Freak Folk & Pixies in the NY Times
I know it sounds like a game of Dungeons & Dragons, but actually it's just the NY Times talking about our favorite music.
In Once Upon a Time, There Was This Really Loud Band, you'll find a review of Saturday's Pixies concert.
Freak Folk's Very Own Pied Piper is a story about Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, Animal Collective, and Adem.
I must admit that I never heard the term "freak folk" before, but I like it... and I don't like it. I like it because it seems like a great description for what has quickly become one of my favorite genres of music. I don't like it becuase it's just that type of negative stereotyping that causes these artists not to be taken seriously. I mean what's up with the grammys? (you're thinking, 'What's up with YOU? Screw the GRAMMYS.'). There are a total of four "folk" categories in the grammys, yet I don't see the names Newsom or Devendra anyhwere in the nominations.