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A.A.Williams
A.A.Williams

A.A. Williams is an intriguing sounding songwriter who straddles both the metal and folk genres in her dark and evocative sound. Indeed she has been compared to Moonpix era Cat Power yet is shortly off on tour with Sisters of Mercy. What gives? I'm not sure but this is a re-press of her long sold out debut EP with several new songs added including a slow moving take on Dolly Parton's Jolene.  

Itasca
Spring

The fruits of geographical relocation are well-documented. Like Bowie and Iggy's move to Berlin, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Itasca found that the move to New Mexico yielded delicious fruits that eventually coalesced into the form of her new album 'Spring'. It's a testament to the revitalising powers of change and the profound impact that setting can have on the aesthetic sensibility. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Frank Turner
No Man's Land

Featuring a rotating cast of female musicians and a suite of songs about the stories of women across history, culture and music - and including his own mother - Frank Turner returns with an ambitious eighth studio album in No Man’s Land. Anyone accustomed to his recent podcast series ‘Tales From No Man’s Land’ will be familiar with the subject matters at hand. 

Elliott Smith
Elliott Smith

Confusingly perhaps, Elliott Smith was the second solo album by the esteemed songwriter following on from his debut Roman Candle. It was the first album where we perhaps collectively thought we were in the presence of greatness. Despite (or maybe because of) its lo-fi- back to basics sound it contains some of Smiths best compositions and paves the way for his all time classic Either/Or.   

Sean O'Hagan
Radum Calls, Radum Calls

The lead singer of The High Llamas and a regular member of Stereolab, Sean O’Hagan is one of these islands’ most formidable avant-pop musicians. But it’s been a whole 29 years between his two solo albums, with Radum Calls, Radum Calls appearing on Drag City. Full of intriguing collaborations and O’Hagan’s typically understated, sideways lyrics, it’s great to have him back! 
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  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Common Holly
When I say to you Black Lightning

When I Say To You Black Lightning, the second LP from Montreal singer-songwriter, is a charming set of indie-styled balladry. Tapping into the folksiness of Devendra Banhardt, Regina Spektor’s forthright attitude and Deerhunter’s murmuring ambient punk style, the one born Brigitte Naggar proves a beguiling and captivating central figure here. When I Say To You Black Lightning is out via Dalliance (Gia Margaret, Wilsen).
  • Vinyl LP (DR1005LPE)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only

  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Immigrant
Early Paintings (2015 - 2019)

Early Paintings is an extremely limited edition retrospective by Scottish singer/songwriter, Immigrant. It contains recordings made between 2015 and 2019. It contains tracks from 6 of his albums Wounded Healer, Christos Moon, The Empress, High Valley Home, Meadow Soul and Great Holker Lime. Each edition comes in a hand made box. Exclusive to Norman Records.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Fionn Regan
Cala

Irish singer-songwriter Fionn Regan unveils his sixth studio album, in a 13-year career that’s seen him nominated for Mercury, Choice and Shortlist awards as well as being sampled by Justin Vernon. Cala promises a concise yet celestial collection of ten songs that dwell on love, nature and the universe.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Alex Chilton
It Isn’t Always That Easy

One of the most iconic figures in alternative music history, Alex Chilton entered a Memphis studio in 1969 between the demise of the Box Tops and the beginnings of his legendary band Big Star to lay down a number of demos. Two intimate songs that never made it to the tracklisting of 2012’s posthumous compilation Free Again, the affecting ‘It Isn’t Always That Easy’ and the starry-eyed ‘If You Would Marry Me Baby’ are presented here on a beautiful 7” single. 
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  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Red House Painters
Down Colourful Hill

It was the best of times, way back when Mark Kozelek was not awful to his audience and offensive to journalists; back when there was a forlorn band called Red House Painters weaving devastating lyrics in and out of slowcore threnodies. Down Colorful Hill was the very first entry into the band's canon and sees Kozelek slowly wrangle with gorgeous guitar tones and talk about that first initial feeling that you're getting old. The band at their sparsest and sometimes their most uncompromisingly ugly.
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  • 4AD
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

The Red Krayola
Amor And Language

Experimental and psychedelic rock band, The Red Krayola were formed in Texas in 1966 by singer, guitarist and visual artist, Mayo Thompson. Their career has spanned five decades, always operating under the radar. Amor and Language was originally released in 1995 by Drag City during the band's most prolific period.
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  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Kikagaku Moyo
Forest Of Lost Children

Kikagaku Moyo improvise like they're falling through a black hole and can jam forever, and so Forest of Lost Children is just a snippet of their work together, a record that explores their meandering psych and folk workouts and picks out the best bits. This record buoys an Eastern influence and favours a frenetic clash of sounds over particular arrangements. They still sound tight, though.

