Tag: Dream Folk

The Matinee June 2nd

The Matinee June 2nd

We have another 9 songs on The Matinee June 2nd. Because of the length, we will the descriptions relatively brief so you can enjoy this great array of music. You might notice there is a bit of a Gothic theme to the mini-playlist.   Casey Burge – “Comin’ Fulfilled” (Portland, Oregon) RIYL: Astronauts, etc., Cullen Omori, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Sunbathe […]

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French For Rabbits & Fraser Ross at Caroline (photo essay)

French For Rabbits & Fraser Ross at Caroline (photo essay)

Photos by Jasper Rain, words by Ben Yung with contributions from Jasper For the two of us, seeing New Zealand’s outfit French for Rabbits was high on the live music list. Their combination of dream-pop and indie folk has long mesmerized all of us at The Revue since we first featured them as a hidden gem and the subsequent occasions […]

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Perlo – “Masters” (video premiere)

Perlo – “Masters” (video premiere)

Atmospheric and ethereal, with softly lilting harmonies as gentle as a spring breeze – this is the experience that awaits you on the new single from emerging Portland, Oregon-based dream-folk duo Perlo. The music world hasn’t heard voices this captivating in years, so Henri Bardot and Marie Hsaio seem destined to pick up the mantle of harmonic folk standard-bearers once […]

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Damien Jurado – “Visions of Us on the Land”

Damien Jurado – “Visions of Us on the Land”

Damien Jurado has always been out of sync with his musical peers. He witnessed the nascent grunge movement from its Seattle epicenter – but as a singer-songwriter, not an angsty, rebellious punk. When the local, indie-folk revolution produced the likes of Fleet Foxes (then Father John Misty as a solo act) and The Head and The Heart, he was already […]

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The Matinee March 22nd

The Matinee March 22nd

We’re going global for the The Matinee March 22nd edition. Six acts, six countries, and a diversity of genres. Let’s get to the music, shall we?   BERRIES – “Waiting” (London, England) Two months ago, newcomers BERRIES surprised us with their gritty, little rocker “Lights”, which reminded us of a young Sleater-Kinney. Just yesterday they released their second single, “Waiting”, […]

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hd hausmann – “wring the moisture from the surf”

hd hausmann – “wring the moisture from the surf”

For nearly a year, hd hausmann has teased indie music listeners. It started with the release of a demo of “An Island Without”, a stunning dream-folk song that was pleasant on the ears. It led to questions about who is hd hausmann – or is it who are hd hausmann? Were they the project of a single individual who gathered […]

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Widowspeak – “All Yours”

Widowspeak – “All Yours”

I remember when Molly Hamilton and Robert Earl Thomas arrived on the music scene some five years ago as Widowspeak, entering quietly into the mass foray with their fabulous self-titled debut. There was an easiness to which they created their dream-folk sound – or what they characterize as cowboy grunge, dream country, or earthtone pop. Whatever one wishes to call […]

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Hilang Child – “Endless String”

Hilang Child – “Endless String”

  The music industry is littered with remarkable voices. However, there are only a handful of people that be anointed as having truly angelic or mesmerizing voices. Neko Case and Jim James come immediately to mind. Ed Riman, too, will soon be mentioned in the same breath as these two living legends. Under the moniker Hilang Child, the London-based Riman has […]

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Kalle Mattson – “A Long Time Ago”

Kalle Mattson – “A Long Time Ago”

  Originally from Sault Ste. Marie and now based in Ottawa, singer-songwriter Kalle Mattson has established a reputation as one of Canada’s rising young stars. With his poignant songwriting and fine guitar skills, his indie-folk and folk-rock approach are reminiscent of another, underrated musician – Zachary Cale. Coming off a stellar 2014 that saw Kalle Mattson nominated for the Polaris […]

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French for Rabbits – “Hold Hands”

French for Rabbits – “Hold Hands”

  Earlier this year, we had featured New Zealand band French for Rabbits as a Hidden Gem, recognizing them for their brilliant and breathtaking dream-folk. Their most recent album, Spirits, was startling and gorgeous, and it immediately won us over. The band has returned with a single, “Hold Hands”, which will be released as part of a special compilation called Autumn […]

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Timberwolf – “Fallen Sun”

Timberwolf – “Fallen Sun”

  We’ve long celebrated the great music coming from Australia, in particular the roots, blues, and folk music. Another name for us to watch is Timberwolf, the project of Adelaide resident Christopher Panousakis. He’s set to release an EP, Flux, which he worked with Mark Meyers (formerly of The Middle East). The first single from the EP is the stellar dream-folk […]

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Boats – “Shallows”

Boats – “Shallows”

  We’ve long been impressed by the diverse music scene of Australia. Whether it’s rock, pop, roots, blues, electro-pop, synth-pop, or folk. The land Down Under is a music-making factory. The next up is Boats, the project of Melbourne-based Blake Paterson. His speciality is dream-folk akin to the great music of Sweden’s The Tallest Man on Earth and Wisconsin’s Bon […]

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Haux – “Homegrown”

Haux – “Homegrown”

“Homegown” is the new single from New York City-via-Boston group Haux, and it’s easily one of the best of the first three months of the year without a doubt. It’s cinematic, breathtaking, and ethereal. The harmonies and tones produced by the multi-talented Woodson Black and his partner Emily Brouwer are truly remarkable, especially the harrowing vocals that remind us of […]

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Self-Titled Debut EP by Kagu

Self-Titled Debut EP by Kagu

Back in 2012, Melbourne-based, dream-pop quintet Snakadaktal was on track to be the next big band from Australia. They had released a well-received, self-titled EP, and several singles were aired frequently on the awesome, country-wide, radio station Triple-J. The following year, they released their first full-length, the critically acclaimed Sleep in the Water, which debuted on the ARIA charts. However, […]

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Gengahr – “Haunter”

Gengahr – “Haunter”

“Haunter” from London-based quartet Gengahr is a smooth, dreamy track in the mode of Fleet Foxes…they will be at the SXSW festival next week and are gaining popularity and traction in a very short amount of time after their latest EP release She’s a Witch.  Also below is another dreamy track from the same titled EP release, “She’s a Witch”. “Haunter” can be […]

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Weekend Showcase: February 27th Playlist

Weekend Showcase: February 27th Playlist

The Weekend Showcase returns once again with new music from some artists you should get to know. The playlist is at the bottom, but if there’s a track that you want to repeatedly hear, click on the song title. If you like what you hear from an artist, click on their name. “The Game” by Orlando synth-pop duo, Priest (formerly […]

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Polar Bear & King – “Rosehip”

Polar Bear & King – “Rosehip”

“Rosehip” by Sweden’s Polar Bear & King is a dream-folk song that is quite mesmerizing. The single was released by Swedish digital label, 100 Songs, which only releases singles and many of them as brilliant as this tune. On this single, the Swedish duo mix the folk-pop of First Aid Kit with the lush, dream-pop that is coming out of […]

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Hello Heart – “Heart of Winter”

Hello Heart – “Heart of Winter”

“Heart of Winter” is the new single from Hello Heart, a young quartet from Owatonna, Minnesota who make dreamy indie-folk. The foursome have a great story. Formed originally by Gabe Hart and Nicholas Zimmerman in 2012 and then joined by Christian Walz and Christian Nelson, Zimmerman and his family moved to Africa, thus putting the project temporarily on hold. Zimmerman […]

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