Reviews

Album | Todd Warner Moore – Starry Sounds

Todd Warner Moore’s artistry more often than not feeds off of pensive lyricism met by warm, pop-driven hooks. Sifting comfortably through acoustic realms, Moore has excelled over the years as a multifarious songwriter. Capable of bending genres into his overarching…

Album | Angela Perley – 4:30

Angela Perley is a night owl, “4:30 is when my body’s natural sleep cycle begins … My creative time begins as soon as the sun goes down. I don’t know what it is… but there’s something special about it. It’s dark…

Album | Bon Iver – i,i

“I like you, I like you,” intones Justin Vernon on ‘iMI’, the opening salvo of his group’s fourth album. In the three years since the shadowy 22, A Million, Bon Iver’s convener has achieved a hard-earned contentment  – even if…

Single | CommonUnion59 – Borrowed Time

Lauren Malasig and Steve McKenzie are CommonUnion59. Hailing from San Francisco, the pianist and guitarist mesh their vocals to develop straight-shooting folk music. Redolent of the American folk movements of the 60s and 70s, their lyrical focus waxes philosophy on…

Live | Cambridge Folk Festival 2019

‘Good to see you again, folks!’ read the screens next to stage one on Thursday, the opening evening of 2019’s Cambridge Folk Festival; a not unfounded assumption that audiences return year after year. Thursday night has traditionally been a soft…

Album | Shannon Lay – August

In August of 2017 Shannon Lay’s life changed completely. She went from being a sometime musician to creating music full time when Kevin Morby asked her to open for him on an American tour. That life changing moment became the…