Folk
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...
The Oh Hellos - Through the Deep, Dark Valley

The Oh Hellos – Through the Deep, Dark Valley

Gospel choirs are beginning to make for some completely original, addictively wholesome listening. While high-energy, organically-driven, gang-vocal folk-rock has become rather popular (thanks Mum&Sons), I’m of the opinion that the genre still has quite a bit of life left to it. Listen to Through the Deep, Dark Valley by The Oh Hellos, and you’ve got...
photocomfort - photocomfort

photocomfort – photocomfort

photocomfort truly came out of nowhere. Unassuming indie folk/pop at its core, the far-too-short self-titled EP accomplishes a great deal within its rather limited time span. Simply put, it’s been one of the most pleasantly confounding introductions to an artist I’ve had in quite some time. It’s not everyday (month, or year for that matter) that an artist...
To Kill A King - Word of Mouth

To Kill A King – Word of Mouth

After deciding to feature this EP, I realized that the band pulled the download ability from their Bandcamp page and decided to link to their iTunes and merch sites for purchase. I’ve decided not to speculate on the issue, as each artist is entitled to their own strategy in making money on recorded music. The...
The Novel Ideas - Home

The Novel Ideas – Home

In early 2012, Daniel Radin (one of the masterminds behind electro-indie outfit Magic Man) jumped back into the studio with The Novel Ideas to record their third effort, Home. Hot off the wild success of their Kickstarter campaign, the foursome officially released the album back in April. Needless to say, the investment by the backers...
Balto - Monuments

Balto – Monuments

Balto, one of the few talented bands that served as an impetus for this very website, has made their first move since early 2011. Monuments, though a short, six-song EP, presents itself more as an LP with its scale in storytelling and musicianship. While the effort is painted across a much smaller canvas than their...
Jay William Henderson - The Sun Will Burn Our Eyes

Jay William Henderson – The Sun Will Burn Our Eyes

A bit of melancholy never hurt anybody. Too much… well that’s another story. While it might be the most prominent emotion evoked by Jay William Henderson‘s most recent full length; his sincerity in songwriting, intricate musicianship, and soothing vocal work make the album one of the most spellbinding listens of 2012. Though indie-folk at its...
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...