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In 1960, American novelist John Steinbeck wrote: “I have said that Texas is a state of mind, but I think it is more than that. It is a mystique closely approximating a religion. And this is true to the extent that people either passionately love Texas or passionately hate it

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by Oliver Sheppard Better late than never, this list comprises, in no particular order, the 6 best neofolk releases from 2012. Of course, neofolk grew out of the postpunk (Death in June) and post-industrial (Current 93) movements to become a genre all its own by the late 1980s. Since the

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The new and third Cult of Youth LP, Love Will Prevail, officially drops September 4. On Sacred Bones, the record showcases Cult of Youth’s relentless desire to drive forward and experiment with new sounds, incorporating a broader swath of instrumentation and influences than were on display on their previous two

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by Oliver Sheppard There aren’t a lot of American neofolk bands, let alone many that are very good. Wisconsin’s Wreathes, however, are both American and very good. Unlike recent US neofolk acts like Cult of Youth and King Dude, who have put a new and uniquely American spin on the

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Whether you call it dark folk, “apocalyptic folk” (David Tibet’s term), or the term I’ll use here, neofolk, an early musical goal of bands in this genre seemed to be “Joy Division unplugged”: Neofolk granddaddies Death in June took the vibe and imagery of Joy Division’s “Ideal for Living” EP

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