NEW MUSIC: David James Allen – Tough Love
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NEW MUSIC: David James Allen – Tough Love

Ontario songwriter David James Allen has hit a wonderfully rich and immersive psychedelic folk-rock sound on this new song. There’s some Devendra Banhart weird wistfulness, backed by a burbling funk-lite rhythm section and some dovetailing vocals that deal in the theme of companionship and a deep romance between two people; one of them is dying … 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: 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

NEW MUSIC: Grey River & The Smoky Mountain – Lay With Me / William The Deceiver
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NEW MUSIC: Grey River & The Smoky Mountain – Lay With Me / William The Deceiver

Today we’re featuring two new songs from Grey River & The Smoky Mountain, a folk group from Athens, Greece. Both tracks showcase the sensitivity with which they approach their music. The soulful vocal and the sparse instrumentation. There’s a bluesy country quality to their sound too, with shades of a darker gothic delivery. Both songs … 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

NEW MUSIC: Eric Cannata – Another Song
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NEW MUSIC: Eric Cannata – Another Song

Los Angeles songwriter Eric Cannata recently released his new EP Lonely Beast, featuring this track, ‘Another Song’. It’s one of those warm, low-key ruminations that takes in folk music with sweet dynamics and a lush sonic world. Cannata cites Wilco and Sparklehorse as influences and you can definitely hear them on this track, filtered into … 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: Mardi Lumsden – Heading Home
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NEW MUSIC: Mardi Lumsden – Heading Home

Brisbane songwriter Mardi Lumsden has released this wonderful new folk single, ‘Heading Home’, the third to come from her debut album Hiatus. The song hits a soulful groove courtesy of the Hammond organ and her restrained voice with its sweet, soft, sleepy tones and blurred edges. According to Lumsden, “‘Heading Home’ is the feeling you … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Fanny Lumsden
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INTERVIEW: Fanny Lumsden

FANNY LUMSDEN WANTED TO CREATE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL THAT SHE COULD FIND SOLACE IN Fanny Lumsden’s third country-folk album, Fallow, sees her exploring new musical terrain and dealing with the loss of loved ones and the joy of bringing new life into the world. As she explains to Chris Familton, it’s an album that represents possibility … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Ron Pope – Dodge Aries Wagon
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NEW MUSIC: Ron Pope – Dodge Aries Wagon

Last month, Nashville-based Ron Pope released his new LP Bone Structure, a 15-track set of songs that are presented in both subtle and overt form as a collective letter to his young daughter. Pope seems to have had in interesting and at times challenging life to-date, as an impoverished child of teenaged parents to broken-hearted New … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Eric Long – Bluebird
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NEW MUSIC: Eric Long – Bluebird

Last year we featured ‘To Dream Again‘, a song from San Francisco-based Eric Long which caught our ear with its stripped back folk sound and his weathered voice. ‘Bluebird’ comes from his new 2020 album Looking Up and shows a warmer, more detailed sound, draped in a melodic vocal and some wonderful pedal steel and fiddle. On first … Continue reading