Thirteen by Bedouine, Waxahatchee and Hurray for the Riff Raff is a bittersweet cover of the Big Start song, the perfect soundtrack for loevely late summer weather and an antidote to the news. Find the single on bandcamp.
All You Fascists Bound To Lose Stumbled over this Woody Guthrie cut from a 1940s radio broadcast. The other performers are Sonny Terry, Pete Seefer and Cisco Houston (probably.) BRB, need to dust off my guitar. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)
Hard-working orchestral folk punk band East Cameron Folkcore is releasing a lot of material in September. There is an all-new LP Better Off coming out in September (in Germany on Grand Hotel van Cleef) as is Fossils, an all-acoustic, live EP of older, truly stunning material. The EP is streaming on soundcloud now, and available for streaming […]
Okkervill River – or rather, Will Sheff – have released a new song, “Okkervil River R.I.P.”, and as usual, it is beautiful, sad, and literary. Unfortunately, the upcoming release might be the last one. (ATO Records)
‘Most People’ is Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s contribution to a upcoming charity compilation Refugee that will benefit the Malta’s Migrant Offshore Aid Station. It’s also Will Oldham’s contribution to the whole refugee debate, in a sense. Refugee, a project by Scottish folk singer Robin Adams, will be released on June 3rd via BRAINFOG RECORDS.
Hurray for the Riff Raff’s feminist retelling of the murder ballad, “The Body Electric” is my favorite and possible most important (folk) song of the year. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)
//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/CzHUNNzfHjw I first heard of Lydia Loveless via NPR Music’s Austin 100. Her rocker “Really Wanna See You” is a great intro into her current work: The great voice, the lyrics full of honesty and wit, and her backing band that takes her “classic country music success story” and gives it more of an musical […]
Hurray For The Riff Raff’s new album Small Town Heroes is a beautiful piece of timeless yet contemporary folk music. It’s streaming as a First Listen on the NPR Music blog. I’m looking forward to the release on February 11th.
This song is copyrighted in U.S., under Seal of Copyright #154085, for a period of 28 years, and anybody caught singin it without our permission, will be mighty good friends of ourn, cause we don’t give a dern. Publish it. Write it. Sing it. Swing to it. Yodel it. We wrote it, that’s all we […]
My biggest fear in the world Is introducing myself in the grave After all my years living free I don’t have much to say David Ramirez: An Introduction An Introduction is not a new song, but I just discovered it when I checked out daytrotter after months of ignoring the great site. Ramirez’ session is stunning. […]