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Tunng
Songs You Make At Night

Rather like The Great Conjunction in The Dark Crystal, Tunng’s shifting personnel have aligned once again, for the first time in many years, just as they were at the outset.. I remember them back in 2007 as shaggy-haired, semi-electronic Brit-folksters, but something’s definitely happened in the intervening years. This one sounds more like catchy psychedelic electro-pop and dance. Fab.
  • Vinyl LP (FTH314LP)
  • Vinyl LP (FTH314LPURP)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
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  • CD (FTH314CD)

Harmony Rockets with Special Guest Peter Walker
Lachesis / Clotho / Atropos

Harmony Rockets, better known as Mercury Rev, of course renowned for their free-wheeling psychedelic rock. Joining forces on Lachesis / Clotho / Atropos with Peter Walker, known for his American-folk approach to ragas. The record also boasts appearances from Steve Shelley from Sonic Youth and Nels Clines from Wilco, so it's gonna be either a trip, pretty radical, or both.
  • Vinyl LP (TSQ5555)
  • CD (TSQ5548)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Kath Bloom & Loren Connors
Restless Faithful Desperate

Alternative folk duo Kath Bloom and Loren (MazzaCane) Conners had quite a prolific stint in the 80s. Now the kind folk at Chapter Music are reissuing their classic album Restless Faithful Desperate, filled with gentle acoustic folk. The duo's heartfelt songs have influenced a fair share of artists, including Sonic Youth, Bill Callahan, and Mark Kozelek, and not without reason.
  • Vinyl LP (CH155LP)
  • Vinyl LP (CH155LPC1)
  • Coloured vinyl

Johnny Cash
American II: Unchained


  • Vinyl LP (5346143)
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  • UMC
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Cat Power
Sun


  • Vinyl Double LP (OLE7731)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Cat Power
Jukebox


  • Vinyl LP (OLE7540)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Jeffrey & Jack Lewis
City & Eastern Songs


  • Vinyl LP (LPDG167)

Dawn Landes
Meet Me At The River

For her fifth album, Dawn Landes has decided to fully focus on the most countryish parts of her sound, by making a full-blown Nashville album. Therefore Meet Me At The River was recorded with Fred Foster as producer, has song titles like ‘Why They Name Whiskey After Men’, and a classic country style cover. Oh and it really sounds the part too. Out on Yep Roc.
  • Vinyl LP (LPYEP2639)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Alasdair Roberts
No Earthly Man


  • Vinyl LP (DC283)
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  • 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)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Waxahatchee
Great Thunder

Katie Crutchfield returns with a mini album of recordings she started whilst making her previous albums Cerulean Salt and Ivy Tripp. These were more experimental jams recorded with a collective called Great Thunder that is no longer active. Fascinated by the material Crutchfield took it into the studio and reworked it resulting in a stripped down collection closer to her folk and country roots than to her recent more pop/rock material. 
  • Vinyl LP (MRG651LP)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Daniel Bachman
Seven Pines


  • Vinyl LP (TSQ2769)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Eric Bachmann
No Recover

Former Archers Of Loaf/Crooked Fingers mastermind Eric Bachmann drops the third LP under his given name. No Recover isn’t a title that screams positivity, and despite the many gentle acoustic treatments and ringing vocal harmonies that crop up here the overall feeling of the album is bittersweet. It’s not exactly a sad record, but there’s certainly a lacing of melancholia to the tracks here. Imagine Fleet Foxes if they’d been through the ringer a few times.
  • Vinyl LP (MRG628LP)
  • Vinyl LP (MRG628LPC1)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • CD (MRG628CD)

Mike Cooper
Trout Steel

As well as his 'Places I Know' and 'The Machine Gun Co' finally being packaged together as a double LP, the wonderful Mike Cooper's 1970 opus 'Trout Steel' is also back on LP, a slightly countryish take on his singer-songwriter style with plenty of hard-attacked steel guitar wibble as well as glimmering passages of gently simmering avant-folk improvisation.
  • Vinyl LP (POB013LP)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

The Men They Couldn't Hang
Cock-A-Hoop

The Men They Couldn't Hang were actually named by Shane MacGowan and although their career was somewhat more under the radar than the Pogues there is a similarity in style as the band blitz through ballads, sea shanties, rock, roll and everything in between. This is their 10th album in an off and on 35 year career and shows the band as vital and energetic as ever before. 
  • Vinyl LP (VSRLP011)
  • CD (VSRCD011)

Carole King
Tapestry

Carole King not only made her most successful album with Tapestry but also curated her own greatest hits. The album was only her second solo album after a previous life as songwriter to hire but showed her on top of her game and contains a remarkable number of songs which have since become standards. 
  • Vinyl LP (88875170161)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Bob Dylan
Desire