Erin Durant
Islands

Erin Durant is an artist who knows the difference between power and volume. The Brooklyn-based pianist has her roots in New Orleans. Her piano led ballads have a certain swagger, imbued with the spirit of her home town. Her style also recalls For The Roses-era Joni Mitchell, Joanna Newsom and Regina Spektor. Islands was produced by Kyp Malone of TV On The Radio and features a guest performance from Kath Bloom.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Van Morrison
Moondance

It seems strange now to think that, when it first came out, Van Morrison’s 1968 LP Astral Weeks was a commercial failure. Licking his wounds, Van Morrison retreated to upstate New York (it’s always upstate New York, isn’t it) and wrote Moondance. The 1970 album would turn out to be his breakthrough, selling bucketloads and charming critics. And, of course, paving the way for all those sleeper sales of Astral Weeks. Now Moondance is reissued on wax by Rhino.
  • Vinyl LP (0603497852079)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Penny & Sparrow
Finch

Earnest young chaps Penny & Sparrow release their sixth LP Finch through Latvian label I Love You Records. These two have long had the vibe of Simon & Garfunkel for the post-Bon Iver generation, and they don’t mess with the formula much on Finch. Gentle acoustic guitar, tight harmonies and quivering falsettos are the order of the day here.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Bonnie Prince Billy
Master and Everyone

Master and Everyone was one of Will Oldham's most beautiful albums. It pared his particular brand of folk music back to basics and has a hushed, intimate feel that allows the listener to be able to peer into his deepest thoughts. It clocks in and just over half an hour but its delicate, pastoral songs are such a beautiful sigh that it hits harder than much of his more realised work. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Eiko Ishibashi
The Dream My Bones Dream

Eiko Ishibashi is a remarkable artist, somehow equally at home singing heartfelt, delicate lounge-jazz pop music and collaborating free-improv style with Darin Gray and, er, Merzbow. The Dream My Bones Dream is a songs record, though it is rich with details of instrumentation and texture. Jim O’Rourke fans should know that Eiko’s playing is all over his recent work, and he returned the favour by mixing this. On Drag City.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Love Foreverest
Love Foreverest

Love Foreverest is the new moniker, and title of the new album, of the one man blues band who usually records under the moniker, TB. The songs are, unusually for TB, recorded using just vocals and a child’s acoustic guitar. TB was inspired to write these songs following a trip to Alaska and they cover a wide range of subjects from tennis to paranoia. Clearly keen on identifying people by initials only, TB is helped out on vocals duties by CC, JC, WB and LS.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Lambchop
Is a Woman

This was the at-the-time-disappointing follow up to the splendid Nixon album where Lambchop eschewed the floaty country soul and made what seemed to be a samey set of piano-led torch songs. Yet time has a way of changing things and Is a Woman is now seen as something of a modern classic and is another oddball but pleasant diversion in a career that could be defined by the word idiosyncratic. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Native Harrow
Happier Now

Native Harrow is not, in fact, a native of Harrow. The one born Devin Tuel actually resides in Newburgh, a place about halfway between New York City and Albany. However, from the music of her third LP Happier Now you’d be forgiven for thinking that she actually spent her time on the other side of the U.S.A. in California - specifically in the folk hotbed that is the Laurel Canyon. Any of you who kick your heels waiting for new Joni Mitchell albums to come along should have your hunger sated by Happier Now.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Susan James
Sea Glass

Susan James’ sixth album, Sea Glass, is a glorious swirl of folk melodies and heart-swelling harmonies. It was originally released in 2015. She describes it as post-modern folk-rock. It was arranged with the help of High Llamas multi-instrumentalist, Sean O’Hagan. His influence on the arrangements - informed by Brian Wilson - is clear to see. O’Hagan compares James to ‘60s artists Judy Henske and Nancy Priddy.
  • Vinyl LP (SSLP1017)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Scott Walker
Scott

Out of the ashes of The Walker Brothers, came this, the debut album by one of the most singular and original talents to ever grace pop music. Featuring lush arrangemnts of songs by the likes of Jaques Brel and Tim Hardin, as well as three of Walker's own compositions, all touched by Scott's uniquely dark aura.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
Live at Twist & Shout 11.16.07

Record Store Day 2018 brings us a first-ever vinyl edition of Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit’s Live at Twist & Shout 11.16.07. This mini-LP originally came out in 2008, a time when Isbell had just split from the Drive-By Truckers and everyone was curious to see what his solo stuff would sound like. Turns out it wasn't all that different to his old band - this is melodious, stately and proud Americana.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Jonathan Wilson
Gentle Spirit


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  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Immigrant
Great Holker Lime

