folk

premiere: l i l a – great drama
premiere: l i l a – great drama
We're pleased to debut the beautiful new single from young Quebec singer-songwriter Marianne Poirier, aka l i l a. Poirier's haunting voice hovers like a ghost over the drifting, windswept dark-folk gem "great drama", her sadness seemingly ebbing and flowing with the tide of distant, hypnotic ambient guitar and subtly sweeping strings, as she guides us through a hazy recollection of a pa
premiere: wished bone – reasons
premiere: wished bone – reasons
Courtesy of Glasgow's Human Noise Records, the new label from our friends at Gold Flake Paint, comes this curious and utterly enchanting "dark twee" (the artist's words) wonder from Los Angeles-via-Athens, Ohio group Wished Bone. The sort of intentionally ambiguous term "haunting" gets thrown around a lot here on this site to describe the lingering, not unpleasant melancholy a
premiere: Julia Lucille – Eternally
premiere: Julia Lucille – Eternally
We're psyched to debut the devastating opening track from Chthonic, the new full-length from Austin's Julia Lucille. Julia counts two of our favorites -- Alela Diane + Sibylle Baier -- among her biggest influences, and the stunning incantation "Eternally" is every bit as disarming and lovely as the most haunting gems in that ethereal dream-folk lineage...
download Kadhja Bonet's stunning Honeycomb
download Kadhja Bonet's stunning Honeycomb
Fat Possum continues its winning streak of late (see that new Hoops EP) with the announcement of the magical, genre-defying debut LP from hyper-talented multi-instrumentalist and possible time traveller from the future Kadhja Bonet. The absurdly beautiful “Honeycomb” has an instantly familiar, blissfully vintage psychedelic soul vibe that could disarm even the most jaded of cratediggers, but there
Alex Rose – Grandmothers / Coattails
Alex Rose – Grandmothers / Coattails
Psyched to introduce the lovely debut release from Austin's Alex Rose: "Grandmothers" is a disarmingly beautiful and bittersweet gem that Alex says is "a rumination on the non­linear and linear aspects of time," with vivid lyrics that manage to feel both surreal and very sincere and intimate, while the modest, hushed folk of the virtual flip-side "Coattails" is a hear
Maggie Rogers - Alaska
Maggie Rogers - Alaska
It's fun when a song that has been so incessantly hyped -- and was, by any measure, already a hit before it was even finished -- ends up being as good as you'd hoped. Maryland's Maggie Rogers shares the beautiful finished version of her undeniable viral sensation "Alaska", on which she manages to organically combine her impressive, more traditional folk music background with the "en