But the money—as always with Smith—wasn’t enough, whether for the drugs he loved or the films he loved to make with them. So Smith sought out a record label head by the name of Moses Asch to buy thousands of his records. Smith needed cash more than shellac; Asch demurred.
Kate Koenig is a singer/songwriter and journalist. They are self-described as being “A very hungry experimental-folk caterpillar that eats Fleet Foxes’ progressivism and Kate Bush’s iconoclasticism and Jeff Buckley’s zeal and Leonard Cohen’s disenchantment,” and is still eating while you read this bio. They are also a fierce advocate for
Folk artist and longtime XPN favorite Dom Flemons has new music to share. Due March 24th via Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, Traveling Wildfire is a collection of traditional and original folk songs. “The American Songster” is accompanied by producer and multi-instrumentalist Ted Hutt (Lucero), David Hidalgo on drums, Marc Orrell on
Well, this is an interesting turn.
For the newest Whitehorse effort, the Toronto-based husband-wife duo of Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland has switched gears from the hip volcanic mélange of ultracool vibes and harmonious folk, rock and pop that has been their musical trademark of the past.
Unlike their previous
The music business, for all intents and purposes, shuts down each year in mid-December and reawakens a week or so into the new year, with a few new releases hitting the record bins and streaming services on the first weekend in January.
So what are music journalists to do during