Great Holker Lime is the 20th album from Scottish singer-songwriter Immigrant. (i) The boxed edition is limited to ten and is exclusive to Norman Records. Each edition features a hand-painted front cover and handwritten, signed and numbered insert. (ii) Exclusive to Norman Records, each of these nine portrait editions comes in a handmade, individually painted cloth case, containing a hand-painted portrait and handwritten, signed insert.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Chris Gantry
Nashlantis

Check it out, someone found a new way to refer to Nashville in their album title: Nashlantis! Amazing. Nashlantis belongs to veteran country songwriter Chris Gantry, who here treats us to the benefit of his five decades of rich experience. He gets respect from the new guard too, with guest vocals from Edith Frost and big Bill Callahan on here. Out on Drag City.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Lillie Mae
Other Girls

Nashville singer/songwriter Lillie Mae caught the ears of a certain Jack White who produced her debut album, Forever and Then Some in 2017. Her new album, Other Girls, is produced by Dave Cobb. Cobb has worked with many country artists from Sturgill Simpson to Chris Stapleton, and won Grammys in the process. He has added a polish to Lillie Mae’s sound. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Bruce Springsteen
Springsteen on Broadway

Der-ner-ner derrrr ner-ner-ner, on Broooooadwaaaaay! Unfortunately this new collection from The Boss doesn’t feature a cover of the classic ‘60s paean to Manhattan, but Springsteen On Broadway makes up for it by featuring plenty of Bruce. Taped at his 2017-2018 run at NYC’s Walter Kerr Theatre, this collection is a masterful retrospective from a man ageing more gracefully than most. Springsteen chats and croons his way through some of his hits from down the years. Occasionally his wife Patti Scialfa turns up to accompany him.

Morning Myth
Glass Sky

Morning Myth are cosy folk-pop duo hailing from the south coast. They take their influences from Nick Drake, John Martyn and Joni Mitchell. Singer Aimee Herbert-Smith’s voice has been likened to all sorts of fabulous singers from Linda Perhacs to Cocteau Twins’ chanteuse Liz Fraser. Glass Sky is their debut album. Self-released.

Of Monsters and Men
Fever Dream

They became the first Icelandic band to reach one billion streams for their ubiquitous hit ‘Little Talks’ at the start of the decade - now, Icelandic group Of Monsters And Men deliver a third studio album. Produced once again with the help of Rich Costey, Fever Dream represents a subtle change of direction, if lead single ‘Alligator’ is anything to go by.

Jim James
Uniform Clarity

Only a few short months ago My Morning Jacket singer/guitarist Jim James dropped a record of fuzzy Americana entitled Uniform Distortion. Now he’s come through with an LP called Uniform Clarity. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the baker's dozen of tracks here are acoustic versions of those which made up the earlier album. They’re very nice songs and all.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Jordan Moser
Long Night

Jordan Moser is a new kid on the block, but you wouldn’t guess it from his assured country-folk debut, Long Night. Musically it recalls Guy Clark and John Prine, lyrically, there is a wit and irreverence that suggests he’s been at this for longer. Fellow Texas resident, Molly Burch guests. RIYL Bon Iver, Cass McCombs, Iron & Wine, Towns Van Zandt.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

C Joynes & The Furlong Bray
The Borametz Tree

'The Borametz Tree' is the latest work from guitar savant C Joynes who has previously released records on Leith Hill Recordings, The Great Pop Supplement, Bo'Weavil Recordings etc. He is joined by folky post-rockers Dead Rat Orchestra, appearing as The Furlong Bay alongside Cam Deas and Nick Jonah Davis -- with whom he released the 'Split Electric' LP, also on Manchester-based imprint Thread Recordings. Together they create sweeping pastoral epics, shimmering with C Joynes beautiful, signature post-American Primitive style strings - making for a record that is palpable and nuanced. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Weird Walk
Weird Walk Zine - Number One

Gotta keep up with the latest zines haven’t you? Weird Walk is a new zine with a great interest in magick, as well as in experimental music and, of course, in walking. Number One features a Justin Hopper interview, a feature on medieval graffiti, and something about ‘dungeon synth’. Pretty cool! 40 page zine.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Siskiyou
Not Somewhere

Siskiyou is essentially Colin Huebert who was once a member of Great Lake Swimmers. His latest album, Not Somewhere, has taken a while to put together. This was mainly due to him relocating across Canada from Vancouver to Toronto. He’d written and recorded skeletal versions of the songs in Vancouver. Once settled in Toronto he got together with cellist Rebecca Foon, Joseph Shabason and JP Carter (Destroyer) to add some magic dust. The music veers between The Velvet Underground, Elephant 6 collective and subdued folk. On Constellation.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Leonard Cohen
I'm Your Man

I’m Your Man is such an amazingly high quality Leonard Cohen album that fully six of its eight tracks are included on his greatest hits compilation. Cohen fully embraced synthesiser backing here, and the whole record simmers with dark glamour. Includes crucial Cohen cuts like ‘Ain’t No Cure For Love’, ‘Tower of Song’ and the title track. Vinyl reissue on Legacy.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Donovan
The Hurdy Gurdy Man

Donovan’s ‘Hurdy Gurdy Man’ is one of those songs that you had to be there for. While it was probably quite profound upon release in 1968, to modern ears Donovan’s glottal-stopped ‘hurdie-gurdies’ make a period piece of this beatific jangle. Good thing, then, that the LP holds up better than its title-track. Donovan had gone out with The Beatles on their famous trip to India, and there’s a transcendental flavour to Hurdy Gurdy Man’s 60’s pop-rock that is similar to what the Fab Four did when they returned from their jaunt.

