Be a Supporter!

The Folk Music Club.

  • 1,026 Views
  • 28 Replies
New Topic Respond to this Topic
VespeneGas
VespeneGas
  • Member since: Jan. 17, 2007
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 14
Melancholy
The Folk Music Club. 2010-01-17 14:00:51 Reply

This is a club for enthusiasts of folk, blues, singer-songwriters, jazz or any other sort of vernacular music.

The only rule I stress is you have to know the difference between genuine folk music and folk-influenced indie rock/prog/dark ambient/what have you. That isn't to say you can't join the club if you like those kinds of music, you just have to be able to distinguish Woody Guthrie from Neutral Milk Hotel.

This isn't necessary to join, but you can include a list of traditional musicians you enjoy listening to, if you're so daring. Here are a few of mine:

Buffy Sainte-Marie
Tom Waits
Pete Seeger
The Tiger Lillies
Beirut
Leonard Cohen
Iron & Wine
Nick Cave
Fred Neil
Harlequin Jones
The Pogues
Fire on Fire
Donovan
Current 93
Comus
Buffalo Springfield
Bread & Roses

Aaaaand, a .jpg to seal the deal.
So yeah. Members please.

The Folk Music Club.

NickScott
NickScott
  • Member since: Nov. 25, 2005
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 29
Melancholy
Response to The Folk Music Club. 2010-01-17 23:33:12 Reply

I do enjoy people who are freakier and folkier than motherfucking Devendra Banhart.


[ Soundcloud | HarryJarry.com | Last.fm | Kongregate | Real life? none]

BBS Signature
D3NTATUS
D3NTATUS
  • Member since: Aug. 30, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 03
Blank Slate
Response to The Folk Music Club. 2010-01-18 00:00:29 Reply

Does really folky folk-punk like Ghost Mice, Defiance Ohio and Andrew Jackson Jihad count?

AniMetal
AniMetal
  • Member since: Jan. 15, 2007
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 41
Blank Slate
Response to The Folk Music Club. 2010-01-18 01:59:23 Reply

How about folk metal?


Make war, not love.

BBS Signature
SapphireLight
SapphireLight
  • Member since: Sep. 5, 2007
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 19
Artist
Response to The Folk Music Club. 2010-01-18 02:11:17 Reply

At 1/18/10 01:59 AM, AniMetal wrote: How about folk metal?

no such thing


BBS Signature
NickScott
NickScott
  • Member since: Nov. 25, 2005
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 29
Melancholy
Response to The Folk Music Club. 2010-01-18 02:28:46 Reply

At 1/18/10 02:11 AM, SapphireLight wrote:
At 1/18/10 01:59 AM, AniMetal wrote: How about folk metal?
no such thing

I disagree. Ulver's album Kveldssanger is completely folk metal, and Agalloch has several melancholic folk metal songs. I'm sure other people can give better examples, I'm new to the genre I guess.


[ Soundcloud | HarryJarry.com | Last.fm | Kongregate | Real life? none]

BBS Signature
jew193
jew193
  • Member since: Feb. 21, 2008
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 39
Gamer
Response to The Folk Music Club. 2010-01-18 03:21:32 Reply

At 1/18/10 02:11 AM, SapphireLight wrote:
At 1/18/10 01:59 AM, AniMetal wrote: How about folk metal?
no such thing

What the hell are you talking about?

VespeneGas
VespeneGas
  • Member since: Jan. 17, 2007
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 14
Melancholy
Response to The Folk Music Club. 2010-01-18 11:58:23 Reply

At 1/18/10 12:00 AM, D3NTATUS wrote: Does really folky folk-punk like Ghost Mice, Defiance Ohio and Andrew Jackson Jihad count?

Yes.

At 1/18/10 02:28 AM, NickScott wrote:
At 1/18/10 02:11 AM, SapphireLight wrote:
At 1/18/10 01:59 AM, AniMetal wrote: How about folk metal?
no such thing
I disagree. Ulver's album Kveldssanger is completely folk metal, and Agalloch has several melancholic folk metal songs. I'm sure other people can give better examples, I'm new to the genre I guess.

I wouldn't say Kveldssanger is folk metal album. It certainly has a metal 'feel', but it's scandinavian folk music through and through.

I would say that folk metal as a genre exists, but more often than not, the bands that tout themselves as folk metal are just bad power metal bands. Otyg is a band I would call true folk metal.

AniMetal
AniMetal
  • Member since: Jan. 15, 2007
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 41
Blank Slate
Response to The Folk Music Club. 2010-01-18 13:58:04 Reply

At 1/18/10 11:58 AM, VespeneGas wrote: I would say that folk metal as a genre exists, but more often than not, the bands that tout themselves as folk metal are just bad power metal bands. Otyg is a band I would call true folk metal.

I can't think of a single folk metal band that is also power metal with the soul exception of Tyr.

Korpiklaani
Eluveitie
Equilibrium
Moonsorrow
Primordial
Finntroll
Agalloch

None of these bands are power metal.

My folk metal knowledge is only limited to the most popular ones.

Also, these guys are win.


