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New Track: "Dharma Blues" - Bug Martin

“Dharma Blues” is featured on Gutterball, the forthcoming release from Bug Martin. A dusty, cinematic haunt soaks in as you step into outlaw spaces. A sense of methodical purpose looms as the earnest twang of vocals & guitar unite. A dire drama unfolds within desolate surroundings.





Del Water Gap releases new EP "Don't Get Dark"

S. Holden Jaffe has released solo indie folk music as Del Water Gap for the better part of the decade, and just last month that project continued with the release of the new EP Don't Get Dark. Again inspired by romantic encounters in dim rooms, the EP contains six tracks that capture the more pining side of love. Songs like "Theory of Emotion" and "Laid Down My Arms" feature Jaffe's vulnerable lyric-writing skill and a more matured look at three-dimension love, showing not just the romance but the many facets of it, from the pleasure to the pain. Take a listen to the first track from the record, "Don't Say Nothing", below. - Will Sisskind





Jen Starsinic plays The Cobra on 05.20 with touring artists

Local indie rock artist Jen Starsinic will perform at The Cobra on May 20th, as part of a bill with visiting artists. Starsinic has played around the city over the last few years, evolving her sound from a sparse indie folk to a more full-band oriented alternative rock. Catch her performing alongside Texas troubadour Hill Country Devil, Detroit-based roots rocker Libby DeCamp, and local butcher and musician The Singing Butcher. Starsinic will perform eletric arrangements of her tracks; take a listen to "It's A Foreign Thing", from her 2014 LP The Flood And The Fire, below. - Will Sisskind





The Weird Years offer a new brand of folk music with their self-titled EP

The few tracks that have been released by the newly formed Brooklyn quartet The Weird Years showcase a unique hybrid of folk music. Employing slowly strummed guitars and vocal harmonies, the group initially shroud their sound with simplicity, dwelling on themes revolving around the march of time and the paradoxical feelings that come with being alone. It's only after prolonged listening that their DNA unravels, revealing a double helix that equally relishes in a slow-burning ambiance. It's an arresting combination which makes their EP deserving to be unpacked patiently. -Tucker Pennington





A Deli Premiere: Red Steppes’ “Madera” & June 7th Show

Noise Pop nailed another solid show next month at Cafe du Nord. A power trio of a line up: Red Steppes, Sis, and Range of Light Wilderness. Red Steppes presents a surreal folk with vocal stylings like a less high-pitched Joni Mitchell infused with just the right touch of gentle keys and synths (god bless you, Native Cat, another gem). To be quite frank, it’s beautiful. We’re proud to premier the video for “Madera” here. Stay tuned for much more on Sis and Range of Light Wilderness. - Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor

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