Taken for a Fool: Bears With Guns release new EP

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Tuesday 2 October 2012

Bears With Guns are a five piece from the country NSW town of Parkes – famously known for its Radio Telescope affectionately known as ‘The Dish’. Being picked up by Highway 125 (INXS, Midnight Oil, The Divinyls), the band are currently in the midst of their first national tour, celebrating the release of their EP […]

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New music by Toronto band The Handsome Fix

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By VNO designs in New Music on Thursday 3 May 2012

One night in February, I attended a little musical gathering at the SuperMarket in Toronto. This is when I first heard the Handsome Fix and their remarkably fresh new sound. New album dropping Spring of this year.

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Daughter: a music project by folk singer Elena Tonra

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By Sam Fitzpatrick in New Music on Saturday 24 March 2012

Daughter is 21 year-old Elena Tonra, an experimental folk singer-songwriter from London. She really brings something refreshing and interesting to the table. I found myself lost in her stories, induced into thought by the awesome ambient production on her Wild Youth EP.

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Your Heart: a new EP by Christa Vi

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By Christa Vi via UK Indie Touring in New Music on Friday 23 March 2012

East London-based Australian/German indie pop/folk artist Christa Vi combines folky songwriting with electronic elements and emotive vocals. Inspired by life’s hard knocks, long plane journeys, London’s noise pollution, the inner pain and beauty of others, overheard snippets of conversation and a slight fear of losing that feeling, the EP includes remixes by NuDisco producer Show […]

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Debut album from Big Big Buildings: Be Not Aglow

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By Adam McElreath in New Music on Wednesday 19 October 2011

Illustrator and multi-instrumentalist Adam McElreath has been making D.I.Y. records in his room for the past six years under the moniker Big Big Buildings. After a string of EPs, Big Big Buildings released the first full-length album, Be Not Aglow, on October 13. It’s for you to stream at Soundcloud.

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Yuzima covers U2’s Mysterious Ways

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By G. Stein in New Music on Wednesday 28 September 2011

As the story goes, Yuzima’s new EP Glasnost was inspired by the fall of the Berlin Wall as well as U2’s legendary album, Achtung Baby. In the final hour, Yuzima turned in this fiery remake of Mysterious Ways to honor the connection of the two albums.

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Stephen Warwick and the Secondhand Stories

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By S.H. Stories in New Music on Friday 29 July 2011

Although performing on stage with the likes of Nicole Atkins, A.C. Newman (the New Pornographers), Parlor Mob, and Craig Wedren (Shudder to Think), Stephen Warwick is a musician most of us haven’t heard of. He hails from Charlotte, NC, one of the largest banking cities in the southeastern United States. Not the most likely of places for a musician to grow creatively.

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Jalava: a folk band from Finland

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By Anonymous in New Music on Friday 1 July 2011

There is a few things we all seem to know about Finland: it is in the cold North, people are depressed, and their music is heavy. Just look at Nightwish, Children of Bodom or HIM. But if you dig deeper, you’ll find that at least the latter is not the only truth. Historic traditions, Russian influence and a captivating melancholy. Or simple beauty. That’s what Jalava embodies, with haunting folk melodies and heart-breaking lyrics. In Finnish, of course.

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Stacey Rozich

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Wednesday 30 June 2010

Do folk artists usually call themselves folk artists? Seattle-based Stacey Rozich does, but there’s not a hint of irony in her work. Her images look like illustrations from a forgotten Eastern European tribe that intermarried with the Native American tribes of the Pacific Northwest.

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Timber Timbre

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By Erin Letson in New Music on Wednesday 22 July 2009

Toronto-based Timber Timbre’s third self-titled studio release keeps a soft and moody vibe with eight simply structured songs that seem meant for listening to in the dark. Taylor Kirk, the man behind the project, has a singing voice that’s both folky and restrained. He calls on other artists to fill in strings, banjo and accompanying […]

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Monday 11 May 2009

I may not have a drop of Viking blood in me, but when I hear bands like Wardruna, I feel like lighting a fire and breaking out the cask of mead. A side project of occasional Gorgoroth drummer Kvitrafn and featuring Gorgoroth frontman Gaahl on vocals, the band attempts to capture the lost sounds of […]

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Micah P. Hinson

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By Zolton in Video on Saturday 23 August 2008

Micah P. Hinson is like every rustic, broken down, and pieced back together country great that’s ever been. Only hipper and slightly less sombre. This track, Diggin’ A Grave, is a button-up hoe down with a classic pop chorus and a jangly banjo accompaniment. Yup, some folk have all the fun.

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