Folk/Country

Emery Adeline to record limited edition vinyl only on 09.28

Nashville-based recording artist Emery Adeline will step into Brooklyn's Leesta Vall studio on September 28th to record live takes of songs from her latest album Killin' Time direct to vinyl. Leesta Vall specializes in lathe-cut live recordings, and Adeline's folk spirit fits well with the DIY nature of putting music like magic onto a disc in real time. Music lovers who want one of these limited edition live takes should pre-order before September 28th choosing the song they'd like recorded. No two recordings will be the same, so each disc will truly be one-of-a-kind, containing a live take of one of Adeline's songs from Killin' Time. It's folk music in its finest form: Flash-in-the-pan, intimate bursts of music that are never the same way twice. Listen to Adeline perform "Drink to You" live below, and pre-order your own live lathe-cut vinyl recording at Leesta Vall's website. - Will Sisskind

   

Record of the Month: Odetta Hartman - "Old Rockhounds Never Die"

The music of Odetta Hartman is fueled by creation, no matter the outcome, and Old Rockhounds Never Die is a wellspring of genuine freak-folk experimentation. Spiraling banjos and country pianos could turn into short, tuneful folk ballads, or they succinctly end as sweet vignettes that playfully tinker with sound. This sophomore album proves that the way Hartman deconstructed home-spun atmosphere on her debut was more than just a phase; it’s a fully integrated accent in her music that unravels throughout each song. Field recordings of oceans and trains are malleably crafted, intertwining with the more “authentic” sounds to instill a trans-generational voice to her songwriting. The shorter instrumentals on Rockhounds often feel like ideas that could be bud into their own unique genres, blending hip-hop and noise, almost flaunting the number of potential ideas each song hides. This playfulness doesn’t attempt to hide the raw sentiment of Hartman’s lyrics; sorrow and rage and sensuality feel quite genuine against this idiosyncratic backdrop. Old Rockhounds Never Die finds reverie when it digs its talons into sonic territories that bleed together, and each composition is a grove of ideas begging to be explored. –Tucker Pennington

   

Folk/Country

Time: 
18:30
Band name: 
Ami Yares
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
facebook.com/amiyaresmusic
Venue name: 
World Cafe Live
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Joe Kenkel's "FBP" is weird, earnest indie music at its finest

 Let's get real for just a second- "FBP" is a weird song. But don't let that deter you- this is definitely my favorite weird song of 2018. "FBP" stands for Football Poet- at least that's the main lyrical hook in the song. I'd like to ask singer-songwriter Joe Kenkel what exactly that means, seeing as football and poetry couldn't be more unrelated, but let's look to the lyrics for clues, shall we? "Breakin' my bones / singin' for you" gives some indication that perhaps there is a sense of beauty in football, or that there's something poetic about a tackle? Clearly all of this is part of a grand scheme to impress a lover, but for what reason... I'll let you decide. Kenkel even animated a trippy music video for the song, which you can watch here. Enough speculating on my part- this is weird, earnest indie rock at it's finest. -Geena Kloeppel

 

   

Tom Galloway's "Our Due Time" is an uptempo yet sentimental country song

If you like the heavy, plucked western electric guitar leitmotif that has reached even Lana Del Rey's recorded music, you're in the right place. Tom Galloway's new song "Our Due Time" off of his most recent record Cross Currents is of the darker strand of country music that inspired this curmudegon-esque tone and texture. Galloway's voice is warm and smooth, but the timbre is even lovelier when sung in harmony. There are some really cool, funky instrumental breakdowns in place of a vocal bridge, featuring piano, bass and a groovy synth solo, which are the hidden gems in the song. "Our Due Time" is tastefully sprinkled with these bits of ear candy, and the instrumental moments are just as important as the sections with vocals. Galloway clearly has his own take on country/bluegrass, and we're here for it. -Geena Kloeppel