Tag Archive: Folk

Playlist: Dan Digs Cosmic Country

  Ethereal folk, emotive alt-indie, and astral Americana.         Come along on a voyage of discovery into the spellbound sound of cosmic country.       Dan Digs Cosmic Country… Continue reading

Playlist: Dan Digs Country & Eastern – Country Music from the Land of the Rising Sun

  Three chords and the truth from Tokyo and beyond.         Listen to this selection of the best modern country and alt-folk songs from Japan.       Dan Digs… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: ØZWALD – “Call Off the Doctor” (Allswell Records) (Official Video)

  It’s a different view.       Currently very much into the honeyed folk of the Nashville-via-Los Angeles duo ØZWALD, otherwise known as Jason Wade (he of the band Lifehouse) and Steve… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Moses Sumney – “Everlasting Sigh”

  I’ve been a fan of Moses Sumney’s leftfield-soul-handclaps-as-percussion-casual-yet-monumental-songwriting since first hearing him perform live at Abbot Kinney Festival in Venice back in 2013.       (Peep my Vine of the matter… Continue reading

Astronauts – “Skydive” (Official Video)

  “Skydive” is the sound of a summer’s day gone wrong, then right, then wrong, then right again, according to East London electronic indie-folk band Astronauts aka Dan Carney, formerly of Dark Captain and… Continue reading

Sylvan Esso – “Coffee” (Official Video)

  Singer Amelia Meath & electronic music producer Nick Sanborn hail from Durham, North Carolina.       Together they make experimental, beat-driven, indie-folk as Sylvan Esso.   Their previous single, “Hey Mami,”… Continue reading

Wolf Alice – “Moaning Lisa Smile” (Live at Toe Rag Studios)

  North London’s Wolf Alice set the guitars to “overdrive” and “early 90s” on the fantastic “Moaning Lisa Smile,” whose ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah refrain will get lodged in your brain for days.      … Continue reading

WE ARE THE WEST INTERVIEW & LIVE PERFORMANCE AT THEIR UNDERGROUND PARKING LOT SHOW IN SANTA MONICA – TV SEGMENT PRODUCED FOR NUVOTV’S MUSIC SHOW THE COLLECTIVE (VIDEO)

  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THIS SEGMENT ON VEVO.COM NOW.     I recently produced a story on the incredible We Are The West for NUVOtv‘s flagship music program, The Collective.   I’m honored to be able to tell… Continue reading

THE BELLE BRIGADE INTERVIEW & LIVE PERFORMANCE AT AMOEBA MUSIC IN HOLLYWOOD – TV SEGMENT PRODUCED FOR NUVOTV’S MUSIC SHOW THE COLLECTIVE (VIDEO)

  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THIS SEGMENT ON VEVO.COM NOW.     Have a listen and a watch of this piece on Los Angeles brother-and-sister indie-folk duo The Belle Brigade that I recently produced for NUVOtv‘s… Continue reading

Ray LaMontagne – “Lavender”

  Those loose, loose guitar strings, that “Steady as She Goes” angular drum pattern.       Ray LaMontagne – “Lavender”         Ray LaMontagne‘s new album, Supernova, is out now.… Continue reading

Mélissa Laveaux – “Pie Bwa”

With spritely yet melancholy fingerpicked guitar inches from your ears, Haitian-Canadian singer Mélissa Laveaux reworks and riffs on Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit,” singing entirely in Creole and from the viewpoint of the blood-stained… Continue reading

Lonnie Holley – “Six Space Shuttles and 144,000 Elephants” (Official Video)

“Six Space Shuttles and 144,000 Elephants” is quite possibly my new favorite song title. Lonnie Holley, born on February 10, 1950 in Birmingham, Alabama, is the seventh of twenty-seven children. Childhood was chaotic:… Continue reading

Half Moon Run – “Full Circle” (Official Video)

Canadian Pastoral both in scene and sound. Montreal indie-folksters Half Moon Run pair Fleet Foxes vocal melodies with shimmering post-rock guitar.   Half Moon Run – “Full Circle” (Official Video)   Listen to… Continue reading

William Adamson – “Foggy Dew”

The first week of January 2013 sees a sombre, roots-ridden new signing for Gilles Peterson‘s Brownswood label. Produced by 2 Banks of 4, William Adamson’s first release, Under an East Coast Moon, is… Continue reading

Folk Acoustic Cover Versions of Mos Def’s “Umi Says” & the Pharcyde’s “Runnin” by B.J. Smith

This is special. Two sublime and subaqueous folk acoustic cover versions of two hip-hop classics.   Mos Def’s “Umi Says” & the Pharcyde’s “Runnin” by B.J. Smith (Folk Acoustic Cover Versions)   Download… Continue reading

Cloud Boat – “Lions on the Beach”

More of that Mount Kimbie-ish, “pastoral dubstep” sound.   Rather nice.  

Nottingham, England’s Jake Bugg Goes Bob Dylan Doppelganger on “Trouble Town” (Official Video) (Free MP3 Download)

And he’s only 18 years old.   Download this song for free by liking Jake Bugg’s Facebook page here.  

Communion (Michael Kiwanuka, Ben Lovett, Ben Howard, the Staves, Johannes of Bear’s Den) – “Over the Hill” (John Martyn Cover) (Performed at SXSW 2012 in Austin, Texas)

I’ve been evangelizing to anyone who will listen about the brilliance of Michael Kiwanuka for some time now. This video will convince you of that brilliance. It’s quite, quite heartwarming and beautiful.  … Continue reading

One Little Plane ft Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood – “She Was Out in the Water” (Produced by Four Tet)

Every once in a while I’ll take a dive head-first into the weird and wonderful gym-bag that is “folktronica” (see Beth Orton and the Chems’ collaborative output, see also the rather excellent Perfect… Continue reading

SMOD – ‘Ca Chante’ (Official Video)

Loving some Malian folk hop for a Thursday night! Cool fact! SMOD’s frontman Sam (guy with the guitar) is none other than the son of Mali’s premier musical couple Amadou and Mariam! Another… Continue reading