Ruthann Friedman – Hurried Life: Lost Recordings, 1965-1971

For Record Store Day’s “Drop 2” this Saturday, keep an eye out for the first ever vinyl issue of Hurried Life: Lost Recordings, 1965-1971, by astral folk cult favorite, Ruthann Friedman. Originally released in 2006 on CD and finally pressed onto black plastic this year by Tompkins Square Records, Hurried Life features 15 demos, homeContinue reading “Ruthann Friedman – Hurried Life: Lost Recordings, 1965-1971”

Maybel – Gathering

Airy folk instrumentation, gentle harmonies and wistful atmospheres await you on Maybel’s Gathering. Released on Idée Fixe records in late May, the Montreal group’s debut full-length intermingles rustic traditional folk sounds and stylings with some hints of ambient music. In the background of many of these songs, you often hear layers of spacey lap steelContinue reading “Maybel – Gathering”

Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Nathan Salsburg, Max Porter – Three Feral Pieces

If you talk to any songwriter, they’d be sure to tell you that it’s always harder to write tunes to prewritten words. Yet, Nathan Salsburg and Bonnie “Prince” Billy adapted the stream of consciousness-like writing of Max Porter into songs so perfectly, you’d swear that the lyrics and the music were born from just aContinue reading “Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Nathan Salsburg, Max Porter – Three Feral Pieces”

Sairie – The Trembling Earth

Moved by the stark isolation of the pandemic, Sairie has returned with a striking new EP. February’s beautiful Scarlet and Blue release was indeed a difficult act to follow, yet The Trembling Earth goes above and beyond and actually raises the bar for the group. Each of the three songs here—two new originals and a classic Thomas Moore poem—isContinue reading “Sairie – The Trembling Earth”

Trappist Afterland – Allegory of Stars/ Sacred Geometry

Unplug yourself from the strife of modern life and let your mind get lost in the timeless folk sounds of Trappist Afterland’s new lathe-cut single, Allegory of Stars/ Sacred Geometry. The Australian acid folk group is in top form, as they lean heavily into a stripped down, traditional approach on this release. With the exceptionContinue reading “Trappist Afterland – Allegory of Stars/ Sacred Geometry”

The Record Crates United Mixtape – Episode 19

We’re heading into a more rural direction with tonight’s episode. Expect the likes of Geoff & Maria Muldaur, Cameron Knowler and the Magic Tuber Stringband, among other fingerpicked folk and blues sounds. Don’t miss out: tune into Dune Buggy Radio tonight at 8PM EST. -KH If you like what you’re reading, please help keep RCU thriving. YouContinue reading “The Record Crates United Mixtape – Episode 19”

Rowan : Morrison – Fields of Frost

If you like to honor the traditions of old during your holiday season while simultaneously looking ahead into a bright future, then there’s a place in your heart for Rowan : Morrison’s chilly Fields of Frost. That’s right, Angeline Morrison and Stephen Stannard (whom you may recognize from our frequent coverage of Meadowsilver and The RowanContinue reading “Rowan : Morrison – Fields of Frost”

The Record Crates United Mixtape Episode 12 on Dunebuggyradio.com Tonight @ 8pm EST

  Pull up to the new episode of The Record Crates United Mixtape at http://dunebuggyradio.com tonight at 8PM EST to hear sounds by the likes of Sugluk, William Tyler, Woodstock Mountains and so much more.

The Record Crates United Mixtape Autumn Special on Dunebuggyradio.com Tonight @ 8pm EST

To celebrate my favorite season, I’ll be presenting a special 2-hour long episode tonight that is totally devoted to autumnal British and psych folk music. Featuring the likes of PG Six, The Woods Band, The Memory Band and many others, this mix will surely make you one of the October People. Check it out here:Continue reading “The Record Crates United Mixtape Autumn Special on Dunebuggyradio.com Tonight @ 8pm EST”

Fat Knuckle Freddy – Alfred Hitchcock Plays Guitar

With a title like Alfred Hitchcock Plays Guitar, how could you not give it a listen? The Portland, Maine dwelling Fat Knuckle Freddy plays in the style of the bluesier end of the American primitive guitar spectrum. By utilizing his mastery of slide and precise fingerpicking, Freddy creates arid, dusty atmospheres with his instrument inContinue reading “Fat Knuckle Freddy – Alfred Hitchcock Plays Guitar”