Posts tagged with ‘folk’

Ben Howard … Old Pine … 2012

Quietly brilliant acoustic music in the vein of Damien Rice or Nick Drake, with a little Jose Gonzalez picking thrown in. He mumbled like Bon Iver but the soaring, brilliant harmonies are all his own. Devour this EP then go find his already re-cased full length!

Damien Jurado … Maraqopa … 2012

This album sounds like a less ancient Neil Young. Lots of focus on guitars, mostly strummed rhythms but with the occasional psychedelic solo freak out.

First Aid Kit … The Lion’s Roar … 2012

With Bright Eye’s musicians at the helm, First Aid Kit’s second album is more produced and contained but doesn’t sacrifice their lush, youthful harmonies, more civilian and less folky, they seem to have embraced indie stardom. Or maybe they’re just older.

Rachel Sermanni … Black Currents … 2012

20-year-old Scottish singer Rachel Sermanni finger-picks and singers her heart out on this album. Really great.

RIYL Regina Spektor, Laura Marling, Fiona Apple

Lucero … Women & Work … 2012

Great, great new album from one of the hardest working rock bands around. Dirty and loud enough to fill up every dive bar in Tennessee.