Archive for the ‘Folk’ Category

Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, Kyle Field of Little Wings, and Kramies have decided to release the first ‘Split- Trio’ or Tri-Single’ as some might put it.

The unique concept sees the three musicians each writing and recording an original song using only one instrument, their voice, and one microphone. Intentionally lo-fi, the recordings use no frills or studio tricks, making for an intimate release of home recordings.

The lathe-cut vinyl are sold out (although more are coming soon) but the album can be streamed or downloaded via Bandcamp.

Hear them all below.

 

 

 

  1. Conor Oberst – No One Changes
  2. Deer Tick – White City  (Pogues cover)
  3. Deer Tick – Strange, Awful Feeling
  4. Sufjan Stevens – Lonely Man Of Winter
  5. The Good, The Bad & The Queen – Gun To The Head
  6. Drenge – Bonfire Of The City Boys
  7. Cherry Glazerr – Daddi
  8. J Mascis – Elastic Days
  9. Iceage – Balm Of Gilead
  10. Nancy – I’m Not Getting Sober, I’m Just Getting Older (Helluva Guy)
  11. Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore – Painter of Tygers
  12. Lydia Loveless – Do What You Have To Do  (Sarah McLachlan cover)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. The Good, The Bad & The Queen – Merrie Land
  2. Protomartyr – Forbidden  (Preoccupations cover)
  3. The C.I.A. – Pleasure Seeker
  4. Deerhunter – Death In Midsummer
  5. Cass McCombs – Sleeping Volcanoes
  6. Meat Wave – That’s Alright
  7. Spielbergs – 4AM
  8. Dolly Dream – The Way To Heaven
  9. Wand – Here Come The Warm Jets  (Brian Eno cover)
  10. Pat Thomas – What Is Coming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The wonderful David Cronenberg’s Wife (aka DCW) are back with a new EP, The Octoberman Sequence, which is due out via Blang Records tomorrow (digitally) and on the 2nd November on limited 12″ vinyl.

Key players in the UK’s antifolk scene in the late 2000s, we loved them for their black humour, sense of the macabre and twisted, often enjoyably bitter lyrics. Theirs was a perfect mix of oddball folk, punk sneer, crack-house discordance and krautrock grooves, and it is not too much of a stretch to trace their influence on bands like Fat White Family, Goat Girl and Phobophobes.

The new five track EP consists of live stalwart Rules and previously unrecorded slice-of-life vignettes such as You Should See and The Dude of Love.

It has been six years since we last posted about DCW. Welcome back boys!

 

 

  1. Neil Young – Campaigner (Live, acoustic)
  2. Ty Segall – Class War (The Dils cover)
  3. Beach House – Alien
  4. Public Service Broadcasting – White Star Liner
  5. The Growlers – Problems III
  6. Matthew E. White – No Future In Our Frontman
  7. Tiny Ruins – Olympic Girls
  8. Drug Church – Unlicensed Hall Monitor
  9. J Mascis – Web So Dense
  10. Keston Cobblers’ Club – Siren

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. The Dodos – Center Of
  2. Cass McCombs – Noise Suite For The Green Party
  3. Deer Tick – Hey! Yeah!
  4. Kurt Vile – Learning To Fly  (Tom Petty cover)
  5. The Smoking Trees – Who Is The Villain?
  6. American Pleasure Club – Oranges
  7. Magic Potion – Foamy Lace
  8. Girlpool – Lucy’s
  9. Strange Ranger – The Wires

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Titus Andronicus – Only A Hobo
  2. BRONCHO – Keep It In Line
  3. Phosphorescent – C’est La Vie No. 2
  4. Courtney Barnett – Small Talk
  5. Kurt Vile – One Trick Ponies
  6. Flat Worms – The Apparition
  7. Death Valley Girls – (One Less Thing) Before I Die
  8. The Berries – Junkyard Dog
  9. Laura Gibson – Domestication
  10. SOAK – Everybody Loves You
  11. New Rose – Plenty Of Flowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Joe Strummer – Czechoslovak Song / Where Is England
  2. The Men – Ailment
  3. Anna St. Louis – Desert
  4. Hater – Things To Keep Up With
  5. PAINT – Daily Gazette
  6. Methyl Ethel – Scream Whole
  7. Jeff Tweedy – Some Birds
  8. Death Valley Girls – Street Justice
  9. Kevin Devine – Into The Great Wide Open (Tom Petty cover)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adia Victoria’s musical introduction to the world came in the form of 3 tracks released over 18 months – Stuck In The South, Sea of Sand, and Howlin’ Shame. Her mixture of gothic country blues, eerie vocals, righteous anger and some thrilling guitar riffs immediately set her apart from the usual crowd.

Her newest track is Dope Queen Blues, written about her time in Atlanta during her early 20s – carefree, wild and vice ridden – and we have the lyric video for you below. Great stuff.

 

  1. Father John Misty – So I’m Growing Old On Magic Mountain (Live at Third Man Records)
  2. Holly Miranda – I Will Survive (FM4 Session Live In Vienna)  (Gloria Gaynor cover)
  3. Holly Miranda – A Little Piece
  4. Cloud Nothings – Leave Him Now
  5. Harmony Rockets with special guest Peter Walker – Atropos
  6. Marianne Faithfull feat. Nick Cave – The Gypsy Faerie Queen
  7. Cat Power – Stay  (Rihanna cover)
  8. M. Ward – Shark
  9. The Dodos – SW3
  10. The Wave Pictures – Roosevelt Skyes
  11. Reverend Horton Heat – Whole New Life
  12. Yowler – Where Is My Light
  13. Charly Bliss – Heaven