Author Archives: emmytappan

SUKIERAE; TWEEDY

Father-son band of Jeff Tweedy, from Wilco. Americana, jamming guitar sun kissed by 70’s pop FCC: 1 Play: 5, 6, 13, 18 RIYL: Hiss Golden Messenger, Jim Jones, Wilco

TRAMPLED BY TURTLES; WILD ANIMALS

Folk rock, american music with heart & soul, string band, earthy dreamy feel  RIYL: Shovels + Rope, Blitzen Trapper, The Milk Carton Kids Play: 4, 6, 7 (the whole album!)  

THE SINGER AND THE SONGWRITER; WHAT A DIFFERENCE A MELODY MAKES

Blends jazz, folk, and pop together. Rich female vocals, gypsy jazz, string instruments RIYL: Nellie McKay, She & Him, Stacey Kent Play: 1, 2, 3, 5, 9

FORET; FORET

montreal duo- all lyrics in french. lush soundscape, synths, angelic voices, guitar picks. FCC: clean RIYL: goldfrapp, joanna newsom, julia holter TRY: 1,3,10,11

ARMS; EP 2

solo from the Harlem Shakes guitarist. great rhythms, melancholic guitar, upbeat distorted pop rock FCC: clean RIYL: islands, the walkman, harlem shakes TRY: 1,2,3

DEATH ANXIETY; POCKET VINYL

lots of piano & drum rolls. ferocity & melancholy emotion, uptempo, long tracks. full of variety. FCC: clean RIYL: hold steady, bright eyes, ben folds TRY: 2,4,6,10

ELISON JACKSON; DO NOT FEAR TO KILL A DEAD MAN

Second EP from this band, full length album. fuzzy whiskey folk with synths and stomps FCC: clean RIYL: bright eyes & noah and the whale TRY: 1,2,6,8

JONES JNR; THE SOULTAPE 2

old school soul & contemporary beats. Longer tracks, new sounds, live instruments. FCC: 1,3 RIYL: sharon jones & the Dap kings, bobby womack, mayer hawthorne TRY: 2,5,6

TONY DEKKER; PRAYER OF THE WOODS

very soft and slow folk, intimate approach, songs full of deep meaning (“contemplations of mortality, finding spirituality in the natural world, and ongoing existential crisis”) FCC: clean RYIL: great lake swimmers, Bon Iver, William Fitzsimmons, Angus Stone Try: 2,5,9,10