Reviews

Album | The Muddy Crows – Straight Crazy

In many ways, the Muddy Crows’ coming together is a tale of modern convenience. As keyboardist Steve Mead would recall, someone errantly suggested their name to them following a discussion about wanting to incorporate the word “crow” into their would-be…

Feature | 2018 Highlights

As the year is drawing to a close we asked FFS writers to share their highlights from what, we all agree, has been a pretty good year for music. You’ll find a selection of tracks for these artists on our…

Album | Todd Warner Moore – Spark

Although he now hails from Hong Kong, Kansas City’s Todd Warner Moore speaks from the windswept prairies of the American Midwest with his brand of folk music. Predisposed to arrangements that at once feel insular and wide-open without an ounce…

Album | Grand Salvo – Sea Glass

“Beware of drowning”. These should be the words marking the entry to this album by Paddy Mann and by his project, Grand Salvo. Sea Glass represents a unique, immersive experience, probably the most notable one since Carrie & Lowell. Hailing…

Album | Chorusgirl – Shimmer and Spin

Soccer Mommy; Bad Parents; Dream Wife; Adult Mom; Girlpool; Boygenius; And now Silvi Wersing’s 80s-infused band, Chorusgirl. It’s a list with all the ingredients for one hell of an angsty family reunion, and Chorusgirl find themselves one of a wave…

Album | Gina Graves – And We Rise

Although she bills her work as ‘dream pop’, much of what ultimately makes Gina Graves’ And We Rise feels like folk that’s hit the trendsetting indie scene. Presenting listeners with a multifarious smorgasbord of sounds to lose oneself in, there is…

Album | Dave Vargo – Battle Burns

Despite contemporary Americana’s foundation being settled in Chicagoan pubs, the movement encapsulating roots-amalgam still feels plenty connected to naturalism. New Jersey, then, might not be the first place one might find a rising star of the genre, but rural Farmingdale…