"Wonder Lensed" by the Wonder Revolution, a collaboration between guitarist David Lord and Les Easterby, drifts through a lush, impressionistic landscape of stringed instruments and cascading voices to create something like a soundtrack to a dream you're sure you've had before but still can't really place.
Fear not. Evil Forces isn't another black-metal band skulking out of obscure reaches of the Nordic lands. Evil Forces is a folk group from Jyväskylä, Finland, and its sound, especially on the plaintive, wintery "Parcels of Sleep," couldn't be more inviting.
After constant tours and 60 hours a week in the studio, Quilt's brand of psychedelic pop has finally reached perfection, resulting in its newest release "Held in Splendor."
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.
Americana. Rockabily. Bluegrass. Irish soul. Country. Folk. Roots. One could keep going. These genres just scratch the surface of the sound that is Humming House.
On "Lying in the Sun" Nashville, Tennesse-based singer Lera Lynn stretches out her dusky, melancholic voice for a dark but honest message of what it sometimes takes to survive in a dog-eat-dog world.
A visit to New Orleans is a sensory treat, but the 2014 version of the French Quarter Festival takes your senses to a whole new level.