Paradise of Bachelors to Reissue Mike Cooper’s Life and Death in Paradise with Bonus 2018 Live Set

Mike Cooper, one of the more underrated voices from the outer fringes of the UK folk rock world, will be reissuing his wild final songwriter album, 1974’s Life and Death in Paradise, packaged together with a previously unreleased live performance from 2018. Available for preorder today through Paradise of Bachelors and set for a JulyContinue reading “Paradise of Bachelors to Reissue Mike Cooper’s Life and Death in Paradise with Bonus 2018 Live Set”

Rose City Band – Garden Party

Kick back and bask in the sunlight of Rose City Band’s latest radiant LP, Garden Party. Released by the great Thrill Jockey Records just in time for the warmth of spring, the psychedelic chooglers’ fourth record is a gleaming slice of laid back boogies and tranquil ballads. Ripley Johnson’s guitar work and vocals are asContinue reading “Rose City Band – Garden Party”

Jens – Be As Good To Others As They Are Not To You

Veteran Swedish psych-rocker, Jens Unosson, gets deeply introspective on this earthy acid folk burner. Available through High on the Pygtrack Records, Be As Good To Others As They Are Not To You is an intensely personal dirge full of grief and an undying need for peace of mind. You can feel the years of struggle,Continue reading “Jens – Be As Good To Others As They Are Not To You”

Bob Martin’s Final Album Sees Release on Worried Songs

With the assistance of Jerry David DeCicca and The Black Swans, the last record by the recently departed cult folk rocker Bob Martin will be released through Worried Songs on May 19. Martin, a Lowell, Mass. born singer-songwriter, recorded a handful of albums sporadically between the 1970’s and 2010’s, and is perhaps best known forContinue reading “Bob Martin’s Final Album Sees Release on Worried Songs”

Kohlbacher Verhelst – s/t

The Antwerp-based Kohlbacher Verhelst crafted a stirring folk record that is saturated with moorland mists, woodland shadows and Bert Jansch-ian fingerpicked ballads. Kohlbacher Verhelst is a duo made up of Koen Kohlbacher and Peter Verhelst. Herhelst is an extremely versatile guitarist, and his vast virtuosity is on full display here. From the Spanish-flavored fluttering ofContinue reading “Kohlbacher Verhelst – s/t”

James Waudby – On The Ballast Mast

James Waudby’s On The Ballast Mast is a striking revelation in fingerstyle guitar. Fans of ’70s UK folk music will immediately recognize the greatness that lies within this LP. Hailing from the coastline of eastern Yorkshire, Waudby might be a new artist for many, but I am sure he’ll soon be a household name forContinue reading “James Waudby – On The Ballast Mast”

John Andrews & The Yawns Announces New Album

(Featured pic by Michael Stasiak) It might only be early February, but John Andrews & The Yawns brought the breezy spring vibes today by releasing a brand new single, “Checks in The Mail,” to announce their upcoming album on the Woodsist label. Taken from their fourth record, Love For The Underdog, which will be releasedContinue reading “John Andrews & The Yawns Announces New Album”

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”