"They're trying to put the weight of life on us," sings Massimiliano Morini of Moro & the Silent Revolution. "Our first rule should be to never look behind." It's a dose of folk-pop optimism that's well-worth heeding and hearing.
Grounded in her expressive voice and piano playing, "Falling Like Fools" by St. Louis musician Lizzie Weber glides upward on a rich string arrangement and vulnerable emotions.
Call it "folkstep" or "dubpop," the music of Morning Ritual -- a collaboration between composer Ben Darwish and two twin sisters, Katelyn and Laurie Shook, known as (aka the Shook Twins) -- is both highly conceptual and highly pleasurable. The new single "So Cold" has a warmth and harmonic intricacy that defies categorization.
Melinda Kirwin and Simon Rudston-Brown were once romantic partners but are now a musical duo known as Falls. The track "Home," from Sydney, Australia natives' new EP "Into the Fire," proves their strength as songwriters and collaborators; the sound is lush, rhythmic, state-of-the-art folk pop.
Since its self-titled release in 2009, Seattle's the Head and the Heart has earned the adoration of fans and critics alike for crafting vulnerable, indie-folk sing-alongs.
It's been three years since Seattle's the Head and the Heart won over both with its self-titled debut. The folk-pop band is back with "Let's Be Still" this fall; lead single "Shake" has a bold, danceable but still deeply heartfelt sound.
Exploring the delicate fun of twee pop, the Melodic previews its forthcoming release on Anti- Records with the song "Roots," a slightly skewed but still earnest take on Latin folk.
Charming and funny and more than a little surprising, "Delicate Cycle," the latest from the Uncluded, aka Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson, combines quotidian emotions with deft rhyme-slinging, and then wraps it all in some pretty, catchy, rhythmic folk pop,