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.
Alt-folk goddess Kimya Dawson has expressed her reservations about the first lady of France’s cover of Moldy Peaches song Anyone Else But You.
Friend of Mumford and Sons, Derek Meins, is to release his track ‘Oh! You Pretty Woman’ on 13th October. The single, which features Mumford and Sons as a backing band, will be available as a download only, and can be heard on Meins’ myspace.
Cast your votes for the Whale boys, Lazzle Mazzle and Steve-o, as well as the brilliant End Of The Road festival, in this year’s Festival Awards.
Within a month of the Last Night of the Proms, the Royal Albert Hall played host to an altogether different musical treat on Thursday night as travelling bluesman Seasick Steve played to a sell out audience.
Mumford and Sons return from their debut tour of the US for a string of UK dates ahead of the release of new EP, Love Your Ground.
Limited 100-copy run of September demo CD released, plus the band tour the UK with singer-songwriter Jeremy Warmsley.
Americana Heavyweights Mark Olson and Gary Louris have put their differences aside and returned with their first collaborative set since The Jayhawks’ essential 1995 LP Tomorrow the Green Grass.
Legendary folk singer Joan Baez has joined human rights organisation Amnesty International’s Small Places tour.
Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens brings his South by Southwest mimicking bandfest to the Welsh capital for a triumphant second year.
The aptly monikered Emmy the Great will release the first single from her hotly anticipated debut album in November.
The track ‘We Almost Had a Baby’ will be available on limited edition 7″ vinyl as well as to download.
The release will follow a three-date mini tour, comprised thusly:
Saturday November 8th – Glasgow Twisted Wheel,
Sunday November 9th – Manchester Deaf Institute
Monday November 10th – London ICA
Bob Dylan’s new album Tell Tale Signs, a two-disc collection of rarities from the past two decades, will be available to stream in its entirety from tomorrow (30th September).
Martha Wainwright, Noah and the Whale and Gideon Conn will play shows as part of Liverpool Music Week.