Propulsive folk rhythms underscore breezy harmonies on Fossil Collective’s recently released debut album, Tell Where I Lie. This is music reminiscent of the good earth and crows’ feathers, campfires and wild foxes darting through bramble beneath the moon.
“On and On”
“Let It Go”
A folk musician from Portland, Oregon who sings spiritual hymns. If there were Christian hipsters, Mr. Garrels would be their paradigm. His voice is truly one of a kind.
Josh Garrels – Don’t Wait For Me
Josh Garrels – Blessed Is He
I had heard this guy’s name before, but never his music, until I stumbled upon his latest album (Maraqopa) last week. Reminds me a lot of José González and his group Junip. Gentle guitar music that improves the mood.
Damien Jurado – Nothing Is The News
Damien Jurado – Maraqopa
Horse Feathers, House with No Home
An earthy Portland folk duo on a wintry farm dusted with snow. A frozen feather voice sings Americana-kissed melodies.
Horse Feathers – Curs in the Weeds
Horse Feathers – Rude To Rile
I saw these guys on TV last night and downloaded their album today. They are led by José González, the Argentinean Swede with a lullaby voice and a soft touch on the guitar. He and his bandmates have crafted a sound that can best be described as bluesy folk with a beat. Every tune has a pulse. Put it on while you read in the rain.
Junip – Always
Junip – To The Grain