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23.05.17

Evening. From four days ago: the charming new album by singer-songwriter Deb Talan. Enjoy! Deb Talan – Lucky GirlFiled under: 2017, Singer-songwriter

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23.05.17

Hi. The quirky new album by Daniel Romano was recently added to Spotify. Genre: folk/pop. Enjoy! (US version here) Daniel Romano – Modern PressureFiled under: 2017, Folk, Pop

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22.05.17

Hi. Just one update today: the new album by folk singer-songwriter Chastity Brown. Enjoy! Chastity Brown – Silhouette of SirensFiled under: 2017, Folk, Singer-songwriter

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20.05.17

Hey. I’m back. The first update of the new release week is the latest album by singer-songwriter Jane Weaver, a new discovery for me. Enjoy! Jane Weaver – Modern KosmologyFiled...

Under The Radar review
19.05.17

Given John Darnielle's love of death metal, we knew Goths' day would come. What we didn't expect is the canvas to be so pop-forward. Goths is vivid and light on its toes, as it...

Under The Radar review
16.05.17

Every outing with Wooden Wand—stage name for James Jackson Toth—is an adventure. His music ranges all over the place, centering around a mix of folk, country, and rock, but not...

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14.05.17

Hey. Next up we have the new album by folk singer-songwriter Will Stratton. Enjoy! Will Stratton – Rosewood AlmanacFiled under: 2017, Folk, Singer-songwriter

Clash review
27.05.17

A low key gem packed with delightful folk-hewn moments...

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08.05.17

Hello. Juana Molina continues to evolve her electronic/folk sound. Enjoy! (US version here) Juana Molina – HaloFiled under: 2017, Electronic, Folk

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27.04.17

Hi. You can always trust singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith to deliver a good album. This one is no exception. Enjoy! (US version here) Ron Sexsmith – The Last RiderFiled under: 2017...

Clash review
24.04.17

A sparkling display of near ambient psychedelia...

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24.04.17

Evening. A promised here is another update. Genre: folk rock. Read this review and enjoy Woods! Woods – Love Is LoveFiled under: 2017, Folk, Rock

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20.04.17

Hey. It feels appropriate to end a quiet release week with a quiet new album. And it’s her first album in eight years. Enjoy singer-songwriter Leslie Mendelson! Leslie Mendelson...

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16.04.17

Hello. Here’s another quick update. From Friday: the new album by singer-songwriter Fionn Regan. Enjoy! Fionn Regan – The Meetings of the WatersFiled under: 2017, Singer-songwriter

Under The Radar review
25.05.17

The Meetings of the Waters, Fionn Regan's first album in five years, is a gathering place for his folk roots and sonic experimentations.  More

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11.04.17

Hey. The cozy new album by Timber Timbre arrived the other day. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy! (Note: The release is spread out on different releases for different regions, but clicking...

Under The Radar review
14.04.17

We are familiar with the nostalgic bulbousness of Timber Timbre, the weeping willows' long tentacles waving high above our heads creating a stage for front porch cracklers crafted...

Clash review
10.04.17

A masterfully crafted musing on one’s life so far…

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12.04.17

Hi again. Seven years after her debut album, singer-songwriter Karen Elson is finally back again. Good stuff. Enjoy! Karen Elson – Double RosesFiled under: 2017, Singer-songwriter

Clash review
10.04.17

A brave return with mixed results...

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07.04.17

Hey there. Are you in the mood for a traditional folk album? If yes, check out the latest release by Jake Xerxes Fussell and enjoy! Jake Xerxes Fussell – What in the Natural...

Clash review
05.04.17

A superb return from Josh Tillman...

The Quietus review
07.04.17

Like a magician showing you the cards up his sleeve, Josh Tillman wants to wow you with the fact that he’s pulling off a trick as much as he wants to wow you with the trick itself...

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07.04.17

Hey. The first update of the new release week is the grand new album by Father John Misty. Genre: folk/rock. Enjoy! (US version here) Father John Misty – Pure ComedyFiled under...

Under The Radar review
07.04.17

After a number of solo albums as J. Tillman and a stint as Fleet Foxes' drummer, Josh Tillman created Father John Misty to find his real voice. It seems to be paying off as he...

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30.03.17

Hi again. The final update of this release week is the moving new album by folk singer-songwriter Sera Cahoone. Read this review and enjoy! Sera Cahoone – From Where I...

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30.03.17

Hey. The latest album by American rock band Arbouretum was recently added to Spotify. Enjoy! Arbouretum – Song of the RoseFiled under: 2017, Rock

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27.03.17

Hello again. The second update today is the new album by singer-songwriter Samantha Crain. I like it. Enjoy! (Note: The album I link to should automatically link up with your...

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25.03.17

Hey there. With some of the best reviews of the year (so far), the emotional new album by Mount Eerie (project by folk singer-songwriter Phil Elverum) looks like a winner. Enjoy...

Under The Radar review
25.03.17

A Crow Looked at Me is an unflinching look at life going on after the loss of someone dear, as much about love as it is about death.  More

Clash review
24.03.17

A stark and honest document, laced with compassion...

Under The Radar review
18.03.17

As he croons away with that weather-beaten voice and twinkle-eyed cynicism, it's easy to forget Conor Oberst is only 37. A ubiquitous figure on the indie scene for decades, the...

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25.03.17

Howdy folks. From a recent Spotify update: the new album by singer-songwriter Conor Oberst. Read this review and enjoy! Conor Oberst – SalutationsFiled under: 2017, Singer...

Under The Radar review
13.03.17

Alynda Segarra, aka Hurray for the Riff Raff, returns to her Bronx roots in The Navigator. The album opens—on a track titled "Entrance" no less—with what sounds like the bustle of...

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25.03.17

Good evening. Tonight I encourage you to check out the sharp new album by Hurray for the Riff Raff. Genre: folk/rock. Read some positive reviews and enjoy! (US version here...

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12.03.17

Hey. Next up we have the new album by inventive singer-songwriter Valerie June. Enjoy! (US version here) Valerie June – The Order of TimeFiled under: 2017, Singer-songwriter

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11.03.17

Hello friends. Check out the new album by singer-songwriter Cindy Lee Berryhill. It was added to Spotify yesterday. Enjoy! (Note: Spotinews 077) Cindy Lee Berryhill – The...

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10.03.17

Howdy. I love it when my top album of the week is by one of my favorite artists and also available worldwide. Singer-songwriter Laura Marling delivers another winner. Good stuff...

Under The Radar review
25.03.17

Laura Marling's Semper Femina—a Latin phrase taken from Virgil's Aeneid which roughly means "always a woman"—is a superb showing of contemporary folk music. Like in her previous...

Clash review
25.03.17

A superb meditation on the feminine...

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06.03.17

Hello again. From two days ago: the new album by Sondre Lerche gives us some delightful retro pop. Enjoy! (Version for users outside of the Nordic countries here) Sondre Lerche...

Under The Radar review
18.05.17

Either Norwegian artist Sondre Lerche isn't quite old enough or he refuses to allow youth to be wasted on the proverbial young. Pleasure, Lerche's latest full-length, arrives in...

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03.03.17

Hey again. The new album by New Zealand singer-songwriter Nadia Reid is really good. Enjoy! (Note: Next blog update will arrive on Sunday.) (US version here) Nadia Reid...

Under The Radar review
25.03.17

The sophomore album from New Zealand's Nadia Reid is a hushed recording—akin to an intimate conversation over coffee on a lazy Sunday morning. The majority of the songs on...