The Unthanks: Mount the Air

• 2015/02/17 • Cadiz Music • Indie Folk •
The Unthanks play with the edge of a composer’s mind for storytelling. They weave delicate strings and lyrics to tell sorrowful tales and they are always haunting and heartfelt.

José González: Vestiges & Claws

• 2015/02/17 • Mute • Indie Folk, Alternative/Indie Rock • With the Ink of a Ghost | Let It Carry You | Stories We Build, Stories We Tell | Leaf Off/The Cave | Every Age | What Will | *Open Book* “Tune in, realize nothings wrong when you long to lose the anchor and dance the night away. Loosen built up tensions. Let it…

Punch Brothers: The Phosphorescent Blues

• 2015/01/27 • Nonesuch • Indie Folk, Bluegrass • Familiarity | *Julep* | I Blew It Off | My Oh My | Forgotten | Little Lights “She brought the sugar and the mint and he brought the whiskey … heaven’s a julep on the porch.” — “Julep” Chris Thile is impressive, the Punch Brothers are impressive, they continue to create…

King Creosote: From Scotland with Love

• 2014/07/22 • Domino Recording Co. • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Folk • Something To Believe In | Cargill | Miserable Strangers | *Bluebell, Cockleshell, 123* “Bury me in the old churchyard…six white angels at my back. Two to sing, two to pray and two to carry my soul away.” — “Bluebell, Cockleshell, 123” Kenny Anderson is the man behind King Creosote,…

Sea Wolf: Song Spells, No. 1: Cedarsmoke

• 2014/07/15 • Alex Brown Church Music • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Folk • Ram’s Head | Bavarian Porcelain | Young Bodies | Whitewoods | *Visions* “I don’t believe in heaven, but some things might be sacred at least I think they should.” — “Visions” Cedarsmoke is a few songs Alex Church, I guess just had laying around. These smoldering thoughtful and…

Jenny Lewis: The Voyager

• 2014/07/29 • Warner Bros. • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Folk, Country • Head Underwater | Just One of the Guys | Slippery Slopes | *Love U Forever* | The Voyager   “There’s a little bit of magic, everybody has it.” — “Head Underwater” Jenny Lewis has more in common with indie folk singer Neko Case than just red hair they both are known for their…

Matt Kivel: Days of Being Wild

• 2014/07/08 • Woodsist • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Folk • The First Time | *Underwater* | A Couple Hours | Insignificance | You and I Only “See you at the edge of night.” — “Insignificance” A member of the band Princeton, Matt Kivel, plays indie folk that leans pop/rock. He is equal parts flour, sugar, Say Hi, Zach Rogue, with a pinch of Vernon’s falsetto. Matt Kivel