Sam Amidon – “Saro”

Sam Amidon is an American singer/banjoist who reinvents old American folk songs in a modern context. He effortlessly jumps between centuries, transporting you to a time perhaps more simple yet no less compelling. I’ve been listening to his second album All Is Well all day and I can’t stop. I’m so moved the sincerity in […]

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Down In June

Some brave Swedes have decided to flirt outrageously with Death in June and make an entire album of cover songs. Death in June should feel very proud to receive the attention of such a fine group of totenpoppers. They call themselves Down in June and they are clearly head over heels in love with their […]

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The Great Northwest- “Chief John”

The Great Northwest – “Chief John” The Great Northwest is a name that visualizes precisely what kind of music this band produces. Fans of down tempo, mood altering slowcore should not let this one pass them by. I immediately fell in love with the lead single “Chief John”, off of their upcoming debut album The […]

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Alexander Tucker + Ginnungapap

I’m focusing all my attention on Alexander Tucker this week. I actually haven’t been this excited over an artist in a while. With a past in both hardcore and post rock bands, Tucker’s progression towards experimental DIY folk seems quite appropriate. It’s amazing what some people can do with an acoustic guitar and the the […]

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Holler, Wild Rose! – Our Little Hymnal

Holler, Wild Rose! Our Little Hymnal [Backlight Records] If you’re a dedicated fan of over the top, orchestral, roof raising songs in the vein of Godspeed You! Black Emperor you will love “Holler, Wild Rose!” The almost 70-minute musical-muscle display that is their debut album is worth taking a break from your busy schedules for. […]

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