Moon Bros.
The Easy Way Is Hard Enough

Moon Bros. is the music-making moniker of Matthew Schneider. Carpenter by day, guitar picker by night. As he does have a day job, he’s avoided lots of cliches such as who his music should be referencing or just showing off. The Easy Way Is Hard Enough is the work of a refreshingly unpretentious stringsmith, the kind of thing we might just need right now.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Mac DeMarco
2 Demos

Yes, 2 Demos. Not 2 Demos in the sense that there are only 2 Demos to listen to, but 2 Demos in the sense that the record provides demos for the Mac DeMarco release that was called 2. And hence: 2 Demos. Breezy-boy soft rocker Mac serves up the heyday versions of the tunes that comprised his beloved sophomore album. The real thing was dreamy and crystal-clear, but here's your chance to hear them a little more daydreamed, with a little less confidence, with a little more excitement. It's 2 Demos.
  • Vinyl LP (CTSP5LPC1)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Tunng
This Is Tunng...Magpie Bites and Other Cuts

7” single tracks, B-sides and other rarities from consistently under-rated ‘folktronica’ pioneers Tunng have finally been collected from throughout their career. 20 tracks of slanted indie-pop and synth-powered curios spanning from 2004 to 2018 are presented over four sides of vinyl or one CD. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (FTH346LP)
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  • Coloured vinyl
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  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

The Memory Band
After Night / Tangled Man

The Memory Band, perhaps unsurprisingly given their name, are a folk group who are interested in history. On After Night / Tangled Man the band draw on a number of 18th century English language ballads. They've also brought singer Nancy Wallace back into the fold, who has a long history with the band.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Roy Harper
Sophisticated Beggar

Sophisticated Beggar was the first album by Manchester-born folk-rock singer/songwriter, Roy Harper. It was originally released in 1966 and features folk legends Bert Jansch and John Renbourn and Strawbs guitarist, Paul Brett. Harper’s 50+ year career so far consists of 32 albums, so here’s your perfect starting point. LP on Science Friction.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Joanna Newsom
Divers

Indies of the world delight! A new record from the unique Joanna Newsom! Five years on from Have One On Me, Divers continues her life-long mission of creating immaculately arranged songs, each seemingly containing a universe. Divers is available from Drag City on diverse formats: double LP, CD, or cassette.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

She Drew The Gun
Memories Of Another Future

Memories Of Another Future is the debut album of She Drew The Gun, released last year and now released again in expanded form! This version adds three new tracks to the record, meaning you get more soulful pop and personal lyrics for your buck than ever before. Reissued by Skeleton Key Records on CD and on LP (which itself comes with a CD).
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

House and Land
Across The Field

House and Land are a folk duo comprising of Sally Ann Morgan (Black Twig Pickers) and Sarah Louise, whose solo album Nighttime Birds and Morning Stars impressed critics upon its release in early 2019. Across The Field is the duo’s second album and mixes traditional folk with psychedelic folk making for a refreshing take on folk music.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

FKA twigs
LP 1

Former Jessie J dancer releases her debut prosaicly titled album. Is it the future of r&b or a trendified Beyonce rip off? Mike will be along soon to tell you.   Preface Lights On Two Weeks Hours Pendulum Video Girl Numbers Closer Give Up Kicks
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Current 93
Thunder Perfect Mind


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  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Railroad Earth
The John Denver Letters

While rummaging through his stuff in preparation for an exhibition, associates of John Denver came across a bunch of unused lyrics in some old notebooks. New Jersey Americana/bluegrass group Railroad Earth set two of Denver’s ditties to music in the days before founding member Andy Goessling passed away back in 2018. These circumstances give extra poignancy to the two stately, heartfelt strums on The John Denver Letters.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Soft Hearted Scientists
Take Time To Wonder In A Whirling World

Some bug-eyed psych-folk from Wales here. Originally released in 2007, Soft Hearted Scientists’s Take Time To Wonder In A Whirling World gets a timely reissue by You Are The Cosmos. The recent rise of Richard Dawson may owe something to this album, though SHS’s brand of British folk is far more day-glo and bushy-tailed. Sort of sounds like an LP Oliver Postgate might have made if he was into that sort of thing.

