http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dKYs_j4J0k Ali Lacey is the man behind Novo Amor, producing alternative folk tunes from the UK. Ali emailed me his new single, "From Gold", and said it would "fit in nicely" with my blog. I gave it a listen, and couldn't help but agree! On the Novo Amor Facebook page, Ali mentions Bon Iver and… Continue reading Song of the Day: From Gold by Novo Amor
This Seattle-based indie-folk group really broke onto the scene with their hit, "Lost in My Mind" in 2011. Now they're back, with a new album called Let's Be Still. They've opened for acts like My Morning Jacket, Iron & Wine, and Death Cab for Cutie, but the group is definitely capable of headlining. The sextet is… Continue reading Album Review: Let’s Be Still from The Head and the Heart
I got an e-mail from a guy named Daniel (can I call you Dan?), telling me about his band, Filbert, and their soon-to-debut "Central Valley Commute". I thought, sounds solid! How could I pass up a band with the name Filbert? Anyway, upon clicking the attached links, I discovered this. I like the folk/popish fusion,… Continue reading Fresh Music: Filbert
Yeah, I just made that a verb. I love Bandcamp for so many reasons. It's a place for new artists to put themselves out there, and for music lovers like myself to discover them. Also, a ton of them offer their music for little to no cost. You must check it out. Anyway, here's what… Continue reading Bandcamping
Yay for Songza. This was on the Gorilla vs. Bear playlist, so props to them. I love this.
After a year of polling, compiling, and analyzing, Pitchfork finally released the People's List! It's got the top albums (as voted by readers) in the fifteen years since Pitchfork was founded. Radiohead, of course, came out on top.
I love these guys. And not just because they're from Duluth, which is awesome. They have a unique sound. It's not bluegrass, but not just straight up folk, either. Folkgrass. Anyway, I love their harmonies and fiddle.
Love the background to this song. And their voices never cease to move me. Slower than other songs, but if you pay attention to the lyrics it makes sense. Sad, but adorable. Another goodie.