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Bands I Wish I Found in 2013 – Folk and Acoustic releases from last year that really deserve some press

Posted  April 23, 2014  by  Greg

I do my best to keep up with new releases and cover them. The thing is it’s already a third of the way into 2014 and people keep making music! (Thank goodness) But it also means my opportunities to cover last year’s music continue to dwindle. Instead of merely lamenting this reality, I’ve decided to [...]

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Indie Rock

Boy & Bear

Posted  April 22, 2014  by  Kate Bee

    My question is, how have I not heard of these guys?  Here I have spent most of my adult life crawling through the musical underworld. I’ve heard of a lot of the bands who come across my path.  Most of them I have not listened to extensively until they appear in my gmail, but [...]

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Guest Post: Jake Nelko on Pittsburgh indie rockers 1,2,3

Posted  April 21, 2014  by  admin

Every great band deserves a great hiatus. This may not have been the defined mindset, but 1,2,3 have returned after a couple years off the radar with their 2014 release, Big Weather. Fans like me have been waiting with anticipation for their follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2011 debut, New Heaven, and will be satisfied [...]

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Indie Rock

The Bad Suns

Posted  April 19, 2014  by  Kate Bee

I legitimately like the music that I write about.  I keep most of it very close.  I recommend it to friends. I play it at my dinner parties, in the car, or when I am washing dishes.  I received an EP this week that really just blew me out of the water. Partially because I [...]

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Tyler Lyle – Ditchdigger

Posted  April 17, 2014  by  Casey

Very few things are as exciting as when a favorite artist releases new music. Usually, it’s marked on your mental calendar and you know it’s Tuesday and you’ve been waiting for the album. NeedToBreathe this week, Ray Lamontagne in a few. But sometimes EPs can sneak up on you. When that happens, it’s like Christmas [...]

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goodnight moonshine album art

Bands I Wish I Found in 2013 – Folk and Acoustic releases from last year that really deserve some press

I do my best to keep up with new releases and cover them. The thing is it’s already a third of the way into 2014 and people keep making music! (Thank goodness) But it also means my opportunities to cover last year’s...
by Greg
 

 
 
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Boy & Bear

    My question is, how have I not heard of these guys?  Here I have spent most of my adult life crawling through the musical underworld. I’ve heard of a lot of the bands who come across my path.  Most of them I have not...
by Kate Bee
 

 
 
123 big weather

Guest Post: Jake Nelko on Pittsburgh indie rockers 1,2,3

Every great band deserves a great hiatus. This may not have been the defined mindset, but 1,2,3 have returned after a couple years off the radar with their 2014 release, Big Weather. Fans like me have been waiting with anticipa...
by admin
 

 

 
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The Bad Suns

I legitimately like the music that I write about.  I keep most of it very close.  I recommend it to friends. I play it at my dinner parties, in the car, or when I am washing dishes.  I received an EP this week that really ju...
by Kate Bee
 

 
 
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Tyler Lyle – Ditchdigger

Very few things are as exciting as when a favorite artist releases new music. Usually, it’s marked on your mental calendar and you know it’s Tuesday and you’ve been waiting for the album. NeedToBreathe this we...
by Casey
 

 
 
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Ben Fisher – Charleston – A new American troubadour sings original folk music

Ben Fisher is a troubadour. Not just a singer of songs, Fisher tells stories with his music, keeping alive a great American tradition more in line with Bob Dylan than much of the recent “folk revival.” Fisher keeps the musi...
by Greg
 

 

 
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The Black Feathers – Strangers We Meet EP – Gorgeous folk music harmonies exactly what Civil Wars fans need

This is, frankly, an album that I needed in my life from the amazing voices of The Black Feathers. The vocal blending of Sian Chandler and Ray Hughes is simply breathtaking. It’s pretty remarkable to hear two people able ...
by Greg
 

 
 
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Kilindu: O Que o Futuro (What the Future Brings)

Kilindu. O Que o Futuro (What the Future Brings). Single, 2014. http://www.kilindu.com Kilindu is an amazing fusion band coming out of Lisbon, Portugal.  This six piece ensemble cast brings together influences from all corners...
by Lisa Regula Meyer
 

 

 
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We are on Instagram!

Hey, everyone! Greg and I had a great meeting last weekend over some delicious lasagne and vegan, gluten-free, chocolate ganache tart served out of Ikea tupperware. We decided that we wanted a way to talk about album art withou...
by Kate Bee
 

 
 
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Patchy Sanders and the Wild Peach Forest–organic, ancient, orchestral folk.

    After I finish writing this morning, I am going to go outside and enjoy the beautiful seventy degree spring day.  I am going to the market to buy vegetables, then I will go to the park and lie in the grass and stare at ...
by Kate Bee
 

 
 
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Miner – Hey Love

One of the new up and coming folks acts that’s recently caught my ear is a band called Miner. While it seems like it would be your typical folk band with banjos, mandolins, etc., it becomes something more with unique voca...
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Honeybucket – Honeybucket – Cleveland-based newgrass band brings high energy bluegrass sound

Honeybucket is based in Cleveland, Ohio and their sound is aggressive. It’s not your grandpa’s bluegrass music, singing about the Kentucky fields or North Carolina hills. No, this is a sound that transcends the trad...
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The Roys–honest-to-goodness bluegrass

    I bonded with The Roys pretty immediately.  My family on my mother’s side is a bunch of proud, true Scottish Roys.  I’m right with them.  I have the tattoo of my family crest, tartan, thistles.  We’ve traced ou...
by Kate Bee