Soft Hearted Scientists
Golden Omens

Welsh psychedelics Soft Hearted Scientists present their seventh album, a four-part, double-CD suite of all-engulfing sonic drift: plenty of hovering electronics buoy up the blissfully-blasted acoustic songcraft, and the results are authentically tripped-out. Golden Omens is released by a label called The Hip Replacement.

Joni Mitchell
The Hissing Of Summer Lawns

Mitchell’s seventh album got some sniffy reviews back in 1975, but is now recognised as a subtle and complex jazz-inflected masterpiece.The title track is as smooth and groovy as peak Steely Dan, while Crosby, Stills and Nash guest on the buoyant In France They Kiss On Main Street. However the biggest surprise is The Jungle Line, a viciously funny indictment of the art world set to a distorted loop of Burundi drumming and Moog synth that feels a decade ahead of its time. If you associate Mitchell with hippy festivals and large hireable vehicles, this will be a real eye- and ear-opener.
  • Vinyl LP (0081227986155)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Daniel O'Sullivan
Folly

Daniel O’Sullivan, often spotted in Grumbling Fur but also recently as part of This Is Not This Heat, presents his second solo album of songs. The songwriting is at the core of Folly, though there is still plenty of textural intrigue in here, don’t worry about that O’Sullivan fans. Birth and death, family and love are all here in this highly personal and accomplished record.

King Creosote
Kenny and Beth's Musakal Boat Rides

Kenny And Beth’s Musikal Boat Rides was the album where Domino Records got involved with King Creosote. The Scottish singer/songwriter and Fence Collective founder also known as Kenny Anderson, had been prolific on his own Fence label prior to this. It was originally released in 2003 and contains songs written over a number of years. Heavyweight vinyl LP on Domino.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Immigrant
High Valley Home

Scottish singer-songwriter Immigrant has been releasing albums since 2002, through Fence Records, Chaffinch Records, Brian Records, Oscarson and his own imprint Unmei. High Valley Home is his eighteenth album. Exclusive to Norman Records, the High Valley Home Special Edition showcases a series of photos taken throughout 2018, with each hand-folded card case sporting its own strictly one-off laminate photo cover. Presented in handmade gift bags, each edition is individually titled, numbered and signed, and comes complete with lyric sheets and handwritten insert. Limited to 30 editions.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Immigrant
The Empress

The Empress is the 16th album by Scottish singer-songwriter Immigrant. He has previously released albums through Fence Records, Chaffinch Records, Brian Records and Oscarson, and through his own imprint. The special editions of The Empress are being released exclusively through Norman Records prior to a standard release later in the year. The Bird Life Special Edition in a hand-stitched, hand-painted drawstring cloth case, limited to 20 editions. Each features original, hand-painted CD cover, seed sachet, feather, complete printed lyrics and handwritten, signed and numbered insert. The Wildlife Special Edition comes in a hand-painted, hand-stitched drawstring cloth case, and is limited to 20 editions. Each features its own animal, with individually designed, hand-painted CD cover and an additional enveloped, hand-painted image mounted on card. The wildlife edition comes complete with incense sticks, printed lyrics and handwritten, signed and numbered insert. The Marine Life Special Edition comes in a hand-painted, hand-stitched drawstring cloth case, and is strictly limited to 10 editions. Each features its own individually designed, hand-painted CD cover, pebble and shell, complete printed lyrics and handwritten, signed and numbered insert.
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  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Various
Hillbillies In Hell: Volume 9

Hillbillies in Hell Vol.9 gathers together some incredibly rare or just plain forgotten about singles by well-known country artists such as Ernest Tubb, Jim Reeves, Porter Wagoner and The Louvin Brothers. Maybe worth investing in just to hear what 'Please Don’t Go Topless, Mother' by Troy Hess sounds like.
  • Vinyl LP (IMAR119LP)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Hiss Golden Messenger
Lateness of Dancers

M.C. Taylor is the folkie who hides behind the Hiss Golden Messenger moniker. 'Lateness of Dancers' is second record in as many years, and he follows on from the dark and fractured tones of 'Haw' with a warmer, more welcoming vibe. It continues his pattern of recording his records wherever he damn well chooses, made in a small barn in his home-state. 'Lateness of Dancers' features a wide roster of collaborators, including vocal duets with the help of Mountain Man's Alexandra Sauser-Monnig. Tracks: Lucia Saturday's Song Mahogany Dread Day O Day (A Love So Free) Lateness of Dancers  I'm a Raven (Shake Children) Black Dog Wind (Rose of Roses) Southern Grammar Chapter & Verse (Ione's Song) Drum
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter
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  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Jeff Tweedy
Warm

