[mp3] James Hoffman, "The Oregon Song"
Another solid release from the folk songwriters mine that is Other Songs Music Co, the label from Hamilton, Ontario. James Hoffman’s “The Union” is out next June 7th and it’s already available for pre-order on their Bandcamp. Listen/download to the whistle-blessed “The Oregon Song” below. Portland, you should be proud. James Hoffman, “The Oregon...
[free] Orion Rigel Dommisse, "Chickens"
Wait, wait! One of Bolachas’ most darling songwriters, Orion Rigel Dommisse, has just unexpectedly selfreleased a new album. It’s been a while (almost four years!) since Language of Stone put out her debut album, “What I Want From You Is Sweet”. The best thing about it (well, I haven’t listened to the whole thing yet…) is that it’s freely downloadable...
The Oxygen Ponies, "Exit Wounds"
Nice pop-folk-rock-whatever record. Fill it under “good music with guitars and horns”. Take a listen and buy digital below. Exit Wounds by The Oxygen Ponies “Megna’s battered voice and bruised psyche captures the desperation and dejection of modern day America. Yet tough times do make for great art. And Megna’s sparse arrangements (lots of space between the notes!)...
[vid] Linda Martini, "Mulher a Dias" (acoustic)
linda martini tons of HQ Portuguese artists’ videos
Mesita, "Here's To Nowhere"
Mesita, the one-man band from Littleton, Colorado which first releases were highly praised here back in the day, is back with a new record, “Here’s to Nowhere”. There are so many gems here. Really. Just take a listen and buy the limited edition selfreleased CD. Here’s To Nowhere by Mesita download facebook bandcamp website
[free] Anni Rossi - Heavy Meadow (Bonus Disc)
A pair of weeks after the release of Heavy Meadow, 3 Syllables Records was kind enough to put this bonus disc of material for free to everyone’s delight. Includes demos and cover versions from the Heavy Meadow sessions, including Aaliyah, Rihanna and Otis Redding songs. Download the bonus disc here. You can buy the CD and pre-order the vinyl version of Heavy Meadow here. Listen below!...
[vid] Yuni in Taxco, "Neutral Currents"
YUNI IN TAXCO - NEUTRAL CURRENTS from Yuni on Vimeo. listen & download to Sanpaku/buy a tape of their first EP below: Sanpaku by Yuni In Taxco Yuni in Taxco EP by Cakes and Tapes Records yuni
Branches, "Sonho Marítimo"
three new chill songs by the Portuguese Branches. watch the video above, listen/download three songs for free below. Sonho Marítimo by Branches
[free] Ruby Randall, "Until the Dust Settles" EP
As promised, here’s the full Ruby Randall debut EP, which is out today, courtesy of Other Songs Music Co. Four simple, yet beautiful folk songs for everyone to enjoy. Recorded in just one weekend in a home studio in Hamilton, Canada - Ruby Randall’s voice shines through the stripped-down production. Ruby’s vocals and guitar are accompanied by just a banjo, upright bass and her...
Rocketship Park, "Cakes and Cookies"
From the bunch of CDs the guys at Serious Business sent us some months ago, by bands we never had the pleasure of listening before on the other side of the pond, one stood up from the rest (if we exclude the ones by the amazing Benji Cossa, whose records we listened over and over). That record was Rocketship Park’s “Off and Away”. Rocketship Park is the brainchild of the...
[full streaming] Uaninauei, "Lume de Chão"
Uaninauei’s Lume de Chão was, undoubtedly, one of the best Portuguese rock albums of last year. Finally, the guys from Alentejo decided to let the whole world stream it for free. You can listen to it after the jump. Also, you should check Long Desert Cowboy, one of the many sideprojects of vocalist Daniel Catarino. You can also stream and download his latest effort, Symphony of the...
[mp3] Ruby Randall, "Elephant Skin"
Canadian singer-songwriter Ruby Randall will release her debut EP next Tuesday, 17th May on Other Songs Music Co. (home of the great Scott Orr). One of the banjo+upright bass-powered four tracks included on “Until the Dust Settles” is Elephant Skin. Get your folk fix now, streaming or downloading the song for free, clicking on the link below. We’ll post the EP next week!...
[mp3] Hella, "Untitled"
Hella are back - again as a Zach Hill-Spencer Seim duo, after their (still awesome) late-00s Mars Volta experience, There’s No 666 in Outer Space - and the machine’s ROLLING. New (yet untitled) album out July/August at Sargent House. Sounds like it’s gonna be fucking triumphant. Hella - Untitled (via Stereogum) myspace
Phantom Vibration, Kids EP (2011)
Phantom Vibration is a three-piece church-organ-core band from St. Paul, Minnesota in the vein of Beach House and influenced by classics like Nico. You can stream their debut EP, “Kids” below, and download them for free on their Bandcamp. The four songs in it take more time to build than they took to design the EP cover, so be patient with them! KIDS EP by Phantom Vibration
You Can't Win Charlie Brown, "Over the Sun/Under...
“Chromatic”, the debut LP from the Lisbon, Portugal indie rock band You Can’t Win, Charlie Brown, will be out on May 22nd on Pataca Discos. So great, awesome Fleet Foxes-ish feel. Listen to two tracks off the album below. I’ve been lost by YCWCB tumblr free streaming/download of their selftitled debut EP Pataca Discos oh, and fuck yeah, Portugal!
The Missing Season, "To the Fire" (My Little Cab...
A pretty engaging album right from the heart of the European Americana movement, the french My Little Cab Records. Stream it for free below; €5 gives you the MP3 (or FLAC). edit: pay what you want for the digital files! <a href=”http://themissingseason.bandcamp.com/album/to-the-fire” data-mce-href=”http://themissingseason.bandcamp.com/album/to-the-fire”>To The Fire...
[MP3] Little Owl, "Black on White"
Little Owl, “Black on White” First advance from Stories and Observations of Argus Madur, the just selfreleased EP from the Santa Barbara, CA folk-ish band Little Owl. facebook buy
Erica Buettner, "True Love and Water" (Cakes and...
Best folk release of the year so far. Proud to have her on Cakes and Tapes. There are only 40 cassettes left and they’ll probably will be gone after her May shows in Portugal. Be quick. This is a true gem. Stream it for free below. Erica Buettner’s facebook page Cakes and Tapes facebook page True Love and Water by Cakes and Tapes Records
The only unanimity among the members of duplodeck was their admiration for their compatriot singer-songwriter Jorge Ben. The press once called them the “Brazilian Stereolab” – rather narrow title for a band that also resonated Pixies, Comet Gain and Deerhoof, to name a few. Conceived in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, duplodeck existed from 2001 to 2005 – time in which they wrote a huge amount of...