Make war, not love.

BBS Signature
D3NTATUS
D3NTATUS
  • Member since: Aug. 30, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 03
Blank Slate
Response to The Folk Music Club. 2010-01-18 14:11:20 Reply

At 1/18/10 11:58 AM, VespeneGas wrote: Yes.

Then I'll post. I like other folky stuff, like Tom Waits and Beirut and such.

VespeneGas
VespeneGas
  • Member since: Jan. 17, 2007
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 14
Melancholy
ZeroAsALimit
ZeroAsALimit
  • Member since: Jul. 29, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 23
Melancholy
Response to The Folk Music Club. 2011-07-17 13:33:33 Reply

I lost much of my neo-folk.

Bob Dylan
Broceliande
Clancy Brothers
Incredible String Band
Nick Cave

One day I will buy a hammered dulcimer


Sic semper amicitia!!!
Ambient Music Club.
Sig by Illicit, thankies ^_^

BBS Signature
Dromedary
Dromedary
  • Member since: Apr. 1, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 26
Melancholy
Response to The Folk Music Club. 2011-07-17 15:06:56 Reply

At 7/17/11 01:33 PM, ZeroAsALimit wrote: I lost much of my neo-folk.

Bob Dylan
Broceliande
Clancy Brothers
Incredible String Band
Nick Cave

One day I will buy a hammered dulcimer

Holy fuck, you still post?


MrPercie on Dromedary: "smug santa claus face, bringing nicieties to those he likes but shite to those he hates - which is everyone"

Sig by this dude

BBS Signature
Frenzy
Frenzy
  • Member since: Nov. 23, 2005
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 31
Blank Slate
Response to The Folk Music Club. 2011-07-17 16:20:06 Reply

At 1/18/10 11:58 AM, VespeneGas wrote: I would say that folk metal as a genre exists, but more often than not, the bands that tout themselves as folk metal are just bad power metal bands. Otyg is a band I would call true folk metal.

There are lots of folk metal bands. You just have to look for them

Gobblemeister
Gobblemeister
  • Member since: Sep. 19, 2009
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Supporter
Level 11
Musician
Response to The Folk Music Club. 2011-07-17 21:07:19 Reply

I love Folk music. Traditional folk, folk metal, folk rock, all dat biz.

Tracy Chapman
Simon and Garfunkel
Tallest Man on Earth
The Dodos
Equilibrium

Can't think of anymore at the moment

Tobi
Tobi
  • Member since: Oct. 27, 2008
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 09
Blank Slate
Response to The Folk Music Club. 2011-07-17 22:12:25 Reply

I'm a sucker for Neofolk and related genres. Death in June, Current 93, Neun Welten, Rome, Nest, and Sol Invictus are among my favirotes.


BBS Signature
Rahmemhotep
Rahmemhotep
  • Member since: May. 10, 2009
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 12
Musician
Response to The Folk Music Club. 2011-07-18 22:21:04 Reply

Folk is the shit. Oort is a really great Estonian folk band.


My sig is clickable and takes you some place.
Best Thread Ever

BBS Signature
ZeroAsALimit
ZeroAsALimit
  • Member since: Jul. 29, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 23
Melancholy
Response to The Folk Music Club. 2011-07-19 13:36:09 Reply

At 7/17/11 10:12 PM, Tobi wrote: I'm a sucker for Neofolk and related genres. Death in June

WHAT DO THEY KNOW OF ENGLAND?! Epic. Take it you shop at old europa cafe


Sic semper amicitia!!!
Ambient Music Club.
Sig by Illicit, thankies ^_^

BBS Signature
TheSporkLord
TheSporkLord
  • Member since: Apr. 19, 2009
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 10
Musician
Response to The Folk Music Club. 2011-07-21 15:58:34 Reply

The Moon and the Nightspirit.

Listen to them now.


" Let the metal flow " - Chuck Schuldiner
GUITARISTS Awesome sig by Tateos.

BBS Signature
Tobi
Tobi
  • Member since: Oct. 27, 2008
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 09
Blank Slate
Response to The Folk Music Club. 2011-10-02 11:56:30 Reply

At 7/19/11 01:36 PM, ZeroAsALimit wrote: WHAT DO THEY KNOW OF ENGLAND?! Epic. Take it you shop at old europa cafe

Oh god what the fuck am I looking at this is awesome. Anyways guys, if you don't know of these bands, check em out.

Spirogyra
Comus
Broselmaschine
Nya Ljudbolaget
Fresh Maggots
Mr. Sirius.


BBS Signature
ZeroAsALimit
ZeroAsALimit
  • Member since: Jul. 29, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 23
Melancholy
Response to The Folk Music Club. 2011-11-29 15:36:56 Reply

Thread has went too far without mentioning Swans or Angels Of Light.


Sic semper amicitia!!!
Ambient Music Club.
Sig by Illicit, thankies ^_^

BBS Signature
HeavenDuff
HeavenDuff
  • Member since: Aug. 13, 2004
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 37
Melancholy
Response to The Folk Music Club. 2011-11-29 16:03:44 Reply

At 7/17/11 10:12 PM, Tobi wrote: I'm a sucker for Neofolk and related genres. Death in June, Current 93, Neun Welten, Rome, Nest, and Sol Invictus are among my favirotes.