Warm is the second solo album by Jeff Tweedy, but the first to be comprised entirely from new material. It follows on from last year’s Together At Last, which contained acoustic versions of songs from his bands Wilco, Golden Smog and Loose Fur. Here, he is ably assisted by his son, Spencer Tweedy, Wilco drummer, Glenn Kotche and Tom Schick. It was produced and recorded by Jeff Tweedy, which really makes it totally his album. LP and CD on dBpm Records.
  • Vinyl LP (0850001284011)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Micah P. Hinson
Micah P Hinson and the Nothing


  • Vinyl Double LP (TAL077LP)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Mark Mulcahy
The Gus

The Gus is the seventh solo album from singer/songwriter, Mark Mulcahy. The lyrics for the album are inspired by the writing of George Saunders. His short stories made Mulcahy sit up and take note, improving his lyric writing and abilities as a storyteller. In recent years Mulcahy has been touring with a reformed Miracle Legion - the band he started his career with in the early ‘80s - alongside his solo work.

Songs: Ohia
Travels in Constants

Under the Songs: Ohia moniker, Jason Molina released an untitled one song EP for a subscription series on Temporary Residence Records called Travels In Constants. The EP went under the radar, lost between the release of the albums Ghost Tropic and Didn’t It Rain. Now, released on vinyl as Travels In Constants EP, the 18-minute long title track featuring just Molina and an acoustic guitar, is paired with a another lost epic, Howler, which clocks in at 13 minutes.
  • Vinyl LP (TRR246LP)
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  • Limited edition
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  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Magnolia Electric Co
Fading Trails

I guess around the time of their second album Fading Trails we had no idea that there wouldn't be too many further Jason Molina and Magnolia Electric Co records to enjoy. The singer passed in 2013 leaving a sprawling back catalogue behind him under a shower of different names. This one further explores the rockier and more blues orientated sound the group began to explore but contains Molina's usual sad-eyed song craft and bewitching tenor voice. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Scott Walker
5 Classic Albums

An irresistible bundle deal from Universal here: a full brace of early Scott Walker albums! That’s Scott 1, Scott 2, Scott 3, Scott 4 and Til’ The Band Comes In (he really dropped the ball on naming that last one eh?). Genuinely classic 60’s pop from the remarkable Walker mark one. 5CD box-set available for a shockingly low price.

Vera Sola
Shades

An album from one of them there singer-songwriter types here. Vera Sola’s got a nifty Angel Olsen sort of thing going on on her debut LP Shades. The indie doo-wop of ‘Small Minds’, for instance, bears a strong similarity to Olsen’s much-loved ‘Never Be Mine’. All in all this is a perfectly well-wrought record.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Current 93
The Light Is Leaving Us All

David Tibet's never-ending Current 93 project continues to do its thing with The Light Is Leaving Us All, another foray into the deep web of psych folk that will most likely shake you to your very core. An interesting lineup characterises this one, including Nurse With Wound's Andrew Liles, renowned contemporary pianist Reinier van Houdt and folk songwriter Alasdair Roberts. Plus others, just in time for the Halloween season.

Current 93
Invocations Of Almost

The press release suggests Current 93 have dreamt their latest album, Invocations Of Almost, but I can assure you that it exists in the physical world too. The music here is made to accompany David Tibet’s art exhibition. In a typical Current 93-style move the CD version contains 59 minutes of music as Tibet turns 59 years old. The vinyl edition is slightly shorter in duration.

Jeff Buckley
You and I

The recordings on You and I are a remarkable find for Jeff Buckley fans: a clearly-recorded studio session of the great man, performing solo. Covers of The Smiths, Bob Dylan and Sly & The Family Stone are accompanied by previously-unheard spins on 2 originals. This is the first ever release of these intimate recordings. On Columbia / Legacy.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

S. Carey
Supermoon

Absorbing all the natural spirituality with S. Carey. Supermoon is the new EP from the Wisconsin based musician. This EP features some reworks of previously released tunes and a cover. It's full of his trade mark ethereal croon, accompanied by himself on piano with some other bits and bobs. If you are a breaded indie fan then this will not disappoint. Out on vinyl LP from Jagjaguwar.
  • Vinyl LP (JAG264LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Indies-only
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

J. William Parker
Shadowmen

J William Parker wrote and recorded the music we hear here on Shadowmen in his bedroom, honing every detail of the production personally. The Vietnamese folk player twines his guitar around original pieces as well as a version of Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Hear My Train A’Comin’, with super-atmospheric results. Vinyl release on Guruguru Brain
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Jade Bird
Something American

Vinyl edition of Jade Bird's 2017 debut EP, Something American. Together with a band formed of members of The B-52's, Mystery Jets, and St. Vincent, Bird digs into challenges of relationship. This Londoner has an uncanny ability to capture the yearning in Americana to express exactly what she needs.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Elizabeth Cotten
Freight Train And Other North Carolina Folk Songs And Tunes

