Tag Archives: Folk


Freedom Fry is the musical alter ego of French songstress Marie Seyrat and American multi instrumentalist Bruce Driscoll, who together make pulsing sun-soaked indie pop you just want to play on repeat on a breezy summer afternoon. Their latest offering “The Wilder Mile”, released on August 5th, is just that kind of song…

Featuring Seyrat and Driscoll’s perfectly entwined vocals, this new song is a playful indie pop gem with an undeniable retro vibe. Since their last releases, the pair have built their own home studio and have written and recorded an album’s worth of new music which they intend to release track by track over the next few months. So keep an ear out for more!

More info on Freedom Fry’s official site or Facebook. Buy their music on 

MATT CORBY – RESOLUTION (Alt/Folk – Australia)

Matt Corby

Australian singer songwriter Matt Corby recently premiered his new song “Resolution” and to say this release is highly anticipated is an understatement! Written in a little dingy LA apartment earlier this year, this is yet another beautiful tune from the young dreamy-eyed artist, showcasing his powerful vocals and amazing songwriting talent.

With already four independent EPs under his belt, Matt Corby scored a major hit in 2011 with his stunning single “Brother” and 2012 saw his cover of The Black Keys “Lonely Boy” receive millions on views on YouTube.

“Resolution” is the first taste of Matt Corby’s forthcoming debut album, which should be released before the end of the year. For more info, check out his official site or Facebook. Buy the music on


Husband and wife duo Amarante, aka Jysi and Josh Hewitt, have been creating, recording and producing their music themselves in Fresno, CA, since 2011. Their new album Udana Prana opens the door to new musical directions, adding touches of folk and hints of acoustic pop to their subdued ambient sound.

Amarante - The Manic     

Backed by echoing guitars and understated drums, Josh and Jysi’s perfectly harmonised vocals create a warm and intimate ambiance, effortlessly drawing the listener deep into their lyrical world. Whether listening to the whole album or playing selected songs on repeat, the duo’s twinkling melodies, occasional flourishes of vocal splendor and utter sincerity are sure to delight even the most discerning

For more info, go to Amarante’s Facebook. Stream Udana Prana on SoundCloud or get your own copy on their Bandcamp.

THE FALLS – HOLLYWOOD (Folk/Indie – Australia)

Sydney-based folk duo The Falls are Simon and Melinda. They met a few years ago at Hotel Hollywood in Surry Hills, they fell in love, they wrote songs, they fought, they made up, they broke up, they wrote songs. Almost subconsciously, they documented their whole relationship in their songs: the love, the betrayal, the heartbreak…

The Falls - Home     

On their little tascam 4-track portastudio, they captured the fragility of their hearts, creating warm heartfelt songs that would later lead to the Hollywood EP. Recorded in late 2011 and produced by Tony Buchen (Old Man River, Andy Bull, WIM, Washington), The Falls’ debut EP is a well-rounded collection of tunes, equally influenced by Neil Young, Simon & Garfunkel and Fleetwood Mac.

If you like what you hear, follow The Falls on Facebook or check out their official site. Buy the music on


After a four-year break, Devendra Banhart is finally releasing his eighth studio album, Mala, via his new label home Nonesuch. The album is due out March 12 but the second single “Never Seen Such Good Things” is already streaming on SoundCloud.

Mala took shape in Los Angeles, where Banhart and longtime cohort Noah Georgeson produced the album together, playing most of the instruments themselves, using borrowed equipment and a vintage Tascam recorder they’d found in a pawn shop. “A lot of early hip-hop had been made on [the Tascam],” says Banhart. “And knowing my songs are not hip-hop whatsoever, we thought it would be interesting to see how these kinds of songs would sound on equipment that was used to record our favorite rap.”

Go to Devendra Banhart’s official site for more info and pre-order “Mala” now at Nonesuch. Buy other releases on