Neo-post-modern hipster folk

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Neo-post-modern hipster folk

Postby mrguy753 » Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:10 pm UTC

I read the other title, folk music, and got all excited, but then my hopes were squished. So here's a topic for the other kind of folk. I really like it, but don't have enough. I'm thinkin along the lines of maybe Iron and Wine? I don't really know, just some good folk music. From any time period.
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Postby marshlight » Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:39 pm UTC

I agree with the squished hopes, actually. Heh.
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Hoots & Hellmouth is a really fabulous folk rockin' foot stompin' good time. Especially if you catch them live. Never would I have expected to belt out southern-y tunes so loudly. I'm actually not sure how folky they are, now that I think about it, but you can try and see if you like them anyway! My favorite song is Home for Supper.
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Postby I Zimbra » Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:52 pm UTC

Dr. Dog does some good folk-y stuff, and their 3-part harmony is killer.

Smog/Bill Callahan does some excellent singer-songwriter stuff. Check out the video for "Rock Bottom Riser" on the youtubes.

The Handsome Family has a really awesome, off-kilter americana kind of sound. I'm not sure if you'd consider them folk but they're worth checking out.

The new Feist album is great. Really, really great.
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Postby mrguy753 » Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:33 pm UTC

Feist is super awesome. Super SUPER awesome. That is all.
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Postby I Zimbra » Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:02 pm UTC

mrguy753 wrote:Feist is super awesome. Super SUPER awesome. That is all.


Word, son.

I almost forgot the two Mermaid Avenue cds from Billy Bragg & Wilco. It's a bunch of songs that Woody Guthrie wrote but never arranged/performed. "Walt Whitman's Niece" is the greatest extended dick joke in music.
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Postby queasy » Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:22 am UTC

hmm...have you heard of Madeline Adams? okay. Madeline Adams.

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Postby Ren » Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:16 pm UTC

mrguy753 wrote:Feist is super awesome. Super SUPER awesome. That is all.


But...she's not neo-post-modern hipster folk.
Is she?
No, I don't think so.

"Neo-post-modern hipster folk" makes me think Joanna Newsom, if anything.
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Postby Jesse » Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:10 pm UTC

Ren wrote:"Neo-post-modern hipster folk" makes me think Joanna Newsom, if anything.


Really? It makes me think "overlabelling dickheads" more than anything else.

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Postby marshlight » Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:57 pm UTC

Hmm. Concurred. Good point.
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Postby rachel » Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:29 pm UTC

Ren wrote:
mrguy753 wrote:Feist is super awesome. Super SUPER awesome. That is all.


But...she's not neo-post-modern hipster folk.
Is she?
No, I don't think so.

"Neo-post-modern hipster folk" makes me think Joanna Newsom, if anything.



God I hate Joanna Newsom's music. It gives me a headache, with the exception of possibly one song, which is still hard for me to listen to. That voice. Ugh. That voice.



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Postby mrguy753 » Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:48 am UTC

Jesster wrote:
Ren wrote:"Neo-post-modern hipster folk" makes me think Joanna Newsom, if anything.


Really? It makes me think "overlabelling dickheads" more than anything else.

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It was a direct quote from that other Folk Music thread. I just wanted some folk. And yeah, I kinda like Joanna Newsom. BUt her voice takes some.. getting used to.
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Postby Cai » Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:54 am UTC

This just makes me think of Animal Collective.

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Postby taggedunion » Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:27 am UTC

Would Sufjan count? He seems very folk-y to me. I think Conor Oberst/Bright Eyes would count, too.
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Postby dubsola » Wed Aug 22, 2007 4:38 pm UTC

rachel wrote:God I hate Joanna Newsom's music.

Heh. My first introduction to J.N. was... out there.

Clouds. Sorry for the mywaste, but listen to 'Shallow'.

To be honest, I don't like her music that much either. I have, however, just bought two new CDs that could broadly be labelled 'folk':

VARIOUS / FINDERS KEEPERS, Bearded Ladies Volume One, CD
VOICE OF THE SEVEN WOODS, Voice Of The Seven Woods, CD

I have no real idea how good they are, but was feeling spendy and in the mood for some guitar. Will post listening results when I get them, assuming I remember to do so.


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