Desire was Bob Dylan's second burst of return-to-form creativity in the mid 70's following  the earlier Blood on the Tracks. The record is further song story ruminations from the bard with lengthy, sprawling songs featuring some of the most controversial and personal lyrics of his career.   
  • Vinyl LP (88985455301)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Paul Simon
Graceland

Paul Simon's career was a bit in the doldrums before he collaborated with/stole ideas off (delete where appropriate) African musicians on what would be come his biggest selling record. The album is a marvellous blend of styles and re-invigorated the pint-sized songwriter. Also highly influential to bands like Animal Collective and Vampire Weekend.  
  • Vinyl LP (88985422401)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Bob Dylan
Blood On The Tracks

Definitely regarded as Bob Dylan’s greatest album of  the ‘70s and beyond and right up there with his ‘60 work, Blood On The Tracks is allegedly a masterwork of confessional songwriting. Bob Dylan, however, denies that the songs were about his life. Whatever, it’s a great album and would look lovely nestled in with all your other LPs. LP on Columbia.
  • Vinyl LP (88697159481)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Joni Mitchell
Court and Spark

Originally released in 1974, Court and Spark by Joni Mitchell showed the singer/songwriter expanding her artistic palette yet again with jazz influences finding their way into her already augmented folk sound. It features a whole bunch of guest performers including Crosby & NAsh, Jose Feliciano and Cheech & Chong. Contains the tracks Help Me and Free Man In Paris. LP on Reprise.
  • Vinyl LP (0081227986186)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

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

Joni Mitchell
Ladies Of The Canyon

Ladies Of The Canyon was the third album by Joni Mitchell, originally released in 1970. The album is more artistically expansive than her previous albums, giving a glimpse of what she’d later become on albums such as Blue and  The Hissing Of Summer Lawns. It is notable for containing two of her most popular songs: Big Yellow Taxi and Woodstock. LP on Reprise.
  • Vinyl LP (0075992745017)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Maki Asakawa
Maki Asakawa

Maki Asakawa was essentially a jazz and blues singer - but with a difference: Imagine Nina Simone, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday with a bit of Nico, experimental big band and psychedelic sitar wig-outs. This eponymous compilation gathers together the best of her ‘70s output. An intriguing collection.
  • Vinyl Double LP (HJRLP111)

Magnolia Electric Co
Fading Trails


  • Vinyl LP (SC120LP)
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  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood
With Animals

Mark Lanegan - former Screaming Tree, part-time Queen of the Stone Age - teams up with his old chum Duke Garwood for their second LP in a half-decade (though they’ve worked on some stuff together in between). Lanegan’s vocal performance on With Animals is rote at this point - if you’ve liked his rich baritone in the past (and most people have) then you’ll like it here too - but the music is some of the most interesting he’s been involved with in a while. Full of smoky organs and gently pattering electronic drums, this record is reminiscent of when Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds did a stylistic 180 on Push The Sky Away.
  • Vinyl LP (HVNLP151)
  • CD (HVNLP151CD)

Iron & Wine
Weed Garden

Sam Beam & co return as Iron & Wine to follow up their Grammy-nominated LP released in early 2018, 'Beast Epic'. Weed Garden is a collection of songs to complement the aforementioned record; its writing has been an evolving process the past three years. The six-song album was a smaller but significant part of the process, all unfinished at the time; includes the fan favourite 'Waves of Galveston'.
  • Vinyl LP (SP1255)
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  • CD (SPCD1255)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan is Bob Dylan’s first ever album, released way back in 1962 when no-one knew who this cat was (imagine that?!?). The tracklisting is mostly made up of traditional folk songs, with just two originals, meaning that you can really hear Dylan emerging from the folk tradition that made him. Vinyl reissue from Columbia.
  • Vinyl LP (88985455271)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Jack Rose
Luck In The Valley


  • Vinyl LP (THRILL229LPX)
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  • CD (THRILL229CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Juanita Stein
Until The Lights Fade

Until The Lights Fade is the sophomore long-player from Howling Bells and former Waikiki vocalist and guitarist, Juanita Stein. Musically the album stays true to her 2017 solo debut, America, whilst lyrically its subjects and musings are closer to Stein, both geographically and emotionally. LP and CD on Nude.
  • Vinyl LP (NUDE25LP)
  • CD (NUDE25CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Various
Birth/Work/Death: Work, Money and Status in Country Music (1950-1970)

