Freak folk

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  1. New Weird America

    New Weird America

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  1. Joanna Newsom

    Joanna Newsom


    Joanna Caroline Newsom (born January 18, 1982) is an American harpist, keyboardist, vocalist, songwriter and actress.

  2. Devendra Banhart

    Devendra Banhart


    Devendra Obi Banhart (born May 30, 1981) is a Venezuelan American singer-songwriter and visual artist. Banhart was born in Houston, Texas and was raised by his mother in Venezuela, until he moved to California as a teenager. He began to study at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1998, but dropped out to perform music in Europe, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Banhart released his debut album in 2002, continuing to record his material on the Young God and XL labels, as well as other work on compilations and collaborations.

  3. Sufjan Stevens

    Sufjan Stevens


    Sufjan Stevens (/ˈsfjɑːn/ SOOF-yahn; born July 1, 1975) is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He first came to wider recognition with the 2000 album, A Sun Came, which was released on the Asthmatic Kitty label he co-founded with his stepfather. He is perhaps best known for his 2005 album, Illinois, which hit number one on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart, and for the single "Chicago".

  4. CocoRosie



    CocoRosie is an American musical group formed in 2003 by sisters Bianca "Coco" and Sierra "Rosie" Casady. The sisters were born and raised in the United States, but formed the band in Paris after meeting for the first time in years. Their music has been called "freak folk", and incorporates elements of pop, blues, opera, electronica, and hip hop.

  5. Panda Bear

    Panda Bear


    Noah Benjamin Lennox (born July 17, 1978), also known as Panda Bear, is an American experimental musician and co-founding member of the band Animal Collective. He has recorded several solo albums including Panda Bear (1999), Young Prayer (2004), Person Pitch (2007), Tomboy (2011), and Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper (2015). Lennox is currently based in Lisbon, Portugal.

  6. Animal Collective

    Animal Collective


    Animal Collective is an experimental band originally from Baltimore, Maryland. The band consists of Avey Tare (David Portner), Panda Bear (Noah Lennox), Deakin (Josh Dibb), and Geologist (Brian Weitz). Records released under the name Animal Collective may include contributions from any or all of these members; the lineup is not uniform, though Portner and Lennox have been on every Animal Collective release. The group also runs the record label Paw Tracks on which they have released their own material as well as that of other artists.

  7. The Fugs

    The Fugs


    The Fugs are a band formed in New York City in mid-1963 by poets Ed Sanders and Tuli Kupferberg, with Ken Weaver on drums. Soon afterward, they were joined by Peter Stampfