Tag Archives: Folk

Cold Specks – “Blank Maps”

Another week, another new Cold Specks track from her upcoming I Predict A Graceful Expulsion. The Canadian answer to a more philosophical Adele (and whose name comes from a line in James Joyce’s Ulysses, “cold specks of fire”) credits her fancy in all the darkness to influences like Tom Waits and Bill Callahan, and it’s easy […]

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Jesse Woods – “Hounds of Heaven”/ “Neon Rose”

Jesse Woods was a star wide receiver for Texas A&M before four surgeries in five years brought him out of the game and into making music, a detour he says many of his former coaches and teammates, while supportive, don’t necessarily “get.” Ever since Jimmy introduced me to Woods’s music, a comfortable place of rest […]

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Feist – “Pine Moon” (Metals Bonus Track)

We posted our review of Feist’s new album last week, and here is bonus track “Pine Moon” that didn’t make the final cut of Metals. The song has an undertone of delicious resentment that fits in better as an addendum to the enlightened album. Check it out below and be sure to give one of […]

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Feist – Metals

A lot has happened to Leslie Feist in the four years since she released The Reminder in 2007. High-profile Apple ads and numerous soundtrack features quickly brought her music to a much wider audience in a relatively short amount of time, all while the Canadian songstress has kept a mostly low-profile herself. In fact, today’s […]

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Bon Iver – “Beth/Rest” (Solo Piano Version)

While Bon Iver, Bon Iver received mostly across-the-board acclaim, there were a fair share of listeners confused over album-closer “Beth/Rest” and its unclear adult-contemporary vibe – and to those fans, Justin Vernon plays the piano. He starts the song in an alarmingly hushed voice that builds to a devastating delicacy that borders on scary. Vernon […]

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You Won’t – “Television”

The only thing more unfortunate than searching band name “You Won’t” would be searching band name “What Is.” Regardless, the Boston folk-rock band’s track “Television” is charming in its handclap simplicity and cool head about the cyclical nature of life – that as much as the world changes over the time, as much as people […]

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Other Lives – Dust Bowl III

If Sergio Leone, the Italian director and king of the Spaghetti Western, was still around and making his pulp-tastic, cigar-infused, all around badass films, and he were looking for a new band for a score (no offense, Ennio Morricone.. you still rule), Other Lives would be a prime candidate for such a job. The Stillwater, […]

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Classics // Nick Drake – Pink Moon

You know that annoying desert island question you’re never prepared to answer, the one that always makes you look like an idiot because you can’t name one album you would take with you in a Castaway scenario? It doesn’t matter that you can’t answer not because you fail to think of a single album worthy […]

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QMtv // Jenny O

The back porch of The Bootleg Theater isn’t much different than my porch in Ohio. Made of aged wood, scuffled and distressed from the soles of shoes that have gathered on it in the past. It feels broken in like your favorite TV chair. On this particular Monday night, the atmosphere of the porch seemed […]

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