Awww Elizabeth Cotton. The first time I heard Freight Train, seriously, I thought it was my grandma singing. She has the exact same tone and intonation as my grandma's voice. Made me weep I can tell you. Cotton was one of the few female performers of country blues and her hesitant, emotional style was a unique counterpoint to the grizzled guys around at the time. Freight Train has become an all time classic. You need this.   
  • Vinyl LP (FWLP03526)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Daniel Rossen
Deerslayer

Key Grizzly Bear member and master of many instruments Daniel Rossen treats us to a rare solo outing with Deerslayer. Carefully balanced arrangements dress the ever-gorgeous vocal, before a surprisingly rocky guitar takes the track somewhere bigger. On the B-side lies a cover of a Golden Suits song. Warp 12”.
  • Vinyl 12" (WAP420)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Tom Waits
Glitter and Doom Live

Here is a collection of highlights from Tom Waits’ 2008 extremely well-received tour Glitter And Doom, which seems to be the last time he gifted the world with a full tour. The live album is presented in two parts, with disc one the ‘straight’ (relatively speaking) live album and disc two made up of ‘Tom Tales’, e.g. strange spoken musings by the great mystery man. Essential part of the big Waits puzzle.
  • Vinyl Double LP (8714092705331)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Bruce Springsteen
Western Stars

You’re not The Boss of me, now! And you’re not so big! Except you are, because you’re Bruce Springsteen.* Western Stars finds bossman Brucie back from Broadway and turning in another set of paeans to The Common American. ‘Hitch Hikin’’, ‘Tucson Train’ and ‘Sleepy Joe’s Cafe’ are the sort of things he could have called his tracks at any point in his discography. Sounds like a Bruce Springsteen album, though a bit mellower and more wistful than some of his previous efforts. *On a side note - why do people call Springsteen ‘The Boss’ anyway? If he’s meant to be on the side of the working man, why does he consistently side with management? Surely it couldn’t be that dear Bruce licks boots? [editorial note: Bruce has said in the past he does not like the name because he dislikes bosses and I will not stand idly by while his good name is dragged through the dirt.]

Isasa
Insilio

Drawing on the American primitivists like John Fahey, as well as the guitar music tradition of his native Spain, Isasa has created the quieltely introspective Insilio. Where much classical guitar music is complicated and knotty, Isasa is not afraid to let notes sing out and breathe, creating his own distinct type of minimalism.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Various
Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973

This Light In The Attic compilation looks rather fantastic, historicising folk music from the tail-end of 1960s Japan. Cited as a period of growing political and cultural action amongst the country's younger demographic, Even A Tree Can Shed Tears arguably acts as a retrospective to music that was at its time unprecedented, with these artists seeking their own, particular sound through folk music.

Bob Dylan
Blonde On Blonde

Colombia are reissuing Legacy Editions of a whole brace of classic Bob Dylan albums, not that they seemed at risk of falling out of print. Blonde on Blonde was recorded in Nashville in 1966, and stretches to full-on double-album length. Includes favourites like ‘Just Like A Woman’ and ‘Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands’.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

The Tallest Man On Earth
I Love You. It's A Fever Dream.

Despite previously complaining about how uninspiring a tour can be for writing songs, The Tallest Man On Earth has lyrically taken on the tumbleweed lifestyle of continuous touring in his latest release, I Love You. It’s A Fever Dream. Expect more very obviously Bob Dylan-esque vocals and harmonica from the Swedish singer-songwriter on this, his fifth album.

Robert Forster
The Evangelist

Australia's top lip purser Robert Forster (in second place Helen Daniels) released this 2008 album on the back of the tragic passing of his Go Betweens partner in crime Grant McLennan and contains three songs written with the late songwriter. It's no eulogy to McLennan though  - just your usual Forster fayre of bright upbeat guitar pop alongside some low key weepies. Not to be missed.    
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Daughter Of Swords
Dawnbreaker

Break up albums have a habit of being mopey and sad. And that's okay! But these forget the other kind of break up. The kind that offers a fresh start and a new beginning. Daughter Of Swords' Dawnbreaker is just that. Optimistic, hopeful, and grounded. Alexandra Sauser-Monnig captures that hope, and the fear, with this collection of comforting indie-folk songs.

