Introducing Eliza Shaddad…

Sudanese/Scottish singer-songwriter Eliza Shaddad has an unusual, somewhat exotic darkness to her music reminiscent of Pina's "Gothic folk" sound. A former member of Clean Bandit, Eliza recently released her debut solo EP, Waters and the official title track video. Eliza has already hit UK radio, but as usual American outlets (with the exception of our... Continue Reading →

Laura’s Top 5 EPs of 2013

Guest Post By: Laura Laura's Top 5 EPs of 2013: 5. London :: Banks Buy @ Amazon 4. Fade Away :: Best Coast Buy @ Amazon 3. With the Whole World Watching :: Tony Lucca Buy @ Amazon 2. Resolution :: Matt Corby Buy @ Amazon 1. The Artful Dodger :: London Shover Buy @... Continue Reading →

Tatam Reeves: Free EP Download

Canadian singer-songwriter Tatam Reeves plays quiet, unassuming but nontheless substantial folk-pop. You can download his entire Home EP at Soundcloud. I especially like the songs "The Note" and "Passenger." The latter is the best example of what Tatam calls his "boom bap folk music." Tatam Reeves Official Site

Amber: Noah EP

Amber's new EP, Noah, is a lovely piece of work that leaves you wanting much more. The British band's soft folk-rock sound recalls The Lumineers' more morose songs. You can stream the entire EP, download a free, legal mp3 of the song "Little Ghost" and watch the title track video below. Buy EP @ Amazon... Continue Reading →

Blue & Gold: It’s Only You

Blue & Gold have released a new track, "It's Only You." I like this bluesy rock ballad even better than their previous single, "Ghost Man". Both songs are featured on Blue & Gold's new, self-titled EP. Blue & Gold Facebook Page Buy @ Amazon

Introducing Banditos

Banditos are an independent, brilliant, bluesy, rowdy, genre-hopping band from Birmingham, Alabama. Their cited influences include everyone from Aretha Franklin to Hank Williams, Sr. to Squirrel Nut Zippers, but frontwoman Mary Beth Richardson's howl and the band's rough, rustic rock instrumentation could just as easily be compared to Janis Joplin, Heartless Bastards and/or Alabama Shakes.... Continue Reading →

Free Ambient music from Dying Machines

By: Brendan My favorite piece from Dying Machines' EP, What I Have Not Forgotten, is "It Has Been" -- a gorgeous cinematic track which builds to an excruciating climax. You can stream that song and download the collection's opening track, "So We Lived," below. Their debut, Nicht Sprechen, was released last year. Buy What Have... Continue Reading →

Greylag: The Only Way to Kill You

Greylag's The Only Way to Kill You EP is an arresting mix of country and indie-folk that should appeal to fans of The Low Anthem and Lost in the Trees. A buoyant country arrangement masks eerie, murderous lyrics in the mesmeric "Into the Woods." "Goldmine" has a sparser, low-fi folk strum. Other highlights are "Black... Continue Reading →

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