Archive for the ‘Acoustic’ Category

  1. Julien Baker – Good News (Piano Version)
  2. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Hope The High Road
  3. BNQT – Unlikely Force
  4. Bonnie Prince Billy & Nathan Salsburg – Wallin Creek Girls
  5. Kevin Morby – Come To Me Now
  6. Diet Cig – Link In Bio
  7. The New Pornographers – Whiteout Conditions
  8. Marissa Nadler – Rosemary
  9. W.H. Lung – Nothing Is
  10. Soccer Mommy – Be Seeing You

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lucy Rose has announced details of a new single, her first through Communion Records.

Floral Dresses strips her music right back to where it started, harbouring her fragile voice and acoustic guitar, and as an added bonus it also features the exquisite harmonies of The Staves.

Listen below.

 

Martha Tilston has announced details of her new album NOMAD released via Squiggly Records on 12th May.

It has subtle undertones of old country music flittering throughout, and suggestions of rock and pop, but it is primarily a record that pairs the intimacy of acoustic guitar and voice to expansive electric guitar, slide guitar, banjo and string arrangements.

NOMAD will be preceded by a double A-side single; Nomad Blood which invites the listener to make a fire outside and lie back, looking up at the stars around and embrace the environment in which we live, backed with Little Arrow, a song about loss and guidance.

Listen to both below – a perfect start for a Sunday morning.

 

 

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Song By Toad Records have shared details of Volume 6 in their series of split 12″ releases, and this is a cracker, featuring no lesser lights than Willard Grant Conspiracy and Micah P. Hinson from over the water and Scotland’s own Tissø Lake and Kitchen Cynics.

It is a fabulous 12 track collection and will be released on the 6th March on limited edition clear orange vinyl. Pre-order here.

Listen to The Only Child by Willard Grant Conspiracy and Spaceman by Micah P. Hinson below.

 

 

Here is a rather lovely festive cover of an absolute Christmas classic courtesy of Billie Marten.

 

Stanley Brinks – aka André Herman Düne – returns with the new double album Vieilles Canieques / Nouvelles Caniques, the follow up to 2016’s Record Store Day Release Turtle Dove.

Once again he is joined by the Norwegian folk collective The Kaniks, this time stripped back to a two piece of fiddle and banjo, hence The Old Time Kaniks. This double album of modern day folk tales of love, loss and mischief was recorded on a remote island outside the small town of Egersund in south west Norway. Over the course of a week of midnight sun, midnight swims and midnight beers on their isolated rocky island, they lived and worked in the only building there, the now-unmanned mid 19th century Vibberodden lighthouse.

Listen to Monique below – a classic piece of Brinks storytelling: two and a half minutes of tales of drinking, smoking and heartbreak.

 

She & Him have shared the music video for their Everly Brothers-influenced rendition of Winter Wonderland, which also features vocals by Jenny Lewis.

Watch the pug filled music video below…

 

Arborist Share Dark Stream

Posted: October 12, 2016 in Acoustic, Folk, Indie, Music
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Dark Stream is the new single from Northern Ireland’s Arborist. Beginning with a stark, quasi-funeral horn it launches in to a haunting and affecting lament, awash with typically gorgeous melodies and arrangements that showcase Mark McCambridge’s rich vocals and thoughtful songwriting.

We’ve already shared the six minute ramble of A Man Of My Age and the subtly melancholic I Heard Him Leaving, but this may well be the best of them all so far. All come from forthcoming album Home Burial, due out on 11 November via Kirkinrola Records.

Have a listen.

 

Nickel In The Jukebox

Here is the latest instalment in our Nickel In The Jukebox series – simple proposition – ten songs, you decide… hit or miss.

Have at it.

Rue Snider – Blue Skies And Telephone Poles  [RIYL: Americana, Bright Eyes, Billy Bragg]

 

The Persian Leaps – See Me Unaware  [RIYL: Power-pop, Bob Mould, The Ramones]

 

Naked Giants – Ya Ya  [RIYL: Garage Rock, The Sonics, Ty Segall]

 

Lina Tullgren – Grace  [RIYL: Singer-Songwriters, Julien Baker, Eskimeaux]

 

Conquerors – Turned Me To Stone  [RIYL: Vintage Psych-pop, Kinks, Beatles]

 

Coot Wilson – 5 a.m. Fog  [RIYL: Folk, Gram Parsons, Townes Van Zandt]

 

Cigarette Bums – Strange  [RIYL: Garage-punk, The Stooges, The Black Lips]

 

Sat. Nite Duets – TAFKA Salieri  [RIYL: Indie Rock, Guided By Voices, Violent Femmes]

 

BJ Barham – Rockingham  [RIYL: Country-Folk, James McMurtry, Sturgill Simpson]

 

Bonfire Nights – Easy Touch  [RIYL: Post-punk, Jesus & Mary Chain, Lola Colts]

 

Here is a second track from Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster (of the Water Liars) upcoming solo release Constant Stranger which is out on the last day of September via Big Legal Mess.

Laid Low is another exquisitely presented slice of folky Americana from an album of eleven songs that feel more like snapshots documented, processed, and archived, filled with stories and images of how the small and often overlooked everyday moments affect the larger ones.

Stream it here. Check out previous track Headed South here.