This month I found some really good folk artists, thanks to /mu/.
First off, The Tallest Man on Earth. Being born in Sweden, Kristian Matsson, by his real name, played in some band named Montezumas. His latest solo album, The Wild Hunt was released this spring and it offers some really nice and catchy songs. I’ll say it now though, this guy kinda tries to sound like Bob Dylan, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing…right? Well, here’s a youtube link to a song from the album. If you’ll like it, then you’ll have fun with this album.
Now the link to the album itself (click on the pic)
Next up we have some Mumford & Sons. Indie folk band from England, which started playing in 2007 with other british folk bands such as Noah and the Whale or Laura Marling. Only last year they released their debut album, Sigh No More. I read on Wikipedia that they got nominated for fucking Mercury Prize, whatever that is. My favorite song from this album is The Cave. Youtube link of the song (acoustic version, though):
The last album I’m gonna post isn’t really 100% folk, but it’s really great. Nana Grizol’s album entitled Ruth, is, in my opinion, the album of the year. At least so far. Last.fm tags this band as folk, indie, folk punk, indie pop, but, as I said, even if it’s not 100% folk, it’s really worth giving a try. Happy album, makes you hop around like a happy bastard. Oh, and it has trumpets a la Neutral Milk Hotel.
Cover and download link:
That’s it for now, people. I hope you enjoy these albums as much as I do.