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  • Sassparilla
    Schwindy's indie music spotlight: Sassparilla (double album)
    Not many bands come out with a double album these days. While Sassparilla hasn't necessarily released a double album in the true sense of the term, it has released two albums simultaneously. One is called Pasajero and one is called Hullabaloo...
  • 'Before Machines' by Anna Tivel
    'Before Machines' by Anna Tivel
    Oregon-based label Fluff & Gravy Records will be releasing a series of albums by three of Portland's emerging indie folk artists, the first of which being Before Machines by Anna Tivel on June 17th. Raw yet superbly composed and executed,...
  • Mariana Bell
    Mariana Bell showcase at NXNE 2014
    Nashville, Los Angeles, London, Australia, New York City, and now NXNE in Toronto are all on the growing list of places musician Mariana Bell can say she has played.Mariana will bring her entertaining indie-folk sound to the intimate back room...
  • Indie Music Mondays: Monday, June 9th, 2014 - Folk Music That Doesn't Suck
    Indie Music Mondays: Monday, June 9th, 2014 - Folk Music That Doesn't Suck
    Folk music is something I'm really divided on. It either makes me want to cringe to death with how god-awfully heinous it is. Or it makes me want to hug the world in a flower-filled meadow. There's not much in-between. When it comes to...
  • Sundressed on tour of West Coast with Owl & Penny
    Sundressed on tour of West Coast with Owl & Penny
    Phoenix, Arizona's indie folk and punk band Sundressed are currently touring with Tempe, Arizona's folk outfit Owl & Penny. Trevor Hedges and his bandmates in Sundressed recently obtained a tour van through donations at the crowd...
  • Matt Townsend and The Wonder of the World
    Go On An Indie Folk Journey With Matt Townsend and The Wonder of the World
    Matt Townsend and The Wonder of the World wants to take you on an indie folk journey. Their self-titled release hearkens to the sounds of Neil Young, Bob Dylan and James Taylor. Townsend, who lives in Asheville, North Carolina by way of Burlington...
  • A chat with Trevor Hedges of Sundressed and a look at the band's new video
    A chat with Trevor Hedges of Sundressed and a look at the band's new video
    Phoenix-based indie folk and punk quartet Sundressed are a small handful of close friends that make music together, plain and simple. But even though they are a rather new band, Sundressed have already turned a lot of ears their way…ears...
  • Review of Highly Sensitive from  Brazilian Star Mallu Magalhães
    Album Review of Highly Sensitive from Brazilian Star Mallu Magalhães
    Though she debuted her first U.S. album just last month, singer-songwriter Mallu Magalhães is already a star in Brazil. And after listening to Highly Sensitive, it's no wonder why.Mallu Magalhães, an indie folk singer-songwriter similar in...
  • The Sour Bridges
    Album review: Sour Bridges- Catfish Charlie
    If you've ever wanted to be in an indie-folk or bluegrass band, now is the time to capitalize on that dream. The Austin scene is exploding with knee-slappin', banjos, and whiskey these days, and Sour Bridges are one of the stand-outs of...
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    Big Baby Driver: 'Big Baby Driver' (2011)
    Big Baby Driver's self titled album is a very light and mellow Indie Folk record.Songs like "Big Baby Over 38,000km Away" even feature a melody of whistling and finger snaps, this kind of makes the sound a little more playful, and...
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    Timid, the Brave: 'Timid, the Brave' (2012)
    Timid, the Brave's self titled album is an indie-folk album.The first song (entitled: 'Why Should I Stay') opens things up instrumentally with simple light acoustic picking, some reeds, and the occasional fiddle embellishment. The...
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    The Lawsuits: 'Numbers' (2012)
    "Numbers" by The Lawsuits is a mostly acoustic Americana album.Most of the songs consist of acoustic guitar picking, acoustic leads (or distant electric leads), mellow songwriting and a very relaxing vibe.The vocals sound like an...
  • A conversation with singer and songwriter, Gayle Skidmore
    A conversation with singer and songwriter, Gayle Skidmore
    Gayle Skidmore's new EP, Zombie Heart is available now and features the songs "Zombie Heart," "The Wilds," and "Field of Marigolds."Check out her website for song samples and news!Gayle, graciously took time to...
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    Brown Bird: 'Salt For Salt' (2011)
    "Salt For Salt" by Brown Bird is an rootsy indie folk album.The songs within "Salt For Salt" seem to revolve around classic themes found in old bluegrass and folk songs, with subjects such as working hard, and southern religion...
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    Avalanche City: 'Our New Life Above the Ground' (2010)
    "Our New Life Above the Ground" by Avalanche City is a full indie folk album.The opening track of the album entitled "Love Love Love" pulls out all the stops, and is a good demonstration of what the band can do. Within the rich...