Posts Tagged folk-pop

new music: Friendly Fires; Molly Burch

Infectious beats and an uplifting song. The video stars British actor Jeremy Irvine (War Horse and Mama Mia). He dances through the streets of London’s Docklands. more info on Friendly Fires.


The soulful Molly Burch has an amazing vocal range. “Candy” is from her recently released album First Flower.
Songwriter and actress Nöel Wells (Master Of None / Saturday Night Live) directed the video.
Of the collaboration, Burch says; “I’ve been a huge fan of Noël’s for quite some time so it was a dream of mine for her to direct this video. It’s really inspiring to watch her work. Her mind is so fast and full of ideas constantly. The whole day was mostly female dominated, which is always my preference (shout out to my sister Samy Burch who cast all of the wonderful actors in the video!) It was a glorious experience collaborating and I feel she captured the song so well.”

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on tour: The Mowgli’s


upbeat, optimistic, peace and love folk-pop band The Mowgli’s hit the scene in 2013 with its debut album Waiting for the Dawn.Now the band will tour this fall in support of its sophomore album Kids In Love.

The Mowgli’s is:

Colin Louis Dieden [vocals, guitar]
Katie Jayne Earl [vocals, percussion]
Dave Appelbaum [keyboards]
Josh Hogan [guitar, vocals]
Matthew Di Panni [bass]
Spencer Trent [guitar, vocals]
Andy Warren [drums]

tour dates:

11/04 – Austin, TX – Emo’s*
11/06 – New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues*
11/07 – Dallas, TX – Untapped Festival
11/08 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live*
11/10 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall^
11/11 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House Of Blues*
11/12 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade*
11/13 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom*
11/14 – Newport, KY – Thompson House*
11/15 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom*
11/18 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza*
11/20 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts*
11/21 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club*
11/24 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Music Hall#
11/25 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues#
11/27 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave#
11/28 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater#
11/29 – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre#
12/01 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre#
12/02 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex*
12/04 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom#
12/05 – Seattle, WA – Pyramid Ale House**
12/08 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore#
12/10 – Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues#
12/11 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern#
12/12 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee Theatre#
12/13 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues#

* = w/ Lights and PHASES
** = w/ Lights
^ = w/ PHASES
# = w/ Lights and K. FLAY

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MUSIC: This is Alessi’s Ark

Who: 20-year-old British singer/songwriter Alessi Laurent-Marke

From: Manchester, UK

Notes from the Treehouse [2009]
Time Travel [Yep Roc, Sept 27]– song picks: “Maybe I Know,” “On the Plains,” “Time Travel”

Sound: folk pop. precious vocals and mesmerizing melodies.

PR: Sneak Attack Media

On Tour w/ Laura Marling

Sept. 24 Montreal, Canada @ Corona
Sept. 25 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Sept. 27 Washington, DC @ Sixth & I historic Synagogue
Sept. 28 New York, NY @ Webster Hall

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Laura Stevenson and the Cans: music review

Music runs deep in Laura Stevenson’s gene pool—her grandfather, pianist Harry Simeone composed “The Little Drummer Boy,” and “Do You See What I Hear?” while his wife and Stevenson’s grandmother Margaret McCravy sang with jazz band leader Benny Goodman. Stevenson started playing guitar and writing songs when she went off to college. She formed the group Laura Stevenson and the Cans with former members of Bomb the Music Industry! including drummer John DeDomenici, guitarist Jeff Rosenstock and trombonist Matt Keegan. She also brought in bassist/omnichordist Mike Campbell [Latterman] and accordion player Alex Billig [The Best Thing Ever]. The result is quirky folk-pop. Stevenson’s precious, deep and slightly raspy voice works well with the unusual instrumentation. “The Healthy Ones,” is a chipper song about an epidemic where the accordion provides an uncommon rhythm and Stevenson sweetly sings: “You will bury them all in the ground.” Horns give “Barnacles” an instinctively jazzy vibe. Some songs on Sit Resist are folk-pop and some like “Montauk Monster” edge toward Americana. The varied elements throughout Sit Resist will draw you in and you’ll hear nuances in the layers throughout every listen. It’s refreshing.

my picks:
“The Healthy Ones”
“Master of Art”
“Red Clay Roots”

Album: Sit Resist
Label: Don Giovanni Records
Release date: April 26, 2011
PR: Riot Act Media

Laura Stevenson and the Cans official website [free download available for limited time]

purchase at Amazon: Sit Resist

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