January 2021 Roundup (Part 1)

Greetings, folks! Here’s hoping that your new year is off to a great start. I spent the end of 2020 packing up and moving into a new home, so I’ve been a little behind on reviews. So here’s the first half of this month’s roundup of cool new releases that have been hanging out inContinue reading “January 2021 Roundup (Part 1)”

December 2020 Roundup

This horrible year can’t end soon enough, but there’s still so much great music to cover! To make matters worse, I had to take most of last week off to tend to some urgent matters, so the stack of music in my inbox just keeps growing and growing. So here’s a final roundup for 2020!Continue reading “December 2020 Roundup”

November 2020 Roundup

Last week’s roundup post barely put a dent into the pile of great new releases that were sent to us, so we just had to rush out a second roundup right away. Nick Jonah Davis – When the Sun Came Nick Jonah Davis is a guitarist from Derbyshire, England, who plays in a style thatContinue reading “November 2020 Roundup”

October 2020 Roundup

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this autumn has been an especially phenomenal season for new records. With everything going on in the world right now, we needed it. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the very fine releases that we’ve been digging this month… SPAZA feat. Ariel Zamonsky, Gontse Makhene,Continue reading “October 2020 Roundup”

Jennifer Castle – Monarch Season

Jennifer Castle’s Monarch Season is as dreamy as it gets. Castle, a Toronto singer-songwriter, crafts graceful folk-inspired tunes that are richly influenced by the moon, the nature of relationships and of course, monarch butterflies. Her voice, which is usually treated with a healthy dose of reverb, is beautifully reminiscent of the vocals of Marissa NadlerContinue reading “Jennifer Castle – Monarch Season”

The Record Crates United Mixtape – Autumn 2020 UK Folk Special

Tonight, Dunebuggyradio.com will be celebrating the autumn season by airing my annual all-UK folk special. I am certainly not alone in wanting to hear tons of records by the likes of Fairport Convention, Pentangle and Dando Shaft when the air starts to become chilly, the foliage turns orange and the harvest begins. So every yearContinue reading “The Record Crates United Mixtape – Autumn 2020 UK Folk Special”

Prana Crafter – MorphoMystic

On Prana Crafter’s latest record, William Sol seems to be channeling and processing the storm of today’s societal and worsening environmental climate through his guitar playing. . The ever astral Sol treats the album as one long, continuous song. Each track seamlessly flows into one another, as if we’re being guided through a single meditativeContinue reading “Prana Crafter – MorphoMystic”

Rootless – Docile Cobras

For Matt LaJoie and Ash Brooks to bend their self-release-only rule of their Flower Room Records label and put out Rootless’ Docile Cobras, you know that this is a very special album indeed. Recorded during the spring of last year, Docile Cobras is Rootless (AKA Jeremy Hurewitz) at perhaps his most mystical. The record isContinue reading “Rootless – Docile Cobras”

Buck Curran – No Love is Sorrow

Buck Curran – No Love is Sorrow Buck Curran’s No Love is Sorrow is a gorgeously stark collection of haunting guitar soundscapes and meditations on the strange complexities of adult life. Curran, whom you may remember from the psych-folk duo, Arborea, might be at his most personal on this record. Throughout the album, his lyricsContinue reading “Buck Curran – No Love is Sorrow”

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”