Birth/Work/Death: Work, Money And Status In Country Music 1950-1970 over 18 rare tracks,  mostly originally pressed and distributed in handfuls, tell tales of toil, hardship and occasionally joy, from the darkness of mining, the depressing notion of factory work to travelling along sun-scorched highways. Vinyl LP, limited to 500 copies with liner notes by Alvin Lucia.
  • Vinyl LP (IMAR115LP)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Neil Young
Hawks & Doves

No, Hawks & Doves is nothing to do with Cheshire rockers Doves. How could it be, given that, as it was first released in 1980, the members of Doves would have all still have been at primary school? Bet you wish you’d thought that through before opening your mouth and embarrassing yourself… Anyway, this an album by Neil Young, so there’s all that that entails. Nice songs etc.
  • Vinyl LP (0075990229717)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Neil Young
This Note's For You

I know that this is an unfashionable opinion, but this particular Norman Records™ description writer thinks that Neil Young did his best work in the 1980’s. Albums like Trans and Everybody’s Rockin’ are either some of the all-time great musical shitposts, visionary records that simultaneously trailblaze and satirise the retro-maniacal curve of the decade, or both. 1988’s This Note’s For You manages to yoke together Young’s contemporaneous archness with some of his best mid-period songcraft. There’s also plenty of anti-corporate fire here - possibly something to do with the fact that his old label Geffen had just sued him for, in essence, not being Neil Young-y enough.
  • Vinyl LP (0075992571913)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

John Grant
Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

Following collaborations with the likes of Sinead O’Connor, Goldfrapp and Elton John, as well as sell-out European show and a recent US tour with the Pixies, ‘Grey Tickles, Black Pressure’ is Brit award winner John Grant’s third album release. The tone of the record is heavy with Grant’s dark humour and features an eclectic mix of ecstatic electro-pop, rich, cinematic ballads and desolate synthscapes.
  • Vinyl Double LP (BELLA505V)
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  • CD (BELLA505CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Courtney Barnett
City Looks Pretty / Sunday Roast


  • Vinyl 12" (MA0124)
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  • Limited edition

Kathryn Joseph
From When I Wake The Want Is

Kathryn Joseph's debut Bones You Have Thrown Me and Blood I've Spilled was a bit of a sad corker winning all kinds of Scottish awards. This is her second record and first for Mogwai's Rock Action imprint. Expect windswept bleak confessionals with a warm heart and quivering delivery that soothe rather than haunt. 
  • Vinyl LP (ROCKACT114LP)
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  • CD (ROCKACT114CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Me and My Kites
Like A Dream Back Then


  • Vinyl LP (PORCE004)

Me and My Kites
Is it Real or is it Made?

Second album from Me and My Kites, a flighty collection of songs that breeze past the listener so laden with summer that you could catch hayfever. Is It Real Or Is It Made? was recorded in Norway, and there is, from time to time, an audibly Scandinavian touch to the vocals. LP released by Porcelain Records.
  • Vinyl LP (PORCE005LP)

Neil & Liam Finn
Lightsleeper

Nice family get together here as new Fleetwood Mac guy Neil Finn (Crowded House etc) teams up with son Liam Finn. Mum is on here as well as is Liam's brother Elroy and weird uncles Connan Mockasin and Mick Fleetwood also put in appearances.  No sign of Tim Finn but there's still more than enough family talent here. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (LRNFLF0017LP)
  • CD (LRNFLF0017CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

The Devil Makes Three
Chains Are Broken

The Devil Makes Three - a name which could be a Marilyn Manson reference, but given the style of music they make we’ll wager it’s got more to do with Emmylou Harris - release their first full-length of original material for five years. Chains Are Broken is way more polished than a lot of Americana LPs, and this allows the group’s full-throated anthems like ‘Paint My Face’ and ‘Bad Idea’ to ring loud and true.
  • Vinyl LP (NW5256)
  • Vinyl LP (NW5264)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • CD (NW6425)

Glenn Jones
The Giant Who Ate Himself And Other New Works For 6 & 12 String Guitar

With a title I could well imagine existing as a cautionary yet inspiring tale for young children, possibly animated by Studio Ghibli (disclaimer: before we're sued, it wasn't) The Giant Who Ate Himself - And Other New Works For 6 & 12 String Guitar is a beautifully crafted recording by Glenn Jones. It's something to do with the big frog with a little guitar on the front cover. Melodies are spun into fine gold thread in Glenn's expert hands, the master of American Primitive guitar that he is. LP in black or 'frog green' virgin vinyl editions, in heavy stock jacket with sleeve notes, tuning details and download card. CD version in four-panel, LP style gatefold. On Thrill Jockey.
  • Vinyl LP (THRILL468LP)
  • Vinyl LP (THRILL468LPX)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • CD (THRILL468CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Charlene Soraia
Where's My Tribe

