This is the new single from Philadelphia outfit The End Of America, and very nice it is too. It’s a subtle piece of slightly retro folk-rock with great harmonies, all about committing to playing music and going for it.
We leave you this week dear reader with a track from the sublime new album from North Carolina’s Avett Brothers which is out today – ‘Closer Than Together’ is their most political record to date, a sign of the times, but none of that distracts from their ear for a melody and some arrangements which are so exquisite you suspect a divine hand in there somewhere. This track taken from the new album comes courtesy of a live performance just last night in Connecticut – it’s both musically and lyrically outstanding. Have a good weekend.
This is a really nice live take from Caroline Spence of her wonderful song ‘Mint Condition‘, which is also the title track of her new new album, out now. She’s touring the UK too, dates below, and well worth catching.
This is a rather lovely slice of laidback indie-folk-ish Americana from Jesse Marchant, which muses on artificial and disappointed lives. It’s from his new album ‘Illusion of Love‘ which is out now. He’s on tour in Europe in November & December, with UK dates in London, Bristol, Manchester and Glasgow.
This is an amazing video, soundtracked by the new single off Geiger von Muller’s latest album ‘Teddy Zer And The Kwands‘. The music is pretty ace too, all strange and eerie slide guitar work. The whole effect is disturbingly psychedelic and rather good.
This is from Canadian singer-songwriter Matt Patershuk’s new album ‘If Wishes Were Horses‘, out on November 1st. A nice loping groove and a proper country roots feel, it’s a fine song that bodes well for the rest of the album.
This is rather nice. It’s the new single from Glasgow musician Molly Linen, out now and will also be on her debut EP, which is out on October 4th. It’s a nice blend of Americana and slighty left-field folk.
This wonderful and atmospheric music is from the Orphan Brigade’s new album “To The Edge Of The World“, which is out now. It was written on a boat in Antrim and Sorley Boy is an infamous chieftain from the 1500, though the song is as much about searching for direction. John Prine guests and is on the video in animated form. They’re on tour in October and you should go.
From his new album ‘Social Media Anxiety Disorder‘, out on October 11th, this is a great driving piece of power-pop from Minnesota singer-songwriter Dan Israel. A brilliant way to start the weekend.
Here’s something a little different. Allah Las are from Los Angeles but this is sung in Portuguese. It’s their new single (translation ‘Nice To Meet You‘ taken from their latest album ‘LAHS‘, out on October 11th, and it has that wide-open, Californian, Summer of Love vibe down to a tee.