I find Sol Invictus to be boring... But Nest are very good two.

So is this thread still alive or what?

DannyJay
DannyJay
  • Member since: Oct. 19, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 28
Musician
Response to The Folk Music Club. 2012-05-29 16:33:36 Reply

I've started getting into Folk music, but currently my list of favorite artists is short:
Iron & Wine (Also my favorite musician for all things music)
The Tallest Man On Earth
Neutral Milk Hotel
Bob Dylan
Neil Young

They're music really does inspire me though and influences my own song writing. I'm going to check out the other bands that people in this thread mentioned.


Don't be afraid of failure.

BBS Signature
Panzer-Wolf
Panzer-Wolf
  • Member since: Mar. 30, 2007
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 13
Blank Slate
Response to The Folk Music Club. 2012-05-31 02:05:21 Reply

At 5/29/12 04:33 PM, DannyJay wrote: I've started getting into Folk music, but currently my list of favorite artists is short:
Iron & Wine (Also my favorite musician for all things music)
The Tallest Man On Earth
Neutral Milk Hotel
Bob Dylan
Neil Young

They're music really does inspire me though and influences my own song writing. I'm going to check out the other bands that people in this thread mentioned.

You should also listen to Noah and the Whale's first two albums along with Mumford and Sons and Laura Marling for a bit of variation.


Free will is a load of bull.

BBS Signature
DannyJay
DannyJay
  • Member since: Oct. 19, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 28
Musician
Response to The Folk Music Club. 2012-05-31 17:32:11 Reply

At 5/31/12 02:05 AM, Panzer-Wolf wrote: You should also listen to Noah and the Whale's first two albums along with Mumford and Sons and Laura Marling for a bit of variation.

I listened to a few Mumford & Sons songs. They're okay but I wouldn't listen to them normally.


Don't be afraid of failure.

BBS Signature
Panzer-Wolf
Panzer-Wolf
  • Member since: Mar. 30, 2007
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 13
Blank Slate
Response to The Folk Music Club. 2012-06-01 20:29:15 Reply

At 5/31/12 05:32 PM, DannyJay wrote:
At 5/31/12 02:05 AM, Panzer-Wolf wrote: You should also listen to Noah and the Whale's first two albums along with Mumford and Sons and Laura Marling for a bit of variation.
I listened to a few Mumford & Sons songs. They're okay but I wouldn't listen to them normally.

Really, I only put M&S on here because they were one of the bands to start the nu-folk scene along with Emma the Great, N&TW, and Laura. Not much of a fan myself.


Free will is a load of bull.

BBS Signature
EmmDubya
EmmDubya
  • Member since: Feb. 23, 2008
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 22
Audiophile
Response to The Folk Music Club. 2012-06-03 19:49:07 Reply

If this club is back alive, then I may spend a bit of time here. Most of my interest is in neofolk - admittedly, I've only heard a few neofolk artists but those few I have (mainly C93, Rome, Vali and Sol Invictus) I listen to quite a lot. If anyone else more well versed in the genre have any recommendations, I'll be more than happy to look into anyone.

Pertaining to previous mentions in this thread, The Tiger Lillies are amazing and Mumford & Sons are awful. Based on their proximity to Neutral Milk Hotel and Tallest Man on Earth on TS' list I might have to look into Iron and Wine.


Formerly known as mwmike | I'm moderately active on last.fm | Before you post, read these. Please.

BBS Signature
BananaBreadMuffin
BananaBreadMuffin
  • Member since: Jul. 8, 2003
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 41
Programmer
Response to The Folk Music Club. 2012-06-04 07:23:55 Reply

At 6/1/12 08:29 PM, Panzer-Wolf wrote: Emma the Great

Surprised to see someone else who knows her (emmy, but i'll forgive you), emmy the great rocks. First album was pretty solid, though haven't listened to the second so much.

Anyway I'll stick my head in here from time to time I guess. I don't really listen to much classic folk, but I'm right up there in the neo folk/indie folk business.


BBS Signature
DannyJay
DannyJay
  • Member since: Oct. 19, 2006
  • Offline.
Forum Stats
Member
Level 28
Musician
Response to The Folk Music Club. 2012-06-04 14:17:52 Reply

At 6/3/12 07:49 PM, EmmDubya wrote: Pertaining to previous mentions in this thread, The Tiger Lillies are amazing and Mumford & Sons are awful. Based on their proximity to Neutral Milk Hotel and Tallest Man on Earth on TS' list I might have to look into Iron and Wine.

Iron and Wine is interesting in that his music has evolved from pure mellow folk to pop folk in the last 10 years. All of his live versions of songs are amazing and either super mellow or super rocking.
I strongly recommend the album "Our Endless Numbered Days". It's my favorite of his.
individual songs, I recommend Fever Dream, Upward Over The Mountain, and Walking Far From Home.


Don't be afraid of failure.

BBS Signature