Jeff Lewis has made an illustrated biography of Barack Obama. The anti-folk hero has created one of his sketchbook ‘films’ detailing the presidential candidate’s life and career.
Charming Sheffield duo Slow Club are bringing their storming live show to Urban Outfitters near Oxford Street on October 15, according to a last minute message posted on their MySpace page today.
FFS favourites Peggy Sue will be joined on their UK headline tour by fellow folksters Alessi and Derek Meins.
London anti-folkster Emmy the Great’s latest single has been selected as the Record of the Week on indie-spotting Radio 2 evening show the Radcliffe and Maconie Show.
Noah and the Whale were forced to cancel their support slot with The Mystery Jets because Charlie Fink was in hospital with throat problems.
The nicest man in alt-folk, Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle, has posted the band’s new EP online for download, with the option, but no obligation to donate to his humble cause.
After a prolonged quiet period the wheels have started to turn in the world of Emma Lee Moss, adding to her three date mini tour she has announced a Rough Trade instore on 13th November.
The Bowerbirds have cancelled 27 out of 29 North American live appearances.
The band were due to start the tour with headliners Calexico on 5th November.
A remixed version of New York keyboardists Au Revoir Simone’s debut LP The Bird of Music will be released on November 11th.
The new album, entitled Reverse Migration, features a cover of The Lucky One by For Folk’s Sake darlings Slow Club alongside remixes by Jean-Benoît Dunckel of Air and Keith Murray from We Are Scientists. It will be released by Au Revoir Simone’s own label: Our Secret Recording Company.
Casio keyboard-wielding Wakefield trio The Research are back with their second album and a UK tour after a lengthy hiatus.
After the success of their debut album Breaking Up, the band went on to record its follow-up, but were plagued with record label politics. Having split from EMI last year, they are back with new offering The Old Terminal. The album will be released on 27th October.