Music just like they (apparently) used to make it. Charlene Soraia recorded Where’s My Tribe at home in her flat, using just voice and guitar and generally using just the first take. Consequently these are songs with a great feeling of intimacy and directness, although they also sound impressively accomplished for such a genesis. Released by Peacefrog.
  • Vinyl LP (PFG186)
  • CD (PFG186CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Sorrow
Under The Yew Possessed

Night School have snapped up the re-release rights to Sorrow’s 1993 LP Under The Yew Possessed. A neo-folk outfit centred around husband and wife duo Rose McDowall and Robert Lee, the band serve up some nice ethereal jangles here atop which McDowall coos in a tranquil manner. It’s like a more cerebral version of what PJ Harvey was doing at the time. Comes on a gold-coloured vinyl if you're into that sort of thing.
  • Vinyl LP (LSSN061)
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  • Limited edition
  • CD (LSSN061CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Anna von Hausswolff
Ceremony


  • Vinyl LP (SLANG50053LP)

Giant Sand
Returns To Valley Of Rain

Giant Sand’s debut album,Valley Of Rain was originally released in 1985, although it was recorded some two years earlier. The band had started to play the songs on tour again, which made them think re-recording the album would be a good idea. They got the original line-up back together, augmented by two newer members and some proper equipment. 
  • Vinyl LP (FIRELP534X)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Vinyl LP (FIRELP534)
  • CD (FIRECD534)

F.J. McMahon
Spirit Of The Golden Juice


  • Vinyl LP (ARC0461)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Ed Harcourt
Time of Dust

Since the mid-2000s, with hindsight, a relatively prolific period, Ed Harcourt’s albums have been a little while in coming. Time Of Dust is his new mini album and follows on from 2013’s piano and vocal triumph, Back To The Woods. Time Of Dust is somewhat darker than previous recordings. Harcourt has been working more as a songwriter for hire rather than a solo artist, Ren Harvieu’s Love is a Melody was written By Harcourt and features here as Love is a Minor Key. Time Of Dust is available on vinyl LP.
  • Vinyl LP (CCCLX0003LP)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Papa M
Whatever Mortal

Papa M’s 2001 Drag City LP Whatever, Mortal is one of the great overlooked gems of turn-of-the-Century popular music. Taking the reins from artists like Bonnie Prince Billy and Low, the sophomore full-length from Papa M (real name David Pajo - he of Slint fame) is a record of brooding folk and country plagued by dark visions. It is deeply beautiful.
  • Vinyl Double LP (DC194)

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear
The Radio Winners

A mother-and-son duo here, which isn’t something you see every day. Mama Bear - the mum of the duo, if that wasn’t obvious enough - strums a nice guitar while her handsome son Madisen Ward intones in a manner similar to Ray LaMontagne and Iron & Wine. New EP The Radio Winners is embellished with strings and drums and various other Baroque niceties. There’s a lot of whistling on it, but you can skip those bits. The rest is pretty good.
  • Vinyl 12" (GLS023401)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Elisa Ambrogio
The Immoralist

Elisa Ambrogio is a principle member of the most uncaring noise rock band of all time, Magik Markers -- who released the joyfully abstract and feedback-taunting 'I Trust My Guitar, Etc.' -- and also makes an awful mess in her own right. 'The Immortalist' actually relents a little bit, offering pop structure to the razor-sharp tones of Magik Markers. This is Ambrogio at her most linear, as if she were an honest-to-god songwriter and storyteller, rather than just a gruesome noisemaker. 
  • Vinyl LP (DC568)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Jess Sah Bi & Peter One
Our Garden Needs Its Flowers

An altogether calmer release than we’ve come to expect from Awesome Tapes From Africa here. Jess Sah Bi & Peter One were a duo famous throughout West Africa in the 1980s. Combining the songwriting techniques of their native Ivory Coast with American and British folk styles, they hit upon a great formula for 1985 LP Our Garden Needs Its Flowers. This reissue sees the audio quality restored in order to let these beautiful melodies ring clear as day.
  • Vinyl LP (ATFA033LP)
  • CD (ATFA033CD)

Conner Youngblood
Cheyenne

After turning some heads with 2016 EP The Generation of Lift, Texan singer-songwriter Conner Youngblood comes through with his debut LP on Counter Records. Cheyenne shares a few tracks with TGoL, and the Bon Iver-meets-Sufjan Stevens vibe of that release is also carried over to this full-length. It's very nice stuff. If the video for highlight ‘The Birds of Finland’ is anything to go by, Youngblood is also an indie heartthrob in waiting.
  • Vinyl LP (COUNT147)
  • CD (COUNTCD147)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Great Lake Swimmers
The Waves, The Wake

