarefied air that people like Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Jason Molina, Bon Iver and others have all breathed and created in. When we heard ‘Mountain Kin / Anodyne‘, by group State Park Ranger, we knew they were kindred spirits of those musicians and … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Brandon Dodd – What A Way To Die
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ALBUM REVIEW: Brandon Dodd – What A Way To Die

Brandon Dodd What A Way To Die Independent ‘Absolute’, the opening track on Brandon Dodd’s debut solo album sets a high standard with its warmth and intimacy, a wonderful blend of country, folk and heart-on-sleeve soul. The subtlety and restraint in the guitar playing and Dodd’s voice introduce a solo artist who has treaded the … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Fritz Hutchison – Fortunate Flaws
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NEW MUSIC: Fritz Hutchison – Fortunate Flaws

Kansas City native Fritz Hutchison has just released Wide Wild Acres, an album that bristles with heartfelt intent and cascading melodies that tumble across a landscape of Americana and indie rock. ‘Fortunate Flaws’ sounds like a lost Creedence Clearwater Revival meets Wilco gem, built on the back of Hutchison’s gloriously lazy and wide-ranging voice. The push and pull … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Dan Sartain – The Return Of Ringo
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NEW MUSIC: Dan Sartain – The Return Of Ringo

Birmingham Alabama’s Dan Sartain has a new tale of western gothic noir for your listening pleasure. There’s drama aplenty in his sound that contains a tinge of Nick Cave in its moody salute to the cowboys of the silver screen and television. ‘The Return Of Ringo’ comes from Sartain’s album Western Hills (Out now with vinyl … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Tommy Alexander – Whatever You Say
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NEW MUSIC: Tommy Alexander – Whatever You Say

We posted excitedly about Tommy Alexander a few weeks ago, or maybe it was last month, life’s something of a blur at the moment. Regardless, we shouted from an isolated hilltop about the greatness of his first singles from his new album Waves which is out next Friday, June 5th. ‘Whatever You Say’ is the … Continue reading

NEWS: Charley Crockett Announces New LP ‘Welcome To Hard Times’
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NEWS: Charley Crockett Announces New LP ‘Welcome To Hard Times’

  Charley Crockett, today announced his latest studio album Welcome To Hard Times, released July 31st on Thirty Tigers. A bold new record from the definitive young voice in country and western’s modern reinvention. Produced by Mark Neill, with songwriting contributions from Pat McLaughlin and Dan Auerbach, Welcome To Hard Times’ is a genre-bending mix … Continue reading

NEWS: New Jason Molina Album ‘Eight Gates’ Announced
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NEWS: New Jason Molina Album ‘Eight Gates’ Announced

Secretly Canadian have announced the release of a new Jason Molina LP ‘Eight Gates’, his last collection of solo recordings, made in London in January 2009. Pre-order HERE Sometime in 2006 or 2007, Jason Molina moved from the midwest to London. Separated from his bandmates and friends and never one for idleness, Molina explored his … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: John Moreland – LP5
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ALBUM REVIEW: John Moreland – LP5

John Moreland LP5 Old Omens/Thirty Tigers John Moreland is a master of melancholy, a chronicler of the downhearted and down on their luck, with his weathered and worn ache of a voice. He has a knack for delivering maximum emotional impact from minimal window dressing in his songs and he’s as much a soul singer … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Tami Neilson – Chickaboom!
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ALBUM REVIEW: Tami Neilson – Chickaboom!

Tami Neilson Chickaboom! Outside Music/Neilson Records On her latest album, Canadian-Kiwi Tami Neilson strips things right back to the core essence of song, rhythm and particularly a spotlight on her exceptional voice. Her focus was to record the songs as they would sound on stage, as performed by a three-piece band – her current preference … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Dave Favours & The Roadside Ashes – Not Your Average Country Band
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ALBUM REVIEW: Dave Favours & The Roadside Ashes – Not Your Average Country Band

Dave Favours & The Roadside Ashes Not Your Average Country Band Stanley Records It’s been six years since Sydney songwriter Dave Favours released his solo album Wet Suburban Sunday, but he’s spent those years building up the roster on his label Stanley Records, releasing the Australian alt-country compilation Take Me To Town and honing the … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Uncle Sinner – Creation Myth
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NEW MUSIC: Uncle Sinner – Creation Myth

Uncle Sinner released his new album Trouble Of The World in March and one of the highlights from it is this piece of raw folk blues in ‘Creation Myth’. A gravelly voice, primitive stomping percussion and rolling metallic banjo string plucking are the foundations for the song that takes off into a heady, psychedelic banjo … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Zach Aaron – Animal Of Burden / Southeast Texas Trinity River Bottom Blues
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NEW MUSIC: Zach Aaron – Animal Of Burden / Southeast Texas Trinity River Bottom Blues

Great lyrics and delivery on these recent new releases from Texan Zach Aaron. There’s some Guthrie and Dylan in the mix, and a countrified blues sound that reminds me of a cross between Townes Van Zandt and a contemporary in Leo Rondeau – with his laidback style. The songs come from Aaron’s third studio album Fill … Continue reading

PREMIERE: Blitzen Trapper Release New Single and Announce New Album
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PREMIERE: Blitzen Trapper Release New Single and Announce New Album

Cosmic folk explorers Blitzen Trapper have been fairly quiet since they released VII in 2013 but today they release their brand new single ‘Magical Thinking‘ and announce that they’ve signed with the excellent label Yep Roc Records and will release their new LP Holy Smokes Future Jokes on August 28th, 2020. Check out the single … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Norma MacDonald – Wonder In The Summer
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NEW MUSIC: Norma MacDonald – Wonder In The Summer

We’re digging this song by Halifax, Nova Scotia songwriter Norma MacDonald that we came across online. She released her new album Old Future a few weeks ago and ‘Wonder In The Summer’ is just one of its many highlights. MacDonald’s voice is a classic country sound, soaked in that ache and melancholy that we love. … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Fanny Lumsden – Fallow
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ALBUM REVIEW: Fanny Lumsden – Fallow

Fanny Lumsden Fallow Cooking Vinyl Australia Right from the outset of Fanny Lumsden’s third album you sense that something different is in the air – a new maturity and and depth to the music as the lush opening hymnal refrain of ‘Mountain Song’ echoes and reverberates from the speakers. Musically it’s unexplored territory for the songwriter … Continue reading