Tag Archives: folk
Folk duo Handsome and Gretyl have announced their new album Twelve, a project where they’ve decided to experiment a bit: writing, recording, and releasing one song per month for the entire year. Check it out on their PledgeMusic page.
Leading up to the release date of Josh Garrels’ upcoming album Home (April 7, 2015), he will be offering one of his old albums for free each week for the next six weeks via Noisetrade. The first one available is “Over Oceans.”
Judah & The Lion performed their single “Kickin’ Da Leaves” on the Late Show with David Letterman. Check out the clip below. The song appears on their recent release titled Kids These Days.
Check out this performance video of “Cave of Clouds” from Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery.
Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery, indie folk-rockers from the midwest, are raising money for their latest album, Alyosha. Thoughtful Americana imbued with thoughtful, soul searching lyrics, for fans of Damien Jurado, Neil Young, Sufjan Stevens, Dawes,
Experimental folk singer-songwriter Josh Garrels has announced his new album Home. It will consist of 11 new songs and will be released on April 7, 2015. Watch the album trailer below.
Tobin Bawinkel and his new project 6’10,” dropped the thrashing guitars and bagpipes of in his usual gig, Celtic Punk band Flatfoot 56, and has gone unplugged. Read on for the full review.
Continuing their union of melancholy and redemption, the album is consistent from start to finish. Blending the traditional singer-songwriter template with contemporary sensibilities, it may be a modern classic. So if you’re sick of today’s mainstream music, Medicine is the perfect remedy.
Aaron Strumpel continues to push against the limits of Christian music, and although Bright Star may not be his most experimental, it’s a fine showcase for the care, creativity, and simple beauty of his music.
Legendary singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens will release his new single “No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross” this Monday. That will be the first song released from his upcoming album Carrie & Lowell. The album will release March 31st through his own Asthmatic Kitty Records. You can preorder the album here (with LP options for only $13!)
Indie folk band Golden Youth have been chosen to record a song for the video game Sims 4. The catch? Their song must be translated to Simlish (the fictional gibberish language within the game). You can watch a behind the scenes video of the band recording the new version of “Where’s Your Heart Gone” below. The original version of the song can be found on Golden Youth’s The Cabin EP. It was released last July through Slospeak Records. The Sim…
This is a transcript of a phone interview I had over digital coffee today with CCM singer-songwriter Ellie Holcomb. The 30 minute conversation includes topics such as her album As Sure as the Sun, her involvement with Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, potential collaboration with Jon Foreman, touring plans, a relatively-unknown side project, and her thoughts on streaming services.
All Sons & Daughters embark on the Night of Worship & Conversation tour this week with Sandra McCracken & Jamie George. Check out the poster & dates below. Get more details & tickets on their website.
Jon Guerra’s new album, titled Little Songs, is no longer available. The album was not supposed to have been released & has since been pulled from stores until it officially releases on April 21st. Read the full statement below.
After their album release last month, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors are giving away their new single “Shine Like Lightning” away for free on iTunes. The song is featured on the band’s new album Medicine.
As a friendly reminder, I will be interviewing Drew Holcomb’s wife, Ellie Holcomb, about her newish album As Sure as the Sun tomorrow. I should be able to create a transcript of the conversation available for viewing later in the day.
Jon Guerra’s new album, titled Little Songs, was supposed to release on April 21st but you can now pick it up on iTunes or listen on Spotify below. I scrolled through his social media & it appears that Jon was as surprised as everyone else, “Woke up today and saw that my album “Little Songs” (slated to be released in April) was released today. Welp – here ya go!”.
Meridian is a musical onslaught, an aural tempest which drowns out all else until The Soil & The Sun is all that you know.
The dates for the Tour De Compadres have been announced & can be seen below. The lineup features NEEDTOBREATHE, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors & Colony House on the entire tour, with Ben Rector on Leg 1 & Switchfoot on Leg 2. The ticket pre-sale password will be released tomorrow & Wednesday ticketless VIP upgrades will be available.
