Indie Folk

Indie-folk emerged during the early 21st century, when songwriters from the indie rock community began taking their cues from folk music.

Saint Cloud

Waxahatchee: Saint Cloud

I listen to Waxahatchee and I'm confused. This album, Saint Cloud, has this kind of adult contemporary, singer-songwriter type thing. Like a more traditional Sheryl Crow...
Marigold

Pinegrove: Marigold

Pinegrove is a band from Montclair, New Jersey that sounds distinctly like they’re not from New Jersey. They do retain some of that classic emo flavor from the state...
One Foot in the Grave

Beck: One Foot in the Grave

Another album that was recorded before Mellow Gold, but came out afterwards, this could technically be considered Beck's debut. Unlike Stereopathetic Soulmanure...
Dear America,

Company: Dear America,

It's funny. Upon first listen, I was less than enthused about this album. I mean, I didn't expect a whole lot, but it just kind of laid there for me. But on sub...
Gorilla Manor

Local Natives: Gorilla Manor

I know people fucking love Grizzly Bear and Fleet Foxes and stuff (and I’d have my fake hipster card revoked for saying otherwise), but I’m not sold. And then e...
Fort Nightly

White Rabbits: Fort Nightly

Imagine some sort of weird Walkmen and Madness mash-up and you have The White Rabbits. Throw in some spooky Specials or Clinic reverb and maybe the pop sensibil...
The Evens

The Evens: The Evens

Did you ever wonder what a Fugazi sing along would sound like? Or if Ian MacKaye showed up in your living room to play your failed Kerry in '05 party? Well, now...
Sea Change

Beck: Sea Change

Our buddies over at dictionary.com define "sea change" as "A marked transformation." I guess that's appropriate in some respects, but to say that Beck has reall...
Knock Knock

Smog: Knock Knock

I have a soft spot in my heart for this album, despite it not really normally being my thing. Though I suppose it’s not really that far away from some of the sl...