2018 is the year in which Great Lake Swimmers will get to their fifteenth birthday, and what better way to celebrate than with a new album? The group forbade the use of any acoustic guitar on The Waves, The Wake - a bold move for such a folksy outfit - and as such have come up with a collection of very pleasant chamber pop. Woodwind and strings give songs like ‘The Talking Wind’ a Baroque flavour akin to Sufjan Stevens and some of David Byrne’s Grown Backwards.
  • Vinyl LP (0067003114813)
  • CD (0067003114820)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Elephant Micah
Where In Our Woods

Southern Indiana singer-songwriter Elephant Micah aka Joseph O’Connell releases his 15th album on LP and CD via Western Vinyl. It’s a typically assured effort from the Americana veteran, utilising minimal instrumentation and O’Connell’s smoothly engaging voice to deliver a compelling form of countrified magic realism. Backing vocals are provided by none other than Will Oldham, which is a recommendation in itself, surely? Of course it is.
  • Vinyl LP (WEST124LP)
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  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Phosphorescent
Live At The Music Hall

Taking inspiration from Bob Dylan’s Hard Rain, Matthew Houck decided for the live Phosphorescent album, rather than churn out a "greatest hits live" collection that he would show the songs in a new light, demonstrating how his songs have an amorphous quality,and how they have been able to develop since their original recorded versions. The song selection spans the 10 year career of Phosphorescent and includes songs from all four albums. Live At The Music Hall is available on triple vinyl LP and double CD.
  • Vinyl Triple LP (DOC093LP)

Various
Paradise: The Sound Of Ivor Raymonde

Not many people are in the position to release records by their dad but head Bella Union honcho Simon Raymonde had a most unusual childhood. From seeing Scott Walker in his back garden to watching dad on 'Hancock's Half Hour' the boy didn't realise at the time the range and influence of his dad. But now he does and here is a lovingly compiled compilation of dad's best bits from hits with Dusty Springfield and the Walker Brothers to obscurities, unearthed gems and everything in between.   
  • Vinyl Double LP (BELLA714V)
  • CD (BELLA714CD)

Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop
Love Letter For Fire

Love Letter For Fire by Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop is an eclectic collection of unique folk and pop. Beam brings the wit and melancholic guitar of his Iron & Wine project, whilst Hoop contributes her experimental songwriting. The male-female harmonies are beautiful and an all-star band, including Wilco’s Glenn Kotche, flesh out these delicate folk-rock ditties.
  • Vinyl LP (SP1165)
  • CD (SPCD1165)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Mark Lanegan
Scraps At Midnight


  • Vinyl LP (SP419)
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  • CD (SPCD419)

Mark Lanegan
I'll Take Care of You


  • Vinyl LP (SP445)
  • CD (SPCD445)

Low
The Invisible Way


  • Vinyl LP (SP1030)
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  • CD (SPCD1030)
  • Artist(s):
  • Low

Jesca Hoop
Memories Are Now

Fresh from an Iron & Wine collab and stepping out for a debut album on Subpop, Jesca Hoop’s idiosyncratic brand of singer-songwriterism befits the leftfield turn the label has taken recently. Calling to mind at once the torch-songs of Angel Olsen and the low-key experimental turns of Glasser and Fiona Apple, Hoop’s confidence even in her quieter moments is a real winner on songs like ‘The Lost Sky’ and the eponymous title track.
  • Vinyl LP (SP1175)
  • CD (SPCD1175)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Iron and Wine
Beast Epic

Ol’ big beard Sam Beam is back with a record that he says harks back to his earlier works such as ‘The Creek Drank the Cradle’. This brings Beam’s work a full circle as he seems to be rediscovering the simplicity that made those records such hushed delights. This his his 5th album and contains the type of songs that Beam hinself admits he does best. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (SPDX1170)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Vinyl LP (SP1170)
  • CD (SPCD1170)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Death Vessel
Island Intervals


  • CD (SPCD866)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Mikaela Davis
Delivery

After self-releasing for a few years, New York harpist/pianist/singer/songwriter/general talent Mikaela Davis has been snapped up by Rounder Records. Delivery, her first LP for the esteemed Massachusetts imprint, is a collection that balances influences from AM rock, 80s pop and a little smidgen of folk. Remember that Tobias Jesso Jr. guy from a few years ago? Davis could be his sister.
  • Vinyl LP (7204500)
  • CD (7204499)

Various
The Self Preservation Society

Throwback artisans ECC Records have spent three years curating this compilation. They’ve taken standards from The Best Era For Music - ‘Sunshine Of Your Love’, ‘White Rabbit’, ‘Kashmir’ and so forth - and got a load of young pretenders to ‘update them’, so to speak. The result is thirty-four tracks that’ll please your uncle. Comes in a nice triple-gatefold package.
  • Vinyl Triple LP (ECC100012)

