New LoFinds: Indie Folk

This fairly new Indie Folk / Neo Folk genre (where old timey sounds are new again) has been enjoying quite a lovely time at the top. With bands like Beirut, The Decemberists, Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers pioneering the way I’m sure there is plenty more of this sound on its way. Here are a few bands that we’ve come across while on the Indie Folk trail.

The Last Bison is a seven piece act led by Ben Hardesty. With all these members an instruments to choose from (including a Cello a Violin, a Banjo and a few guitars) it is easy to create an orchestra of folk sound. Self proclaimed as a Mountain-top Chamber or Alternative Folk band, The Last Bison has a lot of inspiration to pull from in their homestate of Virginia, but their latest single borrows from somewhere quite a distance further away. “Oh Switzerland, you’ve taken away my breath now, once again…”

Ivan & Alyosha are a four piece indie folk act from Seattle, Washington. “Running For Cover” is a solid honest sounding track with some strong sing-along melodies to accompany the locomotive-like percussion. Ivan & Alyosha have already released three EP’s but “Running For Cover” is a new single off of their highly anticipated debut full-length album entitled All The Times We Had. The album should hit stores later this month, but keep an eye on the Ivan & Alyosha website for more details and tour dates.

We first came across Kings at the Etsy Holiday Shop in New York. They’re a three piece band from Brooklyn with a foot-stopping sound and some tremendous harmony. “I Got Stuck” is the story of a lesbian wedding gone wrong.

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12 Responses to “New LoFinds: Indie Folk”

  1. Eli 

    Awesome, but you gotta add Little Sur to the list

  2. The New LoFi 

    Hey Eli! Agreed, Little Sur is pretty rad.

  3. D-Hall 

    This awesome yellow music blog that i was reading often wrote about ivan and alyosha last summer. they played some free shows around nyc. they rocked. their shirt was my favorite shirt for a while. good people.

  4. J-Oats 

    There’s another yellow music blog out there??! Hahaha
    You are always ahead of me when it comes to finding new music first D-Hall. Ivan & Alyosha is a great find though… thought they were worth mentioning again in light of their upcoming full-length album.


    Nice post!

    We compiled a mixtape called ‘indie folk preachers’ (

    Inspired by a performance of the tallest man on earth. Feel free to take listen and comment suggestions as we will revisit the mixtape later this year.

    Cheers, G

  6. Riz 

    .Hey hey. Indie folk record from Melbourne Australia!


  7. Hannah 

    Great Bands
    My New favourite alternative Indie folk band is at

    they deserve a follow, the singer sings with soul and is hot too x

  8. Timmy P 

    this is my new song, hope you guys dig it

  9. Lojah 

    I just released free downloadable MP3s of my raw-cut ep “Pub Songs on Palafox.” Please give it listen.

  10. Adam 

    Hi! Our band Motel Talk just released our debut EP, “Sleeping Through the End of the World”! We’re an indie pop/folk band and we’d love if you guys could give it a listen, it would really meant the world to us! I linked two songs at the bottom to check out! Happy holidays everyone!

    These Words:

  11. Lavon 

    AFAIC tha’ts the best answer so far!

  12. koala 

    .I love this blog. Do you review more offbeat indiefolk? I’ve included a link to my music…its ugly horrible violent folk…like woody Guthrie survived a nuclear disaster and started drinking heavily and listening to the Jesus lizard and Steve albini….

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