[streaming] Andy Aquarius – Chapel

“Chapel” is the title track of the debut full-length album by Andy Aquarius, out November 12th 2021 via Hush Hush Records. A timeless record that captures a primordial beauty, ‘Chapel’ places Andy’s exquisite homespun harp arrangements alongside honest vocal melodies for a transcendental journey through the outer realms of ambient, classical, new age, and folk…

[video of the week] Pleine Lvne – But The Sun

Taken from “Heavy Heart” debut album, out on October 22nd 2021. After many projects with bands, the musician based in Lyon (France) Nicolas Gasparotto – former member of Fallaster (Emo/Post Hardcore) and Medusa in my knickers (Black Wave) – puts aside the screams and distortions of Metal/Hardcore to elaborate a very personal post-folk album, conceived…

[streaming] Claire Cronin – Bloodless

“Bloodless” is the title track from the new album by Claire Cronin, out November 12th via Orindal Records. “Bloodless” is the new album by Los Angeles-based musician and writer Claire Cronin. Expanding upon the supernatural and metaphysical themes of her critically acclaimed 2019 album Big Dread Moon and her 2020 “horror memoir” Blue Light of…

[video of the week] Pascal Babare – My Heart

“My Heart” is from Pascal Babare’s 4th solo LP “Cave Without A Name” , which releases on the 17th of September 2021 on Oscarson. “My Heart” is one of Babare’s first true love songs – reminiscent of early Leonard Cohen, and with just his voice and guitar, it’s a stripped back and intimate conclusion to…

[streaming] Glenn Echo – Drink Up This Fire

First single from Glenn Echo’s debut record, “Fixed Memory”, out on digital platforms October 15th 2021. It’s hard to believe that Fixed Memory is Glenn Echo’s first album. Formed in 2015 by multi-instrumentalist Matt Gaydar, the alt-folk project has a deceptively intricate way of spinning acoustic guitar melodies, cozy vocal harmonies, and introspective lyrics into…

[video of the week] Marta Del Grandi – Amethyst

‘Amethyst’ is the first single from Marta Del Grandi’s new album, ‘Until We Fossilize’, out 5th November via Fire Records. In the Greek myth the beautiful maiden Amethyst, pursued and chased by the god of wine Bacchus, prays to the goddess of the hunt, Diana, to protect her from him and turn her into stone….

[streaming] Bea Troxel – I’m Not Asleep

Nashville singer-songwriter, Bea Troxel, shares a new single “I’m Not Asleep” from her upcoming record “Gettin’ Where”, out on September 17 on limited edition cassette and CD from Ruination Record Co.  The song is a lesson in vulnerability and desire, about what it means to wake up to your body and its needs. Troxel admits…

[video of the week] Le Ren – Dyan

“Dyan” the new song by Le Ren from the album ‘Leftovers’, out October 15th on Secretly Canadian. Leftovers, the debut album from Montreal’s (/Tiohtià:ke’s) Le Ren, stitches together a patchwork of personal songs about different relationships: those we share with mothers, lovers, and friends. Lauren Spear, the artist behind Le Ren, created a physical quilt…

[video of the week] Hand Habits – Aquamarine

Taken from “Fun House”, out Oct 22nd 2021 via Saddle Creek. Hand Habits, the project of Los Angeles-based musician Meg Duffy (they/them), is back with their new album Fun House – the most ambitious Hand Habits album to date. Produced by Sasami Ashworth (SASAMI) and engineered by Kyle Thomas (King Tuff), the record was not…

[streaming] Corinne Sharlet – They Were Mine

Taken from “A Lovely Future”, out September 21st 2021. Chiaroscuro is an Italian artistic term used to describe the dramatic interplay between light and dark. Most frequently used in the world of painting or film noir, chiaroscuro is also a fitting way to describe Corinne Sharlet’s debut album, A Lovely Future. Corinne’s songs vacillate between…

[video of the week] Josienne Clarke – A Letter On A Page

‘A Letter On A Page’ by Josienne Clarke is from her album ‘A Small Unknowable Thing’, released on Corduroy Punk Records on 13th August 2021. Says Josienne of the song: “I wasn’t sure if I’d ever play music again when I wrote this, I was so unhappy with my current situation, I needed to take…

[streaming] Myriam Gendron – Au cœur de ma délire

Adapted from traditional, created during a musical residency at the Old Mill in Le Bic, Québec, in August 2016, using sound samples from Daniel Saint-Pierre’s boat repair workshop. This song was the sparkle for what became the album “Ma délire – Songs of love, lost & found”, created & recorded between October 2020 and January…

[video of the week] Macie Stewart – Finally

From the forthcoming debut album by by Chicago-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, “Mouth Full of Glass” out September 24th on Orindal Records. Video directed and Edited by Lia Kohl. Written and recorded while  finding solace and strength in solitude, “Mouth Full of Glass” features eight  lushly arranged songs that search for the meaning of self…

[streaming] Tina Loeffler – Blue Mountains Home

New song by Tina Loeffler, out now digitally via Bandcamp. It’s the wind in the pines and the pale blue of the early blueberries, which nurtures her soul like a gentle breeze on a hot summer day and let her creativity flow. Always inspired by nature, Tina Loeffler loves to create folky tunes in her…

CUBS River of Amber​/​Frozen Waterfall (Rusted Rail, 2021) Ormai da qualche anno, Cubs è diventata la sigla che riassume le variegate anime artistiche gravitanti intorno all’etichetta irlandese Rusted Rail, delle quali ha seguito fedelmente l’evoluzione da stravaganti sperimentazioni sonore alla riscoperta di una pur mai ortodossa anima folk. Il percorso della band – che comprende…

DANIEL BÜRKNER Landschaft aus Papier (Oscarson, 2021)* Erano i tempi dei nuovi fermenti musicali casalinghi, resi possibili dal sempre più ampio accesso ai mezzi di registrazione e dai canali di diffusione online; erano anche i tempi d’oro di quella “indietronica da cameretta” che in particolare in Germania aveva trovato una declinazione di peculiare minimalismo e…

[streaming] Emmalee Hunnicutt – Vespertine

Taken from “Picnic, Moonside”, out July 30th 2021 via Dear Life Records. “Picnic, Moonside” is a collection of songs that journey into the world beneath the dirt and the moonlit times after the sun sets. From joyful descriptions of eating beets, to moonside picnics with Hawk Moths pollinating night blooming Datura flowers, this album is…