Tag: indie folk

First Impressions: Iron & Wine – “Archive Series Volume No. 1”

First Impressions: Iron & Wine – “Archive Series Volume No. 1”

Next Tuesday, Iron & Wine (aka Sam Beam) will release 16 tracks that were recorded in the late 90s and early 2000s when he was working in film production and teaching art school in Miami.  We have not heard anything new since the release of 2013’s Ghost On Ghost.  We listened to the new or should we say old album […]

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Sammy Brue – “I Don’t Want to Leave”

Sammy Brue – “I Don’t Want to Leave”

“I Don’t Want You to Leave” is the new single from 31-year old Sammy Brue (o.k., he’s only 13). Showing once again why he’s a singer-songwriter to watch in the mold of Justin Townes Earl and Whiskeytown-era Ryan Adams, Brue leaves an emotional mark on this track that is simultaneously sad and jubilant. We’ve enjoyed watching this young man grow […]

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Sarah MacDougall – “Grand Canyon”

Sarah MacDougall – “Grand Canyon”

Sarah MacDougall has quietly made her name for herself for her indie folk-pop. Born in Sweden and now residing in beautiful Whitehorse, Yukon, MacDougall has received accolades in the UK and has had songs played commercially in Europe. With the arrival of her third album on Tuesday, MacDougall will be seeking to translate her success overseas to her new homeland […]

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Gig Pick: The Jimmy Tri-Tone Band, Moonfruits, JBKD @ Georgetown Pub Feb 20

Gig Pick: The Jimmy Tri-Tone Band, Moonfruits, JBKD @ Georgetown Pub Feb 20

AllNew Live launches a brand new concert series called Folk It Friday at Georgetown Pub located at 1159 Bank Street. Live performances by The Jimmy Tri-Tone Band (9pm), Moonfruits (10pm) and JBKD (11pm). Cover is $5 or $4 for students. RSVP to the Facebook Event. Keep an eye out for us at the event as we may ask for your comments and feedback about […]

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Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear

Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear

Much has been written of Josh Tillman’s reinvention of himself under the moniker Father John Misty. The alter-ego Father John Misty is part performance artist, part satirist, part rock star, part comedian, part poet; and it all adds up to an absolutely amazing artist. On his second album, I Love You, Honeybear, under the Father John Misty name, Tillman strings together beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, and […]

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Letts – “Hold Fast”

Letts – “Hold Fast”

When you’re the lead guitarist for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, what do you do with your spare time when the band is taking a rest from non-stop touring? If you’re Christian Letts, you leave L.A. and head to the countryside of your native England to pour your emotions into sculpting, painting, and songwriting. You write enough songs to […]

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Band of Lovers, “The Coast”

Band of Lovers, “The Coast”

Most bands today come up with whacky names to make you curious. They’ll release album titles that are curiosities, riddles, or just simply nonsensical. Then you get two people like Sabina Beachdell and Dave Strumfeld who want to tell the world exactly who they are and what kind of music they write about. As Band of Lovers, the two will […]

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One-on-One with Blue Blue Satellite

One-on-One with Blue Blue Satellite

Come Together Boys, the newest single by indie artist Blue Blue Satellite is not only beautifully haunting, but very engaging both musically and lyrically. Come together boys! Join the battle boys! Horses saddled boys! Hear the battle noise! We’re defined by the way the way that we stand and we fall Compromise catches up to the best of us all Twist […]

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Hidden Gem: Sweden’s Brother North

Hidden Gem: Sweden’s Brother North

Scandinavian indie folk duo Brother North released their self-titled debut last April to great acclaim in their native Sweden, though they have been making music together for over a decade. Freyr Flodgren and Lucas Enquist, both in their early 20s, are childhood friends who formed the group in 2012. Featuring delicate acoustic guitar accentuated by cello and piano, the pair […]

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Photo Credit: Mauricio Ortiz

Gold & Marrow Talks New Name and Album (audio)

Gold & Marrow, formerly known as Shannon Rose and The Thorns, released their new album Forever in early fall. The ten-song album proposes a new departure for the band, with captivating melodies, luscious instrumentation and a new-found emotional strength in Rose’s voice. I met up with Rose and Steve Matylewicz on a sunny Sunday afternoon in late September to talk about their new name and record.   Check the […]