Fotheringay
Fotheringay

Fotheringay were the band that Sandy Denny formed with husband, Trevor Lucas following her stint with folk-rock trailblazers Fairport Convention. The band, for their 1970 eponymous debut, featured Jerry Donahue on guitar. The album features 4 Sandy Denny-penned songs along with versions of songs by Bob Dylan and Gordon Lightfoot. That sleeve though?!
  • Vinyl LP (CAROLR98)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Bert Jansch
L.A. Turnaround

As a glance at the album title might lead you to guess, L.A. Turnaround was one of the albums that grew out of the time that Scottish folk troubadour Bert Jansch spent in America, adding a certain twist to Jansch’s formerly rather traditional sound. This reissue presents the original 1974 album along with a bonus brace of four additional tracks. CD and LP edition by Earth Recordings.
  • Vinyl LP (EARTHLP026)
  • CD (EARTHCD026)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

MayMay
Mountains Hills Plateaus and Plains


  • Vinyl LP (oscarson no 09)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Andrew Combs
5 Covers & A Song

This new EP from Nashville singer-songwriter Andrew Combs does what it says on the tin. 5 Covers - of tracks by The Strokes, Radiohead, Lucinda Williams and more - pave the way for an original to close the record out. Stylistically the music is a nice blend of Brian Ferry and Swordfishtrombones-era Tom Waits.
  • Vinyl 10" (NW4129)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Yawning Chasm
Songs from Blue House

Yawning Chasm claim that they recorded the bulk of new cassette Songs From Blue House in a shed during a storm. When you listen to this thing you start to believe them. The songs here are folk, more or less, but with the quiet charm that characterises the best bedroom indie. The group frequently back up their acoustic-and-vocal dynamic with synths and electric guitar, something that means cuts like ‘Speed of Night’ have a quality akin to Sung Tongs-era Animal Collective. Is nice.
  • Tape
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Elephant Micah
Genericana

Generica is Elephant Micah’s new album: the title mashes together ‘generation’ / ‘genre’ and ‘America’ / ‘Americana’, resulting in a jumbled-up suite of sounds, made with an array of second-hand idiosyncratic gear, including a tape deck, some Hindustani synths, and a digital synth made with Elephant Micah’s brother. Intuitive feels throughout.
  • Vinyl LP (WV174LPC1)
  • Limited edition
  • Vinyl LP (WV174LP)
  • CD (WV174CD)
  • 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.  
  • Vinyl LP (LPRMB011)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Lambchop
What Another Man Spills

20th anniversary vinyl edition of the album that preceded their all time classic 'Nixon'. 'What Another Man Spills' consists mainly of Kurt Wagner originals but with a handful of covers most notably a couple by FM Cornog of East River Pipe. Now two decades on we get a remastered re-press with liner notes by Mr Wagner himself.  
  • Vinyl Double LP (SLANG50159LT)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Last copy
  • CD (SLANG50159)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Benoît Pioulard
Hymnal


  • Vinyl LP (KRANK178LP)
  • CD (KRANK178)

Bob Moses
Days Gone By

There is no such person as Bob Moses: the name instead represents the pairing of Jimmy Vallance and Tom Howie. Days Gone By is their first full-length record, and it makes a strong start. Mixing full-on club-grade house / techno electronic rhythms with male pop vocals, the stuff sounds good. Silver vinyl copies available only through independent stores!
  • Vinyl Double LP (WIGLP340)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Damien Jurado
Rehearsals for Departure

The 1999 album from Damien Jurado is back back back in the form of vinyl and cassette reissues on Sub Pop. Rehearsals For Departure is Jurado’s second full-length, and rather more (indie) folky than his debut. Each song feels long lived-in and heavy with melancholy, although Jurado’s delicate constructions of guitar, voice, harmonica, and occasionally a fuller band, make the album a compelling experience.
  • Vinyl LP (SP440)
  • Tape (SPCS440)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Damien Jurado
Ghost of David

The 2000 album from Damien Jurado is back back back in the form of vinyl and cassette reissues on Sub Pop. Ghost Of David is Jurado’s third full-length, and it finds the man shedding a lot of the indie folky textures of the previous album in favour of some spiky indie guitars. Just as effective at conveying weighty melancholy.
  • Vinyl LP (SP507)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Michael Nau
Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread

