It has arrived! Give a listen below to the lead single off Wilder Times, the upcoming third album from Mumford & Sons due out May 4. The four fellas put the folk aside in favor of a more electric and rock sound which I personally think will help elevate their live shows and well warranted headlining slots. Read more about the new found sound from Billboard, HERE.
If this isn’t a Friday song to get you going into the weekend, I don’t know what is. Stumbled upon these guys this week and haven’t been able to stop listening to their song “Up.” Black Handed Kites, a duo from South Africa with a up-beat folk sound. Give a listen and enjoy!
Everyone should be heading into this gorgeous weather weekend with some good tunes so this Friday I bring you, Buxton and their third record and first on New West Records, Nothing Here Seems Strange.
All week I’ve been holding out on posting this and I think it’s because of how much I sincerely love this album and their folk-rock sound, I wanted to keep it a secret but what fun would that be.
The album starts off with some slow harmonies (but in a good way – “Wolves & Owls” and “Fingertips”) before ratcheting it up and kicking some serious butt. Just give “Blown A Fuse” a listen and it will all make sense, I promise. For whatever reason the harmony on “Broken From Bread” makes me think of the Grateful Dead, but the best of the album I believe is with the single, “Boy of Nine” and “Down In The Valley.”
If you are fan of White Denim, DAWES, Middle Brother, Ryan Bingham, Fleet Foxes, The Avett Brothers, Ryan Adams and the likes, you are definitely going to be digging the Buxton sound.
You ever listen to an artist/band for the first time only to discover they have been around for quite some time, have released a few albums and wonder, “where the hell have I been?” Well it happened to me last month with Frank Turner and damn, I cannot get enough of his record, England Keep My Bones, his FOURTH album. I now find myself listening to his previous works to catch myself up to what I’ve been missing but continuously being drawn back to his latest record which was released this past summer. Turner exudes a singer-songwriter, folk, punk style unlike anything I’ve ever heard.
Say hello to Frank Turner and give a listen to one of best albums of 2011.
Here it is my latest musical fascination, Kassidy. This Scottish folk rock band has been tabbed across the pond by some media outlets as “Britain’s Kings of Leon” and fall into line with the rabid folk obsession of Mumford & Sons, Fleet Foxes and the likes but they have their own distinct sound and that to me is refreshing. Their debut album Hope St. dropped earlier this year and I don’t think it will take too much longer for this quartet to wind up here in the states.
Been digging these guys from Asheville, NC since I stumbled upon their music last month. Give a listen and if you like, pick up the new album Miles of Skyline.
I swear there seems to be more and more great music coming out of Australia and Boy & Bear are the latest such group. After putting out a rocking EP, Emperor Antarctica, and spending some time touring with Mumford & Sons, the five-piece folk group are getting set to release their first full length record, Moon Fire next month. If the more upbeat, “Feeding Line” is any indication, this could shoot right up as one of the top albums of 2011. I haven’t heard the CD but from this single and their previous EP, these fellas have a bright future ahead of themselves. Lucky for us in the States, they are playing Lollapalooza in a couple weeks (followed by two NYC shows)! Give a listen and judge for yourself. And if at first listen you start thinking it sounds a little Brandon Flowers/The Killers-ish, you’re not alone.