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Old 08-05-2012, 12:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default It's Freak Folk Week!

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Freak folk is a genre of folk music associated with contemporary artists such as Faun Fables, Animal Collective, Devendra Banhart, CocoRosie, Panda Bear, Joanna Newsom, Sufjan Stevens, Bowerbirds, Woods, Greg Weeks, Akron/Family, Rio en Medio, Ariel Pink and with artists of the 1960s and 1970s such as The Incredible String Band, Vashti Bunyan, Holy Modal Rounders, The Godz, and The Fugs.

Freak folk draws from traditional folk music and uses mainly acoustic instrumentation, but introduces elements of avant-garde music, baroque pop and psychedelic folk, often featuring uncommon sounds, themes, and vocal styles.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Love Erland and the Carnival:

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A cynic by experience, a romantic by inclination and now a hero by necessity.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Good to see Eugene Chadbourne on that RYM list, but no Tiny Tim?
When I think of the words 'freak' and 'folk' together, Tiny Tim comes to mind.
He was certainly freaky and folky in my book!
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