The Mighty Thread is not a really bad conversation on a message board that deviates into people agreeing to disagree, but rather the bonus name for Michael Nau, who made a bright, folksy record in Some Twist. He's back with this knottily poetic follow-up that embraces ambiguity and uncertainty with odd writing and performing decisions: different members of his makshift band placed their instruments in different rooms of the house, with an amp in the bathroom and a piano in the living room. This seemed to encourage a strange, communal vibe for a record that feels like a crew going one level extra to help out each other.
  • Vinyl LP (FTH312LPDLX)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Last copy
  • Vinyl LP (FTH312LPA)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Vinyl LP (FTH312LP)
  • CD (FTH312CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Jeff Buckley
Mystery White Boy

Live album from the legendary Jeff Buckley. There are all recordings made between 1995 and 1996 while Buckley was touring his seminal studio album, Grace. Mystery White Boy was compiled by Mary Guibert, Buckley's mother, and first released in 2000. An opportunity to experience Buckley at his creative peak. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (19075851161)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Richard Youngs
Arrow

Troubadour, jester, joker, prankster. These are all words that have probably been used to describe the gleefully playful Richard Youngs. A rare voice in experimental music that is simultaneously very good and also entirely up for taking the piss. Arrow was recorded between Glasgow and Hebden Bridge, and has Youngs playing a kind of free psychedelic jazz.
  • Vinyl LP (PS47LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Rue Royale
In Parallel

Rue Royale are a Nottingham based duo from both the UK and the USA and In Parallel is their latest release from their 10 year history of shows in dozens of countries and tracks released all over the world. With both the UK and USA experiencing some. . . urm. . . alt-right political issues, this record is a reflection of the times we live in. Released on Sinnbus and is available on vinyl LP and CD. 
  • CD (SR76CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Jim O'Rourke
Eureka


  • Vinyl LP (DC162)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Lindi Ortega
Liberty

Canadian singer Lindi Ortega is back with her 7th album, a trailblazing concept record that reflects deeply on heartbreak, loss, resurrection and, ultimately, redemption. This record journeys through the American West, with twanging guitars, relentless drums and choral, gothic vocals. A rollicking good listen. 
  • Vinyl LP (SML033018VYL)
  • CD (SMLO33018CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Wovenhand
The Threshingfloor


  • CD (GRCD713)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Red House Painters
Red House Painters / Bridge

Of the two sorta untitled Red House Painters records, Bridge is the perennial underachiever, a record that's more subtle in places and less focused in tone. It makes for something of RHP rock record: a strangely joyous cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "I Am A Rock" appears, as does a gloomy, pantomimic cover of the Star Spangled Banner. There's also some of Kozelek's own songs, which were pretty good back in the day.
  • Vinyl LP (CAD3410)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Label(s):
  • 4AD
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Gillian Welch
Soul Journey

Soul Journey was the fourth album by country/folk singer/songwriter, Gillian Welch. It was produced by her musical partner David Rawlings. Welch said that she wanted to make a happier album, one that would soundtrack a sunny drive somewhere. As for this vinyl release, Welch has said that it’s been a long time coming because they wanted to get it just right. She believes this vinyl version of the album to be the perfect representation.
  • Vinyl LP (0805147030534)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Jessica’s Brother
Jessica’s Brother

The debut LP from London trio Jessica’s Brother arrives courtesy of Fika (Tigercats, Allo Darlin’). The Dirty Three and Neil Young are the comparisons that most readily spring to mind with Jessica’s Brother. These ten tunes, rooted in folk techniques but not afraid to plug in, come with a liberal sprinkling of fiddle and the fine piercing tenor of singer/songwriter Tom Charleston.
  • Vinyl LP (FIKA065LP)
  • CD (FIKA065CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

The Skiffle Players
Piffle Sayers EP

Skiffle, piffle.. if Snoop Dogg was country? The Skiffle Players are a supergroup featuring Cass McCombs on guitar and vocals, Neal Casal and Dan Horne of Circles Around the Sun, and Aaron Sperske of Beachwood Sparks.  I am of course forgetting Farmer Dave, whose lap steel lies at the heart of the band. The band ape the 60s folk hard, and are uncannily successful at it. 
  • Vinyl LP (SPIRITUAL022)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Us and Them
When I Was Walking

Having put out a lilting psychish-folkish album with Mega Dodo Records in 2015, Swedish duo Us and Them return to the label with a lilting psychish-folkish double-A. I’m going to take a punt and guess that they’ve lifted their name from the Pink Floyd song. 7”. Sleeves are hand-numbered so it’s a good job they’re only making 150 of them because any more would likely mean cramping for the numberer in question.
  • Vinyl 7" (MEGA5)
  • £8.49 £6.37 (saving: £2.12)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition

