Author: Jonathan Frahm

Interview | FFS 5 with Moon and Bike

Moon and Bike produce instrumental treats. Boone and Michael, the men behind the project, first met in Oregon. There, they waxed eclecticism, showcasing a broad love and penchant for myriad musical stylings. Now, they create cinematic guitar music under their…

Interview | FFS 5 with Alex Madsen of The Divorcees

Near the start of the year, The Divorcees made a dent in the country scene with the authentic outlaw gravel of their new LP, Drop of Blood. Considering their determined collective work ethic, there would never have been a better…

Interview | FFS 5 with D.L. Rossi

Thematically, D.L. Rossi’s Lonesome Kind is what it says it is on the tin. It’s certainly lonesome, but Rossi’s emotion is softly, sometimes ironically veiled beneath the tasty veneer of grooving, soulful music. A mix of Motown and Americana (it…

Interview | FFS 5 with Matthew Ryan of Strays Don’t Sleep

Strays Don’t Sleep is back in a big way. After 15 years, Matthew Ryan and Neilson Hubbard are together again with pictoral, ambient folk that’s worth the fanfare. Natural, meditative, and altogether human, the folk duo feel right at home…

Premiere | Ervin Stellar – S.O.S.

With his upcoming EP, Nothing to Prove, Ervin Stellar experienced the satisfaction of self-production, and it shows. Dutifully delivered, each track on the album—whether it’s one of its three originals or two covers—is developed with a sincere, fully-rounded intent. It’s…

Premiere | Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit – Bubala

Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit are generally known for the electric, eclectic blues. Their new single, ‘Bubala’, strips things back into an acoustic affair. The stripped-back approach doesn’t ground Pace in mediocrity, though; an artist of his prowess is…

Interview | FFS 5 with Samana’s Rebecca Rose Harris

Samana are Rebecca Rose Harris and Franklin Mockett—and, together, they’re setting the psychedelic folk world alight with their haunting art. Ambitious and heartful, the duo depicts themselves as pioneers—pioneering their own freedoms as artists and people, as a symbiotic, intimate…

Interview | FFS 5 with Idiot Grins’ Randy Strauss

While the Louvin Brothers are well-respected and remembered today for their fine musical talents, Satan is Real’s cover art lives on in perhaps even greater infamy. Celebrated, critiqued, and later memed, nothing quite says “fire-and-brimstone” like a 12-foot cutout of…

Video | jefff – The Fire

Jeff Clark—better known as jefff (with, yes—count ’em—three f’s)—is all about the groove with his latest single, ‘The Fire’. It’s a feel-good, invigorating reggae composition that’s set to light the soul with its danceable rhythm and refreshing message. In a…