Tag Archives: folk

Long Drive – Jordan Taylor

Review : Long Drive – Jordan Taylor

Check out Ian Zandi’s final review for IVM and find out if you should put “Long Drive” on your hard drive. …continue reading

Rend Collective to Release ‘As Family We Go’

Rend Collective to Release ‘As Family We Go’

It appears that Rend Collective will be releasing a new 11-track album called As Family We Go on August 21st. This is news to me but with their last studio album The Art of Celebration, Rend Collective changed their name from the previous band name of “Rend Collective Experiment”. …continue reading

Jenny & Tyler Create Taylor Swift Medley

Jenny & Tyler Create Taylor Swift Medley

The husband-wife folk duo known as Jenny & Tyler have created a medley of Taylor Swift songs to celebrate crossing of the $20k mark of their kickstarter funding. You can still contribute to their live album/touring campaign until the end of the day.

Songs covered here are “Shake It Off”, “Love Story”, “Blank Space” (including a sly change in lyrics), and “I Knew You Were Trouble”.

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NEEDTOBREATHE To Perform on Good Morning America

NEEDTOBREATHE To Perform on Good Morning America

NEEDTOBREATHE will perform their single “Brother” with Gavin DeGraw on July 2nd. Tune in at 7am on ABC. Watch the official music video for the track below. …continue reading

Absolutepunk Explores ‘The Wonderlands’ in New Interview with Jon Foreman

Absolutepunk Explores ‘The Wonderlands’ in New Interview with Jon Foreman

Absolutepunk recently did an interview with Jon Foreman about his new set of EP’s The Wonderlands that are to release throughout this year. There are several new facts discussed in the conversation including guests featured on the records, future Switchfoot plans, and sorting through his songwriting material. Foreman’s newest EP Sunlight was released last week.

Download Tom Kell & Emiko Woods’ New Demos For Free

Download Tom Kell & Emiko Woods’ New Demos For Free

Some good friends of mine, Tom Kell & Emiko Woods, are giving away their new demos for free. They are currently recording their next album with the legendary Ben Harper producing. The dynamic of Kell & Woods is captivating to say the least. Check out their bio below and download the new songs here.  Highly recommended if you like The Civil Wars and/or The Everly Brothers.

 

Tom Kell and Emiko Woods.  A most remarkable duo–him, 64, her 23–and yet they have …continue reading

Josh Moore (ex Beloved) Releases New Single

Josh Moore (ex Beloved) Releases New Single

Josh Moore, former vocalist & guitarist in Beloved, will release a solo album, titled Parted Ways, on June 13th. Check out the title track below. …continue reading

Bill Mallonee & The Big Sky Ramblers – Lands & Peoples

Review : Bill Mallonee & The Big Sky Ramblers – Lands & Peoples

Former Vigilantes of Love frontman Bill Mallonee just simply continues to make good music. His latest, ‘Land & Peoples,’ spills out lyrical pictures of the many sights and sounds of this nation’s past and present. Check out the full review here, and get to know this truly unique artist. …continue reading

Jordan Taylor To Release Debut Album

Jordan Taylor To Release Debut Album

Jordan Taylor, of Blimey Cow fame, will release his debut album Long Drive on June 26th. Check out a Q&A session about the album & behind-the-scenes video from the studio below. …continue reading

Josh Garrels – Home

Review : Josh Garrels – Home

Josh Garrels’ falsettos. That should warrant a listen itself. …continue reading

2015 Unified Underground Conference This Weekend

2015 Unified Underground Conference This Weekend

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.

Rachel Taylor Unveils Video for “Magnetic”

Rachel Taylor Unveils Video for “Magnetic”

Rachel Taylor has unveiled the music video for the title track from her new album Magnetic. Watch below & pick up the new album on digital outlets now. …continue reading

Josh Garrels Talks With Sonicbids About Free Music

Josh Garrels Talks With Sonicbids About Free Music

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 Posts Teaser Clip

Leigh Nash Posts Teaser Clip

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.

Castro Releases “Rock And Roll” Music Video

Castro Releases “Rock And Roll” Music Video

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

Jenny & Tyler Create Kickstarter for Full-Fledged New Live Record/Tour

Jenny & Tyler Create Kickstarter for Full-Fledged New Live Record/Tour

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 Premiere “Not Enough” Music Video

The Vespers Premiere “Not Enough” Music Video

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

AudioFeed Festival Releases Lineup

AudioFeed Festival Releases Lineup

This year’s AudioFeed Festival will take place July 2-5 in Urbana, Illinois. Check out the performance roster below. Do any of you attend? …continue reading

Josh Wilson New Single “That Was Then, This Is Now”

Josh Wilson New Single “That Was Then, This Is Now”

Josh Wilson released a new single called “That Was Then, This Is Now” to iTunes today. It’s the first single released from his upcoming full length due this August.

Leigh Nash Launches Pre-orders for New Album

Leigh Nash Launches Pre-orders for New Album

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

Woman  (Oh Mama) – Joy Williams

Music Video : Woman (Oh Mama) – Joy Williams

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

Avalanche City Releases New Single “Inside Out”

Avalanche City Releases New Single “Inside Out”

New Zealand based Avalanche City has released a new single “Inside Out” from the upcoming album We Are For The Wild Places. Do yourself a favor & listen below! …continue reading

Aaron Strumpel Shovels Out New Music

Aaron Strumpel Shovels Out New Music

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

Rachel Taylor – Magnetic

Review : Rachel Taylor – Magnetic

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

Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell

Review : Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell

There’s no shade being thrown at Sufjan Steven’s latest album. Charlie Brown got it right when he said “good grief”. …continue reading

A Lion Named Roar Streams ‘Mano a Mano’ Early

A Lion Named Roar Streams ‘Mano a Mano’ Early

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…” articleMano a Mano will be available for purchase on April 28th.

Besides Daniel Launches Campaign to Fund New Album

Besides Daniel Launches Campaign to Fund New Album

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

Watkins Family Hour Plan Debut Album Release

Watkins Family Hour Plan Debut Album Release

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 ‘Psalms’ Coming to Vinyl

Sandra McCracken ‘Psalms’ Coming to Vinyl

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 on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors on Jimmy Kimmel Live

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

Sufjan Stevens Reveals Unreleased Song

Sufjan Stevens Reveals Unreleased Song

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 To Perform on Jimmy Kimmel

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors To Perform on Jimmy Kimmel

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 Launch Kickstarter for ‘Thaumatrope’

Marah In The Mainsail Launch Kickstarter for ‘Thaumatrope’

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.”

Josh Garrels’ ‘Home’ Now Available for Download

Josh Garrels’ ‘Home’ Now Available for Download

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.

Stream Sandra McCracken’s New Album 2 Weeks Early

Stream Sandra McCracken’s New Album 2 Weeks Early

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 – The Woven Whisper

Review : Sarah Brusco – The Woven Whisper

Sarah Brusco is an amazing female artist who demonstrates to us what raw, genuine and heartfelt worship truly is. …continue reading

Josh Garrels Reveals “A Long Way” from ‘Home’

Josh Garrels Reveals “A Long Way” from ‘Home’

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 Premiere Music Video for “The Fire”

Seryn Premiere Music Video for “The Fire”

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

Little Blue Light – The Key

Music Video : Little Blue Light – The Key

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 Posts Music Video for “Nothing Better”

Jon Guerra Posts Music Video for “Nothing Better”

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