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yesterday

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
yesterday

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...

Spotinews recomendation
yesterday

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...

Spotinews recomendation
yesterday

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...

Spotinews recomendation
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

Spotinews recomendation
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
yesterday

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
yesterday

A superb meditation on the feminine...

Spotinews recomendation
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...

Spotinews recomendation
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
yesterday

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...

Under The Radar review
01.03.17

With Hard Love, the churning, confessional beauty of Strand of Oaks' last album, 2014's HEAL, is present, but there is an added ruthlessness. Hard Love delivers frontman Tim...

Spotinews recomendation
25.02.17

Hey there. The powerful new album by folk/soul singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens is a fresh addition to the Spotify library. Enjoy! Rhiannon Giddens – Freedom HighwayFiled under...

Clash review
21.02.17

A fascinating glimpse into the songwriter's psychopathology...

Clash review
21.02.17

Dave Longstreth's next step represents a drastic re-imagining of possibilities...

Under The Radar review
24.02.17

Calling Dirty Projectors an experimental band, as they are commonly labeled, tells us everything and nothing about output ranging from obscure cultural references to guitar driven...

The Quietus review
24.02.17

What would indie guitar music sound like if it took on the futuristic production techniques of modern R&B, hip hop and pop music? It is an intriguing question but one that few...

Spotinews recomendation
16.02.17

Morning. The final update of this release week is the latest album by singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop. I like it. Enjoy! (Version for FR, GB and IE here) Jesca Hoop – Memories Are...

Under The Radar review
08.02.17

Julie Byrne never strays from her warm murmur and whispers of instrumentation on her sophomore album Not Even Happiness.  More

Spotinews recomendation
08.02.17

Hello. The latest album by singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews was released in the US in 2016. Last month is was finally released and added for Europe as well. Enjoy! (US...

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06.02.17

Hi again. From a recent Spotify update comes the catchy new album by Ron Gallo. Genre: garage/fuzz rock. Enjoy! (US version here) (Note: Two more updates coming later today!) Ron...

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30.01.17

Evening. From a recent Spotify update comes the new album by singer-songwriter Mark Eitzel. Read som reviews and enjoy! (US version here) (Next update should arrive in two days...

Clash review
29.01.17

A sparkling debut imbued with undeniable innovation...

Spotinews recomendation
27.01.17

Hi again. Next we have the new album by Horse Thief. Genre: indie rock. Enjoy! (US version here) Horse Thief – Trials & TruthsFiled under: 2017, Rock

The Quietus review
26.01.17

Irma Vep is a construct built around Manchester-entrenched Welshman Edwin Stevens, a bowerbird of outsider music that makes awkward compositions designed to tear you down just to...

Spotinews recomendation
24.01.17

Hi. It’s a gloomy day here in Sweden. Maybe the new album by Tim Cohen can make me see the light? Genre: folk/pop. Enjoy! Tim Cohen – Luck ManFiled under: 2017, Folk, Pop

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23.01.17

Hey. I really enjoyed the new album by Michael Chapman. Genre: folk/rock. Enjoy! Michael Chapman – 50Filed under: 2017, Folk, Rock

Clash review
19.12.16

Doing what comes naturally, sound-tracking tumultuous times...

Spotinews recomendation
19.12.16

Hi. I’m taking a break for at least a week. I will be back sometime next week with my top albums of 2016 list. Now, here is the interesting concept cover album by The Devil Makes...

Under The Radar review
14.12.16

It's intrinsically difficult to review a holiday album given that it's intended to be listened to for only two months per year. The provenance for David Bazan's began in 2002...

Spotinews recomendation
13.12.16

Hey. Here’s another goodie from all the way back in April. Genre: desert blues. Enjoy Bombino! (Version for BE, LU and NL here. US version here.) Bombino – AzelFiled under: 2016...

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15.11.16

Hi. Are you in the mood for some high level psychedelic rock? If yes, please check out the new album by Wolf People and enjoy! Wolf People – RuinsFiled under: 2016, Rock

Under The Radar review
11.11.16

The folk song storyteller has become scarce. Songwriting that can carry an album on the back of clear vocal command and narrative, luring you into verses that combine chronicle...

Spotinews recomendation
13.11.16

Hello there. Here’s the new album by singer-songwriter Luke Temple. Enjoy! Luke Temple – A Hand Through the Cellar DoorFiled under: 2016, Singer-songwriter

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11.11.16

Hello friends. The first update of the release week is the new album by singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright. This post is dedicated to the late Leonard Cohen. Enjoy! (US version...

Under The Radar review
02.12.16

Every Wainwright family member, Martha included, has a flair for the dramatic, a commitment to emotional exploration that remains unconcerned and even completely detached from...