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Frog Eyes – Paul's Tomb: A Triumph
Frenetic, angsty, wall-of-sound experimental rock.
Claps – New Science EP
Minimal new wave dance electronic.
Fol Chen – In Ruins EP
Remixes of "In Ruins."
Dyer Switch Band – Family Business
Sweet old-style bluegrassy stuff, nothing unusual.
Anna Coogan – The Nocturnal Among Us
Good, basic pop-folk with some country influences. Check out “Crooked Sea” and “So Long Summertime”.
Trampled By Turtles – Palomino
Lots of mandolin and fiddle and brio in this string band’s epic new album. I’ve heard they crowd-surf at their shows. Folk shows. Crowd-surfing. “Wait So Long,” “Victory” and “Separate” will give you the right idea.
Shelley Miller – When it’s all gone, you come back
Poetic, pensive, and sometimes woeful, but never too melancholy. You should listen to: “Blame The Sky”, “Hard Love”, and “It Was Billie”. Not much variety on this album, but is consistently good quality. A little bit like Yael Naim.
Jared Grabb – Where Do You Hide Your Love Songs?
Not amazing musicianship, but give it a spin – start with “Stuart Nelson” and “That Ring”. Simple, gusty rock and folk songs.
Nathaniel Rateliff – In Memory of Loss
Not as depressing as the title suggests, this album will probably make Rateliff famous. Well, as famous as indie folk artists get, anyways. His songs develop well and work in some cool structural stuff. Check out “Early Spring Till,” “Brakeman” and “Once in a Great While”.
Matthew Gair – And She Whispered I Told You So
Fresh-sounding acoustic, poppy folk. Think styles of Elliott Smith and Jack Johnson, with a little more folk. “Friday,” “Halo” and “Number 37”.