Thorin Loeks – Thirsty Hearts

Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Thorin Loeks hails from the Yukon, but is currently residing in Vancouver.  He released his debut album, Thirsty Hearts, in the middle of 2016 and it deeply reflects Loeks’ experiences and outlook on the journey called life. Loeks’s geographical voyages have taken him through and from Canada … [Read more...]

Simon Benegas – Feel It Grow EP

Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, the New York-based Simon Benegas will be kicking off his first North American tour this fall in support of his two indie-folk EPs, The Age of Simple and Feel It Grow.  While Benegas has already toured his native country, he is eager to showcase his engaging music around the world. Benegas attended the … [Read more...]

Nathan Leigh – A Life In Transit

A Life in Transit is a triumph over adversity recorded over two years in various parts of North America and completed with the help of friends when Nathan Leigh suffered a collapsed lung after being beaten by the NYPD during an Occupy protest. Contributions from over 20 artists create a rich tapestry of styles and voices. “Family of Ghosts” gets … [Read more...]

New Releases From Chemikal Underground Records

Since its inception in 1995, Chemikal Underground has maintained its profile as one of the most consistent providers of quality Alt Folk music from both Scotland and the US. Created to provide a platform for releases by Glasgow band The Delgados, the label soon built a reputation as the home of some of the most innovative and influential Scots … [Read more...]

Danielson – Best of Gloucester County

Songwriting personalities as confidently idiosyncratic as Daniel Smith's come around only once in a blue moon, so when they release music it's always cause to pay attention. Five years after his triumphant Ships album, a lot has changed internally. Though with its roster of guest artists Ships was ostensibly a step away from the family-centric … [Read more...]

Noah and the Whale – Last Night on Earth

Listening to Last Night on Earth, the third long player from London’s Noah and the Whale, you’d be hard pressed to find any traces of the same band that made 2009’s The First Days of Spring. Bruised, battered, and defeated from his failed relationship with folk singer Laura Marling, frontman Charlie Fink used that album as a vehicle for examining … [Read more...]

Way Yes-Herringbone

There is a thin line we have to balance as critics and music lovers and it is this: not everything we like is necessarily good and not everything we hate is necessarily bad. This is a mantra that we could all use in our everyday lives, but especially for those of us who have to critically assess items that are not necessarily to our liking in a … [Read more...]

Campfire Ok – Strange Like We Are

Gone are the prodigious 80’s and the prosperous 90’s; we live in a time of great turmoil and uncertainty, to no surprise this is reflected in our music. Folk rock has a rich history of addressing social maladies, with the legendary songwriting of Bob Dylan to The Byrds and beyond. Campfire Ok’s latest full length LP Strange Like We Are continues on … [Read more...]

Kacey Johansing – Many Seasons

Singer/songwriter Kacey Johansing’s debut album Many Seasons is a musical interpretation of her experiences as a young artist traveling from Colorado to Boston and San Francisco. With guitars, piano, strings, bass and soft percussion, Johansing and her guests explore the shifting styles and emotional atmospheres that changing seasons and a change … [Read more...]

Rusty Borealis – Fell Down Pretty

Andrew Smentkowski and Ted Appert may hail from the most populous city in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (Marquette), but the dirty chug and plucky blues of their debut album – as Rusty Borealis – evokes the sort of gritty backwoods storytelling that could only be created by people who have lived in a place that many still regard as a permanent … [Read more...]