Eli Winter – Unbecoming

It’s no secret that Eli Winter is one of the brightest new lights in the world of guitar music today. His sophomore release, Unbecoming, is just the latest strong case for this argument. Winter’s spellbinding debut, The Time To Come, dropped only last year (and ended up being one of my favorite records of theContinue reading “Eli Winter – Unbecoming”

Help Lindsay Clark Release Her Next Album.

Folk-inspired singer-songwriter and RCU fave, Lindsay Clark, recently fired up a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the recording and release of her next album, Carpe Noctem. Clark’s Crystalline LP from 2018 was a gorgeously melancholic and personal record that was nothing short of moving. When I reviewed it at the time, I had said that it soundedContinue reading “Help Lindsay Clark Release Her Next Album.”

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”

Library of Babel – Sing to Me of…

In 2018, Library of Babel took to the forested Appalachian mountains and came away with the abstract acoustic meditations of Sing to Me of… The Asheville, North Carolina-based trio improvised the entirety of this woody chamber record on guitar, cello and bass, while drawing from their isolated yet gorgeous surroundings of the Pisgah National Forest. ThisContinue reading “Library of Babel – Sing to Me of…”

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”

Old Mamalahoa – Ohi’a EP

For a folk album with a vast range and a sweetly comforting vibe, seek out Old Mamalahoa’s Ohi’a EP. The record kicks off with a warmly psychedelicized-Laurel Canyon vibe on the title track (plus the bookending intro and outro). From there, it dips into country-folk with the chilled “Bloodhounds” and “This Old Home,” which drip with meltyContinue reading “Old Mamalahoa – Ohi’a EP”

The Record Crates United Mixtape Episode 13

Tune in to Dunebuggyradio.com tonight at 8pm EST for the latest episode of The Record Crates United Mixtape. I’ll be spinning tracks by the likes of Matthew J. Rolin, One Eleven Heavy, Glymmur and many others. 

An Interview with Meadowsilver

Meadowsilver is an act that all faithful RCU readers should be familiar with by now. For the uninitiated however, the band is a supergroup of psych and experimental UK folk artists that combines electronics with traditional acoustic instrumentation to create an enigmatic and dreamlike world that is as steeped in the practices of old BritainContinue reading “An Interview with Meadowsilver”

Alison Cotton – The Girl I Left Behind Me

Ghosts and the shadows of the past haunt every groove of The Girl I Left Behind Me, the latest solo-project by The Left Outsides’ Alison Cotton. The title track on the A-side of this 10-inch record is the soundtrack to a telling of a Muriel Spark ghost story, which was broadcasted on the BBC forContinue reading “Alison Cotton – The Girl I Left Behind Me”

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”