Describing the Indescribable: Sundry Rock Song Stock by Yves Jarvis

Prior to his 2019 album, The Same But By Different Means, Yves Jarvis was not used to having deadlines. It was only when he signed with ANTI- that he suddenly had stakeholders in his creative process. Not that they slowed him down; he didn’t compromise on anything and completed the project on his schedule. It stands out as a wonderful record on its own, and … Continue reading Describing the Indescribable: Sundry Rock Song Stock by Yves Jarvis

Best Songs of 2020: 4. Chloe Foy

Best Songs of 20204. Chloe Foy – “Song for D” It was a tough decision to include just one of the tracks from Callous Copper on this list, but “Song for D” gripped me too tightly to be forgotten. This voice and string ballad needs little else to convey its deep well of vulnerability. Chloe Foy | order Callous Copper EP | website | Facebook | … Continue reading Best Songs of 2020: 4. Chloe Foy

Best Videos of 2020: 1. Jess Williamson

sawdustandgin: There’s no mistaking that sound—the new Jess Williamson single was sent straight from heaven.  Best Videos of 20201. Jess Williamson – “Wind on Tin” My bisexual ass could not be torn away from this music video. Thank you, Jess Williamson, not only for Sorceress, an album of introspection, but also for the iconic video for “Wind on Tin,” partially filmed at my usual hiking … Continue reading Best Videos of 2020: 1. Jess Williamson

Best Videos of 2020: 4. Half Waif

sawdustandgin: Half Waif Guides Us Through the Seasons on New Single “In August” Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  During this quarantine, it will be difficult to keep track of time. In the short-term, it might also mean the inadvertent end to relationships that came with the routines we have now abandoned—I’ll personally miss my usual barista and the commuters I see every morning on the … Continue reading Best Videos of 2020: 4. Half Waif

Best Videos of 2020: 9. Niamh Regan

Best Videos of 20209. Niamh Regan – “What to Do” These pure and peaceful snapshots of life in two cities calm my soul. “What to Do” is comprised of vingettes from Kilrickle, Co Galway, Ireland and Hemet, California, both places where Niamh Regan calls home. Niamh Regan | order Hemet | website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Soundcloud | Bandcamp Continue reading Best Videos of 2020: 9. Niamh Regan

Scott Orr’s Worried Mind is a peaceful welcome for winter

sngalbums: Originally appeared on the 405.  The newest release on earnest Ontario label Other Songs is a fitting welcome for winter. I felt lucky to finally experience it myself when I left the desert to visit the midwest this past weekend. Snow fell for an hour in Minneapolis on my final day in the city; the neighborhood where I was staying was quiet save for … Continue reading Scott Orr’s Worried Mind is a peaceful welcome for winter

A Holy Saturday Evening with Joanna Newsom

sngshows: Two Saturdays ago I had what felt like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Joanna Newsom live in concert. I bought a ticket somewhat late but because I only needed one, I was assigned the first available seat—I was not prepared for exactly how perfect a seat it was.  The night of the show, I was conflicted. It was a friend’s birthday, and I wanted … Continue reading A Holy Saturday Evening with Joanna Newsom

Andy Shauf – “You Slipped Away”

Andy Shauf Reveals Cold-Hearted Single “You Slipped Away” Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  One of the last shows featured in Grimy Goods, before mass tour cancellations and venue closures, was Andy Shauf at the Fonda. The Canadian musician performed songs from his January album, The Neon Skyline, which feels like it came out a lifetime ago. Now he has returned with a new single taken … Continue reading Andy Shauf – “You Slipped Away”

Still Corners – “Crying”

Still Corners’ New Single “Crying” Will Soothe Your Sorrow Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. As one of the stalwart dream folk outfits of the blog heyday, Still Corners are still going strong. The band, primarily comprised of duo Tessa Murray and Greg Hughes, has just announced their fifth studio album, The Last Exit, along with some morsels to satiate fans until its release January 22 … Continue reading Still Corners – “Crying”