Grimm Grimm
Cliffhanger

The new record from Japanese expat Grimm Grimm is a fine piece of contemporary psychedelia. Cliffhanger has its roots in the psychedelic folk of Syd Barrett, but also takes in psych-rock, freak-folk ala mid-period Animal Collective and even a little of the Ghost Box ilk. It’s testament to Grimm Grimm’s skill, and a real asset to Cliffhanger, that he manages to shackle his freaky-deaky tendencies with a knack for good songcraft.
  • Vinyl LP (SOP002)

Nathan Salsburg
Third

Nathan Salsburg has allowed five years to elapse since his previous album, during which time he’s been working with Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Joan Shelley and James Elkington, among others. But on his own, Salsburg’s sound really shines, working his acoustic guitar with intricate precision, with a swirl of folk influences shining through here and there. Third is released by No Quarter.
  • Vinyl LP (NOQ057LP)
  • CD (NOQ057CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Luluc
Sculptor

Luluc have friends in high places. They can count Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney) and Matt Berninger (The National) among their fans, while Sculptor features contributions from J. Mascis, Dirty Three’s Jim White and more. Their second LP for Sub Pop is full of plaintive, wistful synth-pop ditties evocative of both Zola Jesus and Angel Olsen.
  • Vinyl LP (SP1235X)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Vinyl LP (SP1235)
  • CD (SPCD1235)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Jaye Jayle
No Trail and Other Unholy Paths

The latest LP from the doom-mongers at Sargent House (Chelsea Wolfe, Boris) comes courtesy of Young Widows frontman Ewan Patterson in his Jaye Jayle guise. His powerfully charismatic performances on No Trail And Other Unholy Paths recall Tom Waits as well as Nick Cave at his most blood-and-thunder. Tracks like ‘Ode To Betsy’ would have had no problem slotting into Cave classics like Let Love In.
  • Vinyl LP (SH195LP)
  • CD (SH194CD)

Jess Williamson
Cosmic Wink

Dreaming the cosmic dream, dancing the cosmic dance, winking the Cosmic Wink. That’s what Jess Williamson is up to on her latest LP. Her third record - and first for Mexican Summer - is rooted in Americana and Byrds-y songcraft, but lyrically it finds Williamson gazing up at the stars. She ponders love, death, Jung and more on this wistful, pretty record.
  • Vinyl LP (MEX2531)
  • CD (MEX2532)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Wolf of the Cosmos

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy has always been of particular interest to me - not because of his music - but because of his name. Why exactly does he need to claim to the 'Prince' status? Is he actually a prince? Or is he actually an unnecessary ego? Who knows. Either (or neither) way, Wolf of the Cosmos is available on vinyl LP and CD on Domino. 
  • Vinyl LP (WIGLP420)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • CD (WIGCD420)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Melanie De Biasio
Lilies

We loved Melanie De Biasio's recent Blackened Cities release but here she drops the big one on her third full length album. Her sound is something like Nina Simone channelling Bark Psychosis as she sings the blues over spectral spooky jazz with a post rock sense of ambition. Looking forward to it.  
  • Vinyl LP (PIASL070LP2)
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Vinyl LP (PIASL070LP)
  • CD (PIASL070CDX)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Keston Cobblers Club
Almost Home

A follow up to their 2015 critically acclaimed album, Almost Home is the latest release from Keston Cobblers Club. A genuine show of warmth and community based music that combines folk with country, paired with a modern ‘poppy’ feel to it; catchy lyrics and dazzling musicianship is shown on this record. Available on Vinyl LP and CD.
  • Vinyl LP (TRICO1506)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • CD (TRICO1504)
  • £11.99 £8.99 (saving: £3.00)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Julie Byrne
Not Even Happiness

Julie Byrne, currently a New York resident who has lived a rather nomadic existence, plays gentle, dreamy, ethereal psychedelic folk. He lush voice is backed with strings to match. On her second album Not Even Happiness, is it apparent that Byrne’s talent for pitching a song just right comes as naturally as it did on her 2014 debut Rooms With Walls And Windows. Perfection takes time though, and this album has been a full two years in the making. It’ll be worth it, you’ll see.
  • Vinyl LP (BR001LP)
  • CD (BR001CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

The Colorist & Emiliana Torrini
The Colorist & Emiliana Torrini

Collaboration can often form cheesy, chart-ready tripe. Not this one. Brought to us by Rough Trade is the self-titled coming together of The Colorist & Emiliana Torrini. This is a truly unique experience and a fully live rendition of a selection of Torrini's old hits along with two brand spanking newbies.
  • Vinyl LP (RTRADLP816)
  • CD (RTRADCD816)

Bill Callahan
Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle


  • Vinyl LP (DC385)
  • CD (DC385CD)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Devendra Banhart
Cripple Crow


  • Vinyl Double LP (XLLP192)
  • CD (XLCD192)
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

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