The Collection’s latest album, Ars Moriendi, is a set of poignant, beautiful reflections of death, doubt, and faith set against a lush, orchestral folk backdrop.
Copperlily look to be planning extensive touring following their upcoming self-titled album due out March 24th. They are looking to hit the “west coast in March, Midwest in late March/early April, east coast and south in May, and then anywhere and everywhere after that.” Book a show by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Copperlily announced that their self-titled full length will be available on March 24th. The husband-wife duo is comprised of Tim Skipper (of House of Heroes) and Stephanie Skipper (aka Stephanie Smith). The song used in the video is “The Song of You and Me” and will be the first track on the new album. Preorder it here.
Folk-pop band The Vespers have decided to stream their new album Sisters and Brothers a few weeks before the release date. You can stream it on AllMusic here. If you like what you hear, a pre-order can be placed via iTunes here before the official release date of Feb 10th.
NEEDTOBREATHE’s latest single is a new version of “Brother”, which now features additional vocals by Gavin DeGraw. For news on the upcoming ‘Tour De Compardres’ click here. The single will be available for purchase on Monday including an acoustic version & a special edition 7 inch will also be released via the band’s store. The song originally premiered on Entertainment Weekly.
Singer-songwriter Gayle Skidmore is looking to raise $5,500 to record a brand new EP. With only a few days to go before the deadline, she needs your help. She is seeking to record this EP before her violinist moves to Japan. Check out Gayle’s performance of “Nightingale” that took place aboard a trolley.
Dustin Kensrue has announced that he will release his new solo album, titled Carry The Fire, on April 21st on Staple Records / Vagrant Records. Check out the album cover & track listing below. “This record is a study in contrasts; light and darkness, flame and flood, true love and senseless hatred,” commented Kensrue. “What does it mean to ‘carry the fire’ when it so often seems like there is no light…
NEEDTOBREATHE is beginning to release information on the upcoming ‘Tour De Compadres’. Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors & Colony House will join them for the entire tour, while Ben Rector appears on Leg 1 & Switchfoot on Leg 2. Dates & locations will be announced on February 2nd. ‘Join’ the Event Page on Facebook in order to receive the pre-sale password on Feb. 3rd before tickets go on sale on the 4th.
Singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens has announced a variety of tour dates in support of his highly-anticipated album Carrie & Lowell. I am linking the tour dates from The A.V. Club because they have an article title that I am extremely jealous that I did not come up with myself. Carrie & Lowell will release through his own Asthmatic Kitty Records on March 31st.
Surf rock band Switchfoot is the fourth and final band to receive a tour invite from NEEDTOBREATHE. Switchfoot will join Ben Rector, Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, Colony House, and NEEDTOBREATHE on the “Tour De Compadres”. This is shaping up to be one of the greatest tour lineups in recent memory (and better than certain summer festival lineups, in my opinion). Keep an eye out for tour dates soon!
Sandra McCracken has released the first track from her upcoming album titled Psalms. Check out the song “Almighty God”, co-written with All Sons & Daughters, below.
The Vespers continue to post live performance videos leading up to the February 10th release of their new album titled Sisters and Brothers. Check out performances from the Soundcheck Series, the Smoakstack Sessions, & episode 1 of the Reason and Rhyme Show (band podcast). Pre-order on iTunes & get 3 bonus tracks including a cover of Coldplay’s “Another’s Arms”.
Audrey Assad released a short film last year titled O Happy Fault & you can now watch it on Vimeo below. The project is described as “visual meditation- story and song woven together into one beautiful short film. Live concert footage and narratives alternate in a prayerful rhythm.” The film was written and directed by William Price III.
Tim Neufield (lead vocalist of Starfield) released a collaborative new album last year called The Joy (Feat. The Glory Boys). Somehow, it looks like it passed nearly everybody’s radar. An amusing music special on the new group recently made its debut and can be viewed below from Crossroads360. Check out Tim Neufield and the Glory Boys’ album on iTunes here. …