It’s such a pleasant coincidence, my best two releases, as well as my best two videos from 2011 belong to the same artist. Each one at its best in both categories. As the best release and by the way the best music video I’d choose Fleet Foxes “Helplessness Blues” and the “Shrine/An argument”. My next favourite one would be the young soul-folk Michael Kiwanuka with “Tell me a tale EP” and the same title video. Why? Well Fleet Foxes “Helplessness Blues”  its absolutely brilliant, disarmingly beautiful. A pastoral utopia where psychedelic folk meets poetry, its all about Beach Boys, Beatles, Pentangle, Dylan… The “Shrine/Argument” video its the animated trippy piece created by Fleet Foxes frontman’s brother Sean Pecknold to accompany this mind-blowing suite, its just a match made in heaven, the perfect surreal marriage.

Michael Kiwanuka has been the great discover of the year, his peacefuly. lazy as autumn soul-folk cramed my ears the last months. I found pretty weird not to see “tell a a tale EP” as one of the best music moments from 2011 in music media ..hoping 2012 it ill be his year, look out! his new album coming out on march. In Michael Kiwanuka, songs talk about him self, this young london-based showes a strange mature vintage sound that fits delicate soul-folk, talented vocal harmonies, bluesy tones and jazzy breaks. A breeze feel on a deep mid emphasis and a slow burning intensity. He shows a lot of promise, a hopefully classic in the making.

What about the video? Well just I love Berlin, Mauer park on a sunny sunday on super 8, more than enough.


Folk Core PLaylist September

septiembre 25, 2010


1. Eels : From Wich I Came – A Magic World

2. Dan Auerbach : My Last Mystake

3. The Black Keys : Next Girl

4. Booker T : Potato Hole

5. The Dealy Snakes : Talkin´ Down

6. The Modern Lovers : Government Center

7. The Original Ben Vaughn Combo : Grasshopper

8. Jonathan Richman : Couples Must Fight

9. Violent Femmes : Please Do Not Go

10. Mink Deville : Spanish Strolls

11. The Hombres : Let It All Hang Out



Folk Core Playlist Julio

julio 30, 2010

Folk Core Playlist Julio

1. Emitt Rhodes – Tame the lion

2. The Beatles – And your bird can sing

3. Kelley Stoltz – Ever throught of coming back

4. Eilen Jewell – Rain roll in

5. The Dutchess and the duke – Back to me

6. Jim Ford – It takes two (to make one)

7. Jc Brooks and the Uptown Soul – Im trying to break your heart

8. Darondo – How i got over

9. John Paul Keith – Cookie Bones

10. Susan Christie – Yesterday where is my mind

11. Karen Dalton – Something on your mind

12. John Phillips – Captain

13. Sibille Baier – Forget

14. Jesse Sykes – How will we know

15. Earland and the Carnival – Trouble in mind

16. Born Ruffians – What to say


Folk Core Playlist Mayo

mayo 18, 2010


1. Harlem Someday soon
2. The DrumsMake you mine
3. David KittTeenage Riot
4. Yo la tengoAvalon or someone very similar
5. The Thrills Nothing changes round here
6. New OrderLove vigilantes
7. The Magnetic FieldsYou must be out of your mind
8. The Only OnesNo peace for the wicked
9. Adam GreenDance with me


Folk Core Playlist Abril

abril 14, 2010

1. Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse Jaykub

2. Flaming LipsRace for the prize
3. Born Ruffians I need a life
4. Hooded Fang Fall leaves
5. She & Him Thieves
6. Keith MoonTeenage idol
7. Al CaseyThe eagle
8. Lee HazlewoodPoet fool or bum
9. The MustangsBaby let me take you home
10. The Emotions Blind alley


Kenny Rankim: Like a Seed (Like a Seed, Little David Records, 1972)

Chad & Jeremy: Aint it Nice ( Distant Shores, Sundazed)

John Prine: Ilegal Smile (John Prine, Atlantic, 1972)

Black Crowes: Appaloosa (Before the frost, Silver Arrow records, 2009)

Dr. Dog: Hang On (Fate, Park the Van records, 2008)

Muddy Waters: Tom Cat (Electric Mud, Chess, 1968)

Reigning Sound: Trash Talk (Love and Curses, In the Red records, 2009)

Lulu: Here Comes the Night (Something to Shout About, 1965)

Carole King: Oh Neil (The Right Girl Complete Recordings 1958-1966, Brill Building Legends)

Erma Franklin: Abracadabra (Piece of my Heart-The Epic and Shout Years, Shout, 2009)

Val Merrals Orchestra: The Horse (Strange breaks and Mr. Thing II, BBE, 2009)

Gene Chandler: Good Times (60’s Soul Brother, Kent, 1986)

Lee Fields: Ladies (My World, Truth & Soul, 2009)

Menahan Street Band: Birds (Make the Road by Walking, Daptone, 2008)

The Natural Yogurt Band: Better Days to Come (Away With Meloncholy, Jazzman, 2008)

Cocorosie: Japan (The Adventures o Ghosthorse and Stillborn, Touch and Go, 2007)

Beat Happening: Indian Summer (Jamboree, Rough Trade, 1988)

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