Indie folk outfit Bon Iver's first new effort, "Heavenly Father", is an aching, stuttering effort of great uncertainty.
Woods' quietly aching "Tambourine Light" engenders comparisons to the Byrds while traveling its own shimmering path. By Jared McNett
Local-act Whale Sink's mordantly matter-of-fact folk song "Nov. 18 1994" shows that often the only way to survive a situation is to avoid it.
Hidden in folk-artist Feathered Rhino's ragged acoustic cut "Get By Get High," there's a tinge of "romantic" psychedelia. By Jared McNett
The painful honesty of Vic Chesnutt's 2009 track "Flirted With You All My Life" makes the ragged folk tune one of modern music's most haunting songs. By Jared McNett
Indie-folk singer Angel Olsen's sophomore LP 'Burn Your Fire for No Witness' finds tenderness in dire circumstances and proves time is the ultimate opportunity creator. By Jared McNett