Tag Archives: Folk

Listen: Plains (Katie Crutchfield + Jess Williamson) – “Problem With It” [2022]

Today in completely unexpected super-duos, Katie Crutchfield (of Waxahatchee) and Jess Williamson have paired together as Plains, who have an album I Walked With You A Ways coming October 14 via ANTI. It’s interesting, because I saw that MJ Lenderman announced … Continue reading

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Listen: Joan Shelley – “The Spur” [2022]

You are now entering a pro-Joan Shelley zone. Be prepared to listen to some of the best contemporary folk music around. Joan Shelley is a pro at this, and she’s got a new record coming soon to prove it. The Spur is … Continue reading

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Listen: Michael Beharie (of Zs) – “Ghost” [2022]

A brand-new offering for you today – the first track from the upcoming Michael Beharie (of improvisational group Zs) album, Promise, out April 8. If you’re familiar with Zs’ music and are intimidated (like I was before clicking play on … Continue reading

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Listen: caroline – “Dark blue” [2022]

This song has been out for a minute now, but London group caroline just dropped their debut LP via Rough Trade this past Friday and its opener, “Dark Blue” is a tone-setter for an album I foresee myself spending a … Continue reading

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Listen: Ryan Dugre – “For Cement” [2022]

It’s been a year already. We need some meditative, instrumental guitar pieces to help us recalibrate. Ryan Dugre is here. His new EP Look See is out February 18 via Ruination Records and has definitely reset my internal monologues in the … Continue reading

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Listen: Allegra Krieger – “Taking It In” [2022]

Folk fans – perk thine ears, for a enlightened presence this way comes! NY-based singer/songwriter Allegra Krieger is releasing her new album Precious Thing on March 4 via Northern Spy, her second for the label. Recorded with Luke Temple of Here We … Continue reading

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Listen: LEYA – “Glass Jaw (feat. Julie Byrne)” [2022]

Dark sonic sorcerers LEYA are BACK with a new tune after flooring me and many others with their 2020 LP Flood Dream. The new track “Glass Jaw” features a rare collab with singer/songwriter Julie Byrne, offering some smoky guest vocals on … Continue reading

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Listen: Marissa Nadler – “Seabird” (Alessi Brothers Cover) [2022]

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Listen: Frank Harris & Maria Marquez – “Canto Del Pilon” [1985]

Wanted to start off 2022 with some true magic. Just recently came across this 7″ by Frank Harris and Maria Marquez, “Canto Del Pilon” b/w “Campesina”, beautiful synth-backed reworkings of Venezuelan folk songs. Some sweet experimental touches thrown in for … Continue reading

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Listen: Mike Etten – “Saints” [2021]

This Friday (Oct. 1), Mike Etten (PC Worship, Dougie Poole band) is releasing his debut solo album, Love Wash, via Dull Tools. I wasn’t familiar with Etten prior to getting the LP, but checking out a few of the tracks on here I’m definitely digging the whispery, psychedelic blues folk that sounds at home in an old forest cemetery or desert ruin.  Continue reading

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