NEW MUSIC: El Warren – The Long Lonely Time
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NEW MUSIC: El Warren – The Long Lonely Time

Hell yeah, this thing kicks along like a fleet-footed mountain cat. Locomotive drumming, brisk strumming and some killer electric guitar playing are the hallmarks of this song from Californian El Warren who has played in a bunch of other bands, across a myriad of styles. He know country and folk though by the sound of … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Andrew Ryan – Torn Apart /The Loneliest
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NEW MUSIC: Andrew Ryan – Torn Apart /The Loneliest

Andrew Ryan is a songwriter based in St Louis who recently released his second full length album, Wild Terrain, featuring these two tracks – ‘Torn Apart’ and ‘The Loneliness’. ‘Torn Apart’ has a really nice, low-key and mournful feel courtesy of the way the guitar and pedal steel rises and falls like a swell of emotion. … Continue reading

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

NEW MUSIC: Bryan Estepa – Weight In Gold
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NEW MUSIC: Bryan Estepa – Weight In Gold

Sydney songwriter Bryan Estepa follows up his 2019 album, Sometimes I Just Don’t Know,  with a brand new single ‘Weight In Gold’. It’s a warm and mellow embrace of a song. Heartfelt notions abound on this beautiful paean to a friend or a lover. It’s all wrapped up in shimmering guitar, handclaps and mellotron, with Estepa’s … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Naomi Keyte – Travelling Women
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NEW MUSIC: Naomi Keyte – Travelling Women

  Let yourself be carried away by this new song from Adelaide songwriter Naomi Keyte, the first single since her debut album release,Melaleuca (2017), that saw Keyte nominated for Best Folk, Best Female Artist and Best Release at the 2017 South Australian Music Awards. “The song tells the story of loving someone perpetually on the move. It speaks to the push/pull of a relationship … Continue reading

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: 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

NEW MUSIC: Eion Noonan – Yesterday
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NEW MUSIC: Eion Noonan – Yesterday

There’s not much information floating around the interweb about American Eion Noonan but we heard this song on our online travels and really dug the rhythmic nod and sway of ‘Yesterday’. It has that lazy afternoon vibe and country rock ramshackle atmosphere like Wilco jamming with Built To Spill. Nice sounds indeed. 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: 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: 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