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Mundo Musique: First Aid Kit’s ‘Stay Gold’

Mundo Musique: First Aid Kit’s ‘Stay Gold’

First Aid Kit, the pair of sisters from Sweden, Johanna and Klara Söderberg released their second album, the stunning The Lion’s Roar in 2012 which was received quite well by critics and music fans alike, and was a pretty bug hit. They’re back this year with Stay Gold, which will be released tomorrow, June 6 in Europe, and next week in […]

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Mundo Musique: Dark Mean, “Samuel the Phoenix”

Mundo Musique: Dark Mean, “Samuel the Phoenix”

DARK MEAN For Those Who Like: Amos the Transparent, early Death Cab for Cutie, Stars, The Uglysuit Back in February, Dark Mean from Hamilton, Ontario, released a superb four-track EP with a great name, Samuel the Phoenix. Formed in 2012, the young trio has focused on writing melodic, dreamy indie pop-folk. Similar to early Death Cab for Cutie, lead singer […]

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Mundo Musique: The Head and the Heart Coming to the Bronson Centre – Thursday, March 27

Mundo Musique: The Head and the Heart Coming to the Bronson Centre – Thursday, March 27

 THE HEAD AND THE HEART For Those Who Like: Monsters and Men, The Lumineers, Old Crow Medicine Show For the past decade, the popularity of Americana and indie folk has exploded. With the likes of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and The Lumineers, mainstream radio stations are increasingly playing music that once was restricted to small bars and clubs […]

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Mundo Musique: GEMS and Blank Paper

Mundo Musique: GEMS and Blank Paper

Today’s feature focuses on two stylish, synth-dream-pop bands to keep an eye on in 2014.  Both dabble a bit on the darker side of the genre, but in a way that is accessible and atmospheric. GEMS Lindsay Pitts and Clifford John Usher form the duo GEMS, the Washington, D.C.-based band that has been receiving a lot of buzz among music […]

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Mundo Musique: Get to Know Two Rising Musicians – Chris Ayler and Jordan Velez

Mundo Musique: Get to Know Two Rising Musicians – Chris Ayler and Jordan Velez

If you have been following The Revue, one of the things that we are trying to do is promote the music of independent artists that are still trying to develop a following or young artists who are just getting started in the business. Today’s Mundo Musique is a special feature spotlighting two young, gifted, aspiring musicians who have focused on […]

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Mundo Musique: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and Joshua Baez

Mundo Musique: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and Joshua Baez

Back to our regularly scheduled programming, where we highlight some new music, some upcoming music, some maybe not-so-new-but-pretty-recent music, and music from Twitter followers. We’re going to try a different approach to start the year, highlighting one or two bands each day, which will allow us to talk about albums a bit more and promote more Twitter folks. Sharon Jones […]

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Mundo Musique: Mazzy Star, The Futurebirds, 2 from Twitter, and In Retrospect

Mundo Musique: Mazzy Star, The Futurebirds, 2 from Twitter, and In Retrospect

Today, I’m introducing a new part to Mundo Musique called “Twitter Love”, which will showcase musicians and bands found on Twitter!  Well, more accurately, those who found and shared their music with me on Twitter.  And who said writing only 140 characters was a bad thing?  Finally, I’m going to show the video of an artist that was featured here […]

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Conversation with Zachary Cale

Conversation with Zachary Cale

It’s a clear Wednesday evening in late September, and Zachary Cale and I are enjoying a few tacos and beers at Brooklyn, NY staple, Union Pool. For most of our long-hour conversation that touches on his childhood, his travels, and his latest album, Zach stares aimlessly at the sky, his mind recalling every detail and memory. From his early years […]

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Mundo Musique: Three Acts from New York – Wet, Metal Mountains, and Doug Keith

Mundo Musique: Three Acts from New York – Wet, Metal Mountains, and Doug Keith

I was recently in New York and got a chance to squeeze in some live music in between work and other stuff going on (I’m in New York – the city that never sleeps).   This week’s Mundo Musique, therefore, is dedicated to three acts that I saw in three nights with my friend Rich Moses. ******************* Wet As one of […]

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