folk

Stephanie Kong (Stephthelyricist) tells a story with “Her” [pop/folk]

July 21, 2014 By SoundCloud Music Reviews
in All Music Reviews, folk, Pop
Stephanie Kong’s music is the byproduct of very real issues. She’s suffered problems that damage teenagers and haunt them throughout adulthood. Before diving into an analysis of her music, I would like to give Stephanie some...
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Lazy Saturday Project brings a peaceful acoustic blend with “Oh Dear” [Acoustic Folk]

June 18, 2014 By hdesantis
in Acoustic, All Music Reviews, folk
Listening to Lazy Saturday Project’s new single “Oh Dear,” it’s hard to imagine that this group originated in Indonesia of all places. This song feels like it should be played at a rustic barn wedding somewhere in the...
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Alex Lynch’s “Thanks For Those Times” combines post-grunge and sensitive grumblings [Acoustic Folk]

June 18, 2014 By hdesantis
in Acoustic, All Music Reviews, folk
Alex Lynch’s new song “Thanks For Those Times” goes for a basic composition of just the acoustic guitar, harmonica, light percussion, and his voice. Although Lynch labels his project as indie rock and folk, his voice...
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Eric Frisch Gets Nostalgic with “Pretty Girls”

May 25, 2014 By hdesantis
in Acoustic, All Music Reviews, folk, Pop, Rock
Do you ever get in a music discussion only to hear that tired, old adage? You know, the one that says, “They just don’t make music like they used to.” This is a lazy conclusion because many people are chasing nostalgic...
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Keith Alan Mitchell – “The Feud”

May 14, 2014 By hdesantis
in Acoustic, All Music Reviews, folk, Rock
It’s hard to try your hand in folk rock without falling into the Neil Young trap. Granted, that isn’t an awful place to be. If you set out to make folk songs with even the slightest grit, chances are that a Neil Young...
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Blue and Bordeaux – Know Me Well

April 29, 2014 By SoundCloud Music Reviews
in All Music Reviews, folk, Rock
Folk music’s transformation over the last few years has now reached the stage where it’s bored with itself. A folk single is now a pop single; all of which seem to feature some choir inadvertantly yelling “Hey!”...
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Christina Rubino – “The Gateway”

April 24, 2014 By hdesantis
in All Music Reviews, Alternative, country, folk
It’s always the strongest voices that show us the most vulnerability. No matter what the song’s content is, vulnerability is the most relatable thing it can offer. Sometimes it feels like music doesn’t have room for that...
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Joel Havea – “Simple Things”

April 24, 2014 By hdesantis
in Acoustic, All Music Reviews, folk, Pop
Walking through the cold streets of Hamburg, An acoustic song of Joel Havea’s Australian homeland is the last thing you’d expect to hear. Havea recently relocated to Germany in hopes to warm up the land and show that you can...
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KETE BOWERS – GHOSTS

March 17, 2014 By SoundCloud Music Reviews
in All Music Reviews, blues, country, folk
A solitary acoustic guitar with mellow drums in the background isn’t bound to wow anyone with this much music history already recorded, but Liverpool artist Kete Bowers still manages to capture something grippingly plaintive in...
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