Guest Post: Roanoke – Wolf Motel EP

by Cat Nuwer  In 2018, I discovered a band called Roanoke through a stunning song called “Tennessee Stone.” I was immediately entranced by their magical rock n’ roll style – they sound like they time traveled from my favorite era of music, the 70s. But Roanoke also has a grassroots Americana vibe with a mysticContinue reading “Guest Post: Roanoke – Wolf Motel EP”

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”

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

Lou Turner – Microcosmos

On her latest record, Microcosmos, Lou Turner illustrates the joy, sorrow and humor of the tiny details of everyday life, as seen through a slightly surreal lens. Nashville songwriter and poet Lou Turner (aka Lauren Turner) is in top form on this album, skirting along the edge of country and psych-tinged folk rock with aContinue reading “Lou Turner – Microcosmos”

Elkhorn’s Roots of Distances Mix

On September 16th, Elkhorn will be setting loose their next LP, Distances, on Feeding Tube Records. It’s a primal force of nature that tangles thunderous riffs with whirlwind melodies and torrential solos. Jesse Sheppard and Drew Gardner teamed up with two different drummers, Nate Scheible and Ian McColm, for this joint, and the added percussionContinue reading “Elkhorn’s Roots of Distances Mix”

One Eleven Heavy – “Tyrant King”

There’s a kind of joy you can only get from a One Eleven Heavy album. Their bouncy boogie rhythms, squirmy guitar noodling and cheeky lyrics never fail to put a smile on my face. All of these qualities and then some are present on their latest single, “Tyrant King,” from Poolside, their upcoming LP onContinue reading “One Eleven Heavy – “Tyrant King””

Color Green- s/t

Rich with a thickly humid atmosphere, sunburnt melodies and spaced-out beats, Color Green’s debut LP is the very essence of summer. For the uninitiated, Color Green is Noah Kohll and Corey Madden, with familiar friends like James Matthew VII and Tim Ramsey (Vetiver, Sam Burton, Fruit Bats, etc) joining in on the fun. The LAContinue reading “Color Green- s/t”

Joan Shelley – The Spur

Joan Shelley’s latest album, The Spur, is a record of raw beauty and naked emotions that’ll resonate with you down to your very DNA. Released on No Quarter Records, this album features some of Shelley’s most wistful songwriting yet, as she reflects on the bleakness of our present and the perhaps weakened rays of hopeContinue reading “Joan Shelley – The Spur”

Lindsay Clark – Carpe Noctem

Lindsay Clark’s latest record, Carpe Noctem, is a timeless album of pastoral beauty and genuine heart that recalls the works of Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake. Clark, a Portland, OR based singer-songwriter, always writes from an emotionally honest place, but this album might be her most revealing LP yet. Broken relationships and the desire toContinue reading “Lindsay Clark – Carpe Noctem”