Burd Ellen – A Tarot Of The Green Wood

If you like your Halloween playlist to feature atmospheric and spectral folk sounds, then Burd Ellen’s got you covered. Available today through Mavis Recordings, A Tarot Of The Green Wood finds the duo of Debbie Armour & Gayle Brogan breathing new and ghostly life into traditional UK folk songs (and an Alasdair Roberts tune, butContinue reading “Burd Ellen – A Tarot Of The Green Wood”

Sunburned Hand of The Man – Headdress (20th Anniversary Remaster)

Headdress, one of the classic records in the massive Sunburned Hand of The Man canon, is finally back on vinyl and sounding better than ever, thanks to Three Lobed Recordings. Originally recorded across a trio of dates in 2001, this LP finds the band’s uncompromising music shifting from shape to shape, morphing wildly into newContinue reading “Sunburned Hand of The Man – Headdress (20th Anniversary Remaster)”

Die, Die My Doomer (A Misfits Covers Charity Compilation)

Just in time for Halloween, Perpetual Doom will release this week a stellar Misfits cover album for charity with tracks by more than thirty different artists. Available tomorrow on Bandcamp (preorders are live right now), Die, Die My Doomer finds a vast range of independent groups and artists like Modern Folk, Riggings and Gold DustContinue reading “Die, Die My Doomer (A Misfits Covers Charity Compilation)”

Hipwell – Gardenworld

Fall under the hypnotic post-rock ambient spell of Hipwell’s Gardenworld. Island House Recordings is on a roll. Every release on this label so far has been a total game changer. Gardenworld is certainly no exception. Adam Hipwell got his start in post punk and post rock groups around Melbourne, Australia, but here, he weaves grandContinue reading “Hipwell – Gardenworld”

Upupayāma Returns November 4th with The Golden Pond

Italian multi-instrumentalist Upupayāma continues his unique Eastern and Western folk-infused spiritual psychedelia on The Golden Pond, which is available for preorder today (after 8:30AM CT) from Centripetal Force and Cardinal Fuzz Records. Hailing from a tiny mountain village situated above the city of Parma, Italy, Upupayāma (AKA Alessio Ferrari), hypnotized minds and enriched souls withContinue reading “Upupayāma Returns November 4th with The Golden Pond”

Holland Patent Public Library – Songs To Fall Asleep At The Wheel To

Are you going to be on a long, lonely drive soon? Need to unplug from the world for a bit? Need to unwind? No worries, Holland Patent Public Library has you covered. Available today on Dear Life Records, Songs To Fall Asleep At The Wheel To is a collection of contemplative instrumental tracks by RyanContinue reading “Holland Patent Public Library – Songs To Fall Asleep At The Wheel To”

The Record Crates United Mixtape Halloween 2022 Special

Halloween is when we honor the dead and the undead, so what better time than now to celebrate the eternal life of Roky Erickson, one of the truly immortal forces of rock and roll? For this year’s Halloween playlist, I have built an aural alter to pay homage to this inimitable spirit that assisted inContinue reading “The Record Crates United Mixtape Halloween 2022 Special”

Totem Pocket – s/t

At long last, Totem Pocket, the shoegazey lovechild of Osmium House’s Aesop Adams and Aaron Dooley, has arrived and dear lord, was it ever worth the wait! Hailing from Denver, CO, this new cosmic unit features Adams (guitars, vocals, synth, flute, percussion) and Dooley (bass, vocals, synths, percussion) launching into space with Chris Sparks (guitar),Continue reading “Totem Pocket – s/t”

Chatting Poolside with One Eleven Heavy

Shortly before we plunge into the cold of winter, One Eleven Heavy will be bringing the last of the summer sun with their unique brand of singed folk rock. On November 4th, the international group’s eagerly anticipated third studio effort, Poolside will be unleashed by Kith & Kin Records. I recently spoke with the band’sContinue reading “Chatting Poolside with One Eleven Heavy”

The Record Crates United Mixtape – Autumn 2022 Mix with Allysen Callery

We are honored to have this year’s autumn mix curated and co-hosted by the great Rhode Island singer-songwriter, Allysen Callery (the unofficial New England queen of autumnal sounds). 1. Days of Rum – Marissa Nadler2. Lovebirds – Mike Bruno3. Moonshine (1975 TV performance) – Bert Jansch with Ralph McTell4. Condor Avenue – Elliott Smith5. InContinue reading The Record Crates United Mixtape – Autumn 2022 Mix with Allysen Callery