Tag Archives: folk
The 2015 Unified Underground Conference is taking place this weekend (May 22-24) in Annapolis, MD. The event features performances by Strengthen What Remains, 6’10, Debtor, From The Eyes Of Servants, Poured Out & more. Saturday features unplugged performances by 6’10, The Festal Shout, Heartside Hooligans, & more. Speakers include Dan Green, April Ban, Loyal Thurman, Corey Pigg, Tobin Bawinkel, & more. Get all the info at the link.
Josh Garrels was interviewed by Sonicbids about why he chooses to give away music for free, specifically his latest album Home, which released in April. The article notes that it had 45,000 downloads in the week it was offered for free & he also sold more records of Home than any of his previous efforts. You can purchase the album via iTunes if you want to support.
Leigh Nash (Sixpence None the Richer) has posted a short teaser clip from upcoming solo album. Pre-orders are available via Pledge Music. If you missed the full promo video you can watch here. She has already reached 70% of her pre-order goal with over a month left.
Jason Castro has launched a new musical project with his brother & sister, appropriately dubbed Castro. Check out their debut music video for “Rock And Roll” below. You might remember Jason from his 4th place appearance on the 2008 season of American Idol followed by three full length albums. …continue reading
Husband-wife duo Jenny & Tyler just announced that they have plans to tour with a full band with fall and record the results on a new live record! To support the notion, J&T are running a Kickstarter campaign for the new live record. Additionally, the singer-songwriters are planning to release a studio album later this this year (separate from this Kickstarter). …continue reading
The Vespers have premiered the music video for the single “Not Enough”. Watch below. The track appears on the group’s latest album, titled Sisters and Brothers, which released in February. Pick it up at your favorite digital outlet. …continue reading
Leigh Nash (Sixpence None the Richer) has launched pre-orders for her upcoming solo album via Pledge Music. In the promo video [see below] she speaks of growing up on the music of Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, & George Jones so we can likely expect a similar vibe from the songs. Follow the link to see what perks are available for those who pre-order. …continue reading
Alternative artist Joy Williams (formerly, The Civil Wars) posted a new music video on her Facebook this morning with the tagline:
“I am a universe wrapped in skin. Maybe too much skin. But I felt I needed to show who I was from the inside out. Who we all are. I’m excited (and a little nervous) to share the video for “Woman (Oh Mama)” with you… Watch it it now!”
“Woman (Oh Mama)” comes from Joy’s upcoming album Venus. There is currently no release …continue reading …
Singer-songwriter Aaron Strumpel may have just released a new album only a few months back, but that isn’t stopping him from producing new tunes. As promoted on his Facebook, Aaron frequently contributes songs to his side project “Shovel Songs”. You can view all of the songs created so far on his website. I have embedded the most recent one below. …continue reading
When there is a handful of solo artists who share the name Rachel Taylor, its hard to not bring a comparison to their music. Let me introduce you to the one who isn’t from He Is We… …continue reading
There’s no shade being thrown at Sufjan Steven’s latest album. Charlie Brown got it right when he said “good grief”. …continue reading
Thanks to LEO Weekly, you can stream folk pop group A Lion Named Roar’s new EP before it’s release. The band is planning to release several EPs throughout the year. For more information about the band, check out my previous “IVM Recommends…” article. Mano a Mano will be available for purchase on April 28th.
An artist we have talked about quite a bit in the past and even offered some free music downloads has launched a crowd funding campaign to help in the creation of a new album. This artist is Besides Daniel. Besides Daniel write quirky alt-folk with heart and a goal of wrapping you up in a blanket of melodies. If you enjoyed any of the prior Besides Daniel music you’ll definitely want to be a part of this new journey into music making. You can download the 2009 release by Besides Daniel “The Clay The Seed The Stone” below for free. …continue reading
The collective known as Watkins Family Hour is planning their very first recorded release on July 24th. It will be filled with covered cover songs such as “Steal Your Heart Away” (originally by Fleetwood Mac) which could be heard below. Check out the band’s bio from their website below and the tracklisting on Rolling Stone. …continue reading
Sandra McCracken announced that her recently released album Psalms is being released on limited edition vinyl. Pre-order directly from her website to grab one of the 500 copies & get a digital copy as well. They will be available in late July or early August.
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors were on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night & performed “Here We Go” & “Shine Light Lightning”. Watch both performances below if you missed them. Both tracks appear on his new album Medicine, which you really should check out! …continue reading
Coming fresh off of the release of his newest album Carrie & Lowell, Sufjan Stevens is streaming a previously-unreleased song called “Exploding Whale”. Check it out via Soundcloud below. …continue reading
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors will be making their national television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight! The group was originally scheduled to be on the March 4th episode but the music part of the show was postponed.
Marah In The Mainsail have launched a Kickstarter for their upcoming album Thaumatrope. Check out the promo video below. Head over to the band’s Instagram to hear clips of all the songs on the album. The band is described as “Dark, aggressive, cinematic folk music.”
After weeks of giving away free music to promote his new album, Josh Garrels new album Home is now available. It can be downloaded for free in the widget below. Alternatively, you can support him as an artist by purchasing the album on a channel such as Bandcamp.
Folk/Americana artist Sandra McCracken is streaming her new album Psalms on Relevant Magazine’s The Drop. Although she is mostly known for her folksy solo tunes, she is also part of the Nashville-based children’s supergroup known as Rain for Roots (as mentioned in my interview with Ellie Holcomb). Psalms will be available for purchase on April 14th.
Sarah Brusco is an amazing female artist who demonstrates to us what raw, genuine and heartfelt worship truly is. …continue reading
Being his first new track available to stream, you can listen to Josh Garrels’ song “A Long Way” in the video below. He talks about his brand new album Home in an interview on Stereo Subversion. The album can now be pre-ordered physically on his website, digitally on iTunes, or downloaded for free on Noisetrade on April 7th. …continue reading
Seryn have released their brand new music video for “The Fire” & you can watch below. The song appears on the group’s latest album, titled Shadow Shows, which released in February. The video originally premiered on Paste. …continue reading
Check out the debut music video from Little Blue Light! They’re an up-and-coming band from the UK, and they play a fun and eclectic mix of Ska, Swing, Folk, Rock, Reggae, and Ragtime! It appears that they don’t have an official release out yet, but the word is that they’re going to be heading into the studio to record their debut album in the near future!
Jon Guerra has released a music video for his new single “Nothing Better” which appears on his upcoming album Little Songs due out April 21st. Check it out below. The video originally premiered on Relevant Magazine. …continue reading
Burlap To Cashmere have announced that their upcoming album is titled Freedom Souls. The band has stated that if you pre-order via PledgeMusic you will receive the album on April 1st. The official release date will be further down the road.
Husband-wife duo Jenny & Tyler were recently interviewed by a blog called “Bad Catholic” (seemingly no relation to “Bad Christian”. In the short interview, Tyler Somers discusses a number of deep questions including social justice, doctrine, and Christian music. Check out this link to see the interview.
Coming off of their recent release of Medicine, folk band Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors have put out a video for their single “Tightrope”. You can view the seemingly-random animated video over at Relevant Magazine.