Francoise Hardy
Le Temps de l'amour

Listening to Françoise Hardy it's very easy to imagine a room full of chic Parisians in matching black turtlenecks gently dancing with cigarettes hanging out their mouths. Among those Parisians you would have been likely to see Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison and lots of other more well known admirers. On Le Chant du Monde.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Emily Fairlight
Mother of Gloom

Mother Of Gloom is the debut album Emily Fairlight. She follows a line of recent New Zealand singer/songwriters - Aldous Harding, Nadia Reid and Marlon Williams in making music that have their foundations in classic songwriting, but bring an original voice to the table. Emily Fairlight makes music that she describes as doom folk has been compared to PJ Harvey, Will Oldham, Cat Power, Calexico and Bridget St. John.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

AA Bondy
Enderness

‘Enderness’ is the first album from AA Bondy in eight years, a ten track LP on Fat Possum. It’s a record of largely stripped bare pop songs, the recording completed a day before his home was burnt down in a wildfire. He spent the time of recording alone, and the records simple and unaccompanied motifs speak to this solitude, but there’s a beauty to this private world.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Laura Veirs
Saltbreakers

Saltbreakers was Laura Veirs 6th album, originally released in 2007. It showcased a fuller sound than her previous work with full band arrangements and a fuller production but is still mesmerisingly beautiful. Veirs music always sounds like it was written next the sea on a cold winters day. How does she do it? I don't know. This is some of her finest work. Please re-enjoy.  
  • Vinyl LP (LPRMB015)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Doug Tuttle
Dream Road

Doug Tuttle was one half of the duo MMoss with his then girlfriend, Rachel Neveu. When their relationship, and band, broke up, he set off for Massachusetts where he’s been making solo albums ever since. Dream Road, his fourth album, is another collection of songs that recall classic ‘60s & ‘70s American pop and rock with more than a touch of country and psych.

Nev Cottee
River's Edge

Nev Cottee, formely of Noel Gallagher approved rockers, Proud Mary, is a well established solo artist these days. His fourth solo album, River’s Edge, finds him in a confident mood, taking musical inspiration from Neil Young, Tom Waits and Scott Walker along with the widescreen production values of Spiritualized and Ennio Morricone. The album also features The Verve’s Nick McCabe on guitar.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Laura Veirs
Carbon Glacier

Oh I loved this album when I was a much younger man than I am now. 2004 in fact. I'm sure it saw me through some bleak winter or other. This was Laura Veirs breakout record and was the point where her lush and swoon-some style of icy songs really took hold. You can literally smell the Pacific North West on this collection. First time on vinyl and a perfect record to get you through the next few months.  

Mariee Sioux
Grief in Exile

Mariee Sioux is an American other worldly folk singer/songwriter. Grief in Exile is her seventh album. It is her first release in seven years, following on from Bonnie & Mariee - a collaboration with Bonnie Prince Billy.  She is best known for her 2007 album Faces In The Rocks, which is somewhat of a cult classic. LP and CD on Night Bloom Records.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Richard Reed Parry
Quiet River of Dust Vol. 2

Richard Reed Parry is of course part of that colossus of a super-indie band Arcade Fire, but there has always been more to his musicianship than that. Quiet River of Dust Vol.2 is the second part of his newest solo work, which draws considerably on folk and composed music for a really rather rich song-suite. Out on Epitaph.

Lucinda Williams
Happy Woman Blues

Happy Woman Blues, originally released in 1980, was the second album by Lucinda Williams. It was, however, the first comprised entirely of original material. Williams’ mixes traditional and alternative folk, blues and country seamlessly to create her own sound, reflecting her southern roots. It is regarded as a classic, influential record.

Karen Dalton
1966

An archival gem from Karen Dalton here. The Greenwich Village affiliate was known to be more comfortable singing songs around a kitchen table than laying them down in a studio. What makes 1966 so special is that it captures Dalton in her element. The tracks here were taped one evening during a rehearsal at Dalton’s cabin in Colorado. Tackling originals and covers alongside her husband Richard Tucker, 1966 is made all the more powerful for the intimacy of its recording.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Jim Ghedi & Toby Hay
The Hawksworth Grove Sessions

For those of you who don't recognise a Leeds road sign when you see one, this album was recorded in Leeds, a mere 40 minutes bus ride along River Aire from Norman Towers. Jim Ghedi and Toby Hay are both virtuoso acoustic guitarists, who together push the limits of British folk musics. The Hawksworth Grove Sessions is utterly overwhelming when at full swing.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Calexico and Iron & Wine
Years to Burn

Alt-country heroes Calexico reunite with Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam a full 14 years after their 2005 EP In The Reins, this time for an entire eight-track studio album. Recorded in Nashville with esteemed producer Matt Ross-Spang in just five days, Years To Burn adds even more elements to their previously established musical compound. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Emma Ruth Rundle
On Dark Horses

Oh I do love an Emma Ruth Rundle mystery. This week's instalment sees our intrepid sleuth come out of a personal nadir by moving home, getting a new friend and making a new album with other friends. This is heart on sleeve stuff, uncomfortable realties put to music in dark duets that recall Johnny and June.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Tom Waits
Real Gone


  • Vinyl Double LP (8714092754810)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

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