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Shakey Graves - Donor Blues

Shakey Graves – Donor Blues

Shakey Graves blazed onto the scene pretty quickly. While which scene he blazed onto remains up for interpretation, his presence online and in his hometown of Austin has made him into an “indie/folk hero” of sorts. But what draws me to his music is the exact opposite of what I spoke of in our most...
yesper - cannibal king

yesper – cannibal king

I’ll just get this out of the way now: I’m a sucker for subtle, unassuming indie-folk. Simplicity is an understated treasure in today’s complex indie music landscape, and its spoils are only available for those who make themselves aware of it. In my experience, getting into an album without much more than a guy and his...
Lost Lander - DRRT

Lost Lander – DRRT

Debut records are always a treat. Without the expectations associated with a previously released album, you really have nothing to compare it to. It’s par for the course, though, that this can have both positive and negative consequences. Positive, because if the album speaks for itself and has a sound all its own, it will...
The Klenners - Road Trip Sessions

The Klenners – Road Trip Sessions

If there were ever a type of music that’s on its way out, you’d think that it would be a style with low barriers to entry. Not only that, but it would be a fully saturated genre, one with so much supply that people just couldn’t possibly want any more of it. How much simpler...
Hip Hatchet - Joy and Better Days

Hip Hatchet – Joy and Better Days

When folk music comes together (and I mean, when it really clicks) there’s a certain sense of calm that overtakes you. It surges in, not quite in a hurried manner, but with a sort of subdued urgency. It simply says, “Listen, but no rush, man. I’ll be right here when you need me.” All the...
Andy Shea - Braver EP

Andy Shea – Braver EP

Andy Shea is a Massachusetts-based indie rocker with a distinct focus on simplicity. Braver, his most recent 4-track EP, is only a sampling of his off-kilter work but serves as a humble introduction to an otherwise talented songwriter. Braver starts off with Andy singing lazily in his naturally low register. Paired with just an acoustic...
Good Old War - Come Back As Rain

Good Old War – Come Back As Rain

Standing atop the virtual soapbox that I call Bandcamp’s Best, I like to focus my efforts on bands that are relatively unknown in the wide, wide world of music.  While I realize that Good Old War has quite the following already, they remain one of my all-time favorite bands, and serve (somewhat idealistically) as a...
Accents - Growth and Squalor

Accents – Growth and Squalor

*Looks like as of April 2012, the band has pulled the album from BC… I’ll keep an eye out for it in the future.* Accents’ full length debut offers up some of the most refreshing indie and alternative rock I’ve heard for some time.  While the heart-on-sleeve styled vocals and lyrics can sound a bit...
Everyman of Parts - Travelling Time

Everyman of Parts – Travelling Time

In my relatively short time on this earth, I’ve listened to quite a few multi-instrumentalist musicians. I’ve found while they can be impressive in their adeptness, they can be simultaneously overburdened by the responsibility that comes along with making a entire record.  In my own experience as an electronic musician, being responsible for the entirety...