Records

Album | Siobhan Wilson – The Departure

Expectations for Siobhan Wilson’s new album The Departure were raised considerably based on the success of There Are No Saints. As a nominee for Scotland’s Album of the year it would not have been surprising to feel a bit of…

Album | Lowland Hum – Glyphonic

Folk duo Lowland Hum consists of travelling couple, Lauren and Daniel Goans. Their fourth full-length album Glyphonic transports listeners to what feels like a beautiful parallel universe. The fragility of being full-time musicians can be hard, but the couple converted…

Album | Versal – Self-titled

From the beginning, Javier Velez was a musical prodigy capable of perfect pitch. He’d first showcased his extraordinary, innate talents to his parents before he could even speak while humming along to his favorite cartoon theme songs, and they knew…

Album | Big Thief – U.F.O.F.

Set up by last year’s solo album by Adrianne Lenker, from where U.F.O.F. takes a couple of tracks, the new Big Thief album is “state-of-the-art” contemporary Americana. The spare experience of abysskiss, a fully accomplished record, is transferred to the…

Album | Lydia Ainsworth – Phantom Forest

Lush, orchestral, and complex, the world of Lydia Ainsworth’s Phantom Forest is virtually all her. This world she inhabits having written most of the music and lyrics, played the vast majority of the instruments, and produced the album in its…

Album | Joy Williams – Front Porch

Joy Williams is finally back on the Front Porch. Her aptly title new record chronicles the comfort generated in returning both to her Nashville home and to the acoustic, folk-driven music she would play on her own front porch. Intimacy…

Album | The Felice Brothers – Undress

In ‘It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)’ Bob Dylan sings, “But even the president of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked” and on Undress the Felice Brothers have taken that notion to heart. Ian Felice makes it…