Scruffy, Indie folk-rock from Transylvania

Love this song by Jeremy Messersmith. Calls himself “The Pied Piper of Wuss Rock” on his bandcamp page.


The Best Indie Folk Albums of 2017

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So, as we are approaching the end of 2017 I wanted to make a list of the best indie folk releases as I see them. I will try to include some audio or video for each one, so you can get a taste.

1.Mount Eerie – A Crowd Looked At Me

2.Jesca Hoop – Memories Are Now

3.Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger In The Alps

4.(Sandy) Alex G – Rocket

5.The Mountain Goats – Goths

6.Tara Jane O’Neil – Tara Jane O’Neil

7.Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Best Troubador

8.Iron & Wine – Beast Epic

9.Mike McCarthy – Serious Face

10.Anna Tivel – Small Believer

11.Jeffrey Martin – One Go Around

12.Matt Holubowski – Epilogue

13.The Burning Hell – Revival Beach

So much noise

Posted by admin On October - 27 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Every day I go online to check new releases on CdBaby, Bandcamp, Deezer, iTunes and every other digital outlet that I can, including Hype Machine and Submithub (artists will be more familiar with this one) – and it is baffling how much music there is out there. Almost frightening, I might add. How is a modern, indie musician to gain a following, get any attention whatsoever?

We have rapidly expanded the musical universe thanks to affordable recording equipment, online distribution and promotion. Not even mentioning DSLR cameras and the way they make music video production accessible to the crowds.

Some might say, there is no excuse anymore. In fact, there is! The result of all this is that there is so much noise out there, and so much good music, that it’s intimidating, to say the least.

I sometimes wonder if there is any place or need for more music anyway. Don’t we have more, much more, than we care to listen to anyway?

Wow, I can’t believe it has already been 3 years since I performed this song at Dynacord in Bucharest. I really love Joe Cocker, and one of the sadest things for me is not having had the chance to see him live. Same for Willy DeVille.