Six sets worth plundering at this year's Treasure Island Music Festival.
KmeronI'll admit it: I'm totally stuck on latest folksy, beach- and country-bum record by Matthew Houck, aka Phosphorescent. His good-time jams are sunny even when he has the blues, as on my favorite track, "The Mermaid Parade," displays. The tune has the requisite broken-heart twang, but it's t ... More >>
Sebastian MlynarskiIt's gettin' on camping season in California, and New York act Phosphorescent has the perfect soundtrack for leaving the city for the suckers. Here's To Taking It Easy, out May 11 on Dead Oceans, is a pretty joyous batch of twang-heavy tunes with the backcountry in mind. I ... More >>
We spent 2009 sorting through piles of folk and Americana releases, revising this list in our heads till the bitter end and failing repeatedly to understand the hype behind the Avett Brothers in the process. While a year of listening brought no shortage of pleasant surprises, our hands-down favorit ... More >>
It's that time again. While we all hold our breaths waiting for some of that economic stimulus package to end up in our personal bank accounts (yeah right), it's all about being cheap...or, ahem, price conscious. We refuse to let you stay home this weekend to cry into your little brother's broken pi ... More >>
To Willie (Dead Oceans)