Folk/Country

Derek Nelson "Richer Soil"

Derek Nelson has released the first two songs, “Water Runs Through” and “Number One”, from his forthcoming debut full-length album, Richer Soil, which is due out on October 10th.

Nelson walks the line between Country, Americana, and rock, but always manages to tell a compelling story.

You can help Nelson celebrate the release of the new album on October 10th at Schubas.

   

Tall Horse releases intriguing double single "Dogwater/Bedwetter"

Tall Horse offers a curious blend of country and alternative rock to start your week right. The band's leading guitar riffs and bright basslines distort to contrast the distinctive vocals outpouring with emotion. The Portland, Maine band's new double single "Dogwater/Bedwetter" is Red Hot Chili Peppers' soft side meets Kings of Leon for an unconventional sound born in New England. The rhythms are steady, the atmosphere easy-going, the breakdowns heartfelt: the music is as emotionally honest as it gets. The group's latest effort should jolt them back into the New England music scene, and we are intrigued. The double single is streaming below to cure your Monday blues. - Rene Cobar

   

Eighty Ninety, Luke Rathborne, and Common Jack at Elsewhere on August 14th

Three NYC-based artists with folk inclinations, Eighty Ninety, Luke Rathborne, and Common Jack will be playing a show together at Elsewhere on Wednesday, August 14th at 7 PM. 

Headliners Eighty Ninety’s sweet, tender songwriting is compelling for its ability to be somewhat indie but still reminiscent of the kind of ear catching radio pop that wavers between the commercial and indie worlds. Luke Rathborne’s single, “Don’t Call Me Baby” is a great example of this singer songwriter and producer's style blending modern folk and an indie rock attitude. Common Jack balances out the other two acts with a modern folk sound that incorporates synths and electronic effects. Altogether, this curated show offers a night of music that is mellow and warm - check out Elsewhere's website for more details. - Susan Moon

   

Emma Charles releases reflective new single "Scorpio," performs at The Mint on 8/19

The inspiration behind "Scorpio," Emma Charles' new single, came like one of those spur-of-the-moment conversations we have with the ones closest to us. After having a conversation with a friend, she was aware of the fact that her birth date is close to two star signs (for those interested, she's in between a Sagittarius and a Scorpio), each known to have distinct personality traits. Random conjecturing on astrology aside, the folk-pop singer's latest also finds a satisfactory compromise—the gentle mid-tempo cut is delicate yet assured, where she battles the intense oscillating emotions that consume her mental energy.

Charles is supporting the release of "Scorpio" at Hunnypot Live at The Mint on August 19. Juan Rodríguez

   

Hospital Bracelet Split EP

Hospital Bracelet released a split EP with fourthbase called “Silver Cactus” last week. This is the solo acoustic bedroom pop of Alex Bracelet aka Wrestler Arc Williams at the moment, but these songs will also sound amazing with a the full band she is currently constructing. The opening track begins with an audio clip from The Office and is called “Chocolate Milk (like in Spiderman)", and that should really be all you need to give it a listen. 

You can catch Hospital Bracelet at Uptown Cafe & Gallery (5010 N Sheridan) on August 15th opening for Tacoma Washington Weekday Club, 23/19, and Sleep In.