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Video: Yearbook Committee “Tall Trees”

Yearbook Committee is an acoustic-driven, folk band from Terre Haute, IN. They released their debut album Sing Till You Die last March. Yearbook Committee is a commune of a sound, with each member carrying equal weight. The band is in the midst of a Kickstarter Campaign in hopes of releasing their sophomore effort prior to heading to SXSW later this spring. Watch the video for their song “Tall Trees” below. If you like what you see, contribute to the cost of their new album. It will make you feel good.

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Written by Rob Peoni


Album Stream: Bryan John Appleby ‘Fire on the Vine’

What is it about the Pacific Northwest? From an outsider’s view, the region appears rife with talented mountain men with a knack for harmonies. The latest such bearded byproduct is Seattle’s Bryan John Appleby.

Appleby’s debut full-length release Fire on the Vine is an elegant collage of heart-felt folk that hits on all cylinders. His rich, pictorial songwriting creates a landscape of sound that has a breadth of emotion stretching beyond your typical folk singer. I use the word collage for a reason. Appleby’s songs play like snapshots without a coherent story tying it all together.

Listening to Appleby is not unlike viewing a painting. There may be a concrete image from which to begin your opinion, but the interpretation is left in the eyes of the beholder. This is not Dylan’s folk, with well-rounded stories unfolding like novels in five minutes or less. Appleby’s writing is more abstract. He had this to say in a recent interview with Common Folk Music:

“I’m excited about writing a song that messes me up and hopefully messes up some other folks. Make of that what you will. Everyone knows the feeling, when you hear a lyric or a melody or a chord that feels like it’s bending you. You feel it pushing you. I love that.”

Stream the entirety of Fire on the Vine below. It is currently featured as bandcamp’s album of the week. As such, it is available for a reduced price of $5 via Appleby’s page until November 14th. Act fast, because the price will jump back to $10 thereafter. Enjoy!

Written by Rob Peoni


Album Stream: Brown Bird ‘The Sound of Ghosts’

On Saturday, Rhode Island folk-rock duo Brown Bird will be on hand at Radio Radio to lend support to The Devil Makes Three. David Lamb and MorganEve Swain have been shattering crowds with their heartfelt, soul-stirring performances since they formed in 2003. They released this four-track EP, The Sound of Ghosts back in March. The songs can be streamed below.

In October, Brown Bird released a full-length follow-up featuring the songs below plus a handful of others entitled Salt for Salt. This is their fifth studio release. Both their new EP and album are available via Brown Bird’s bandcamp page. Tickets for Saturday’s show are $10 and available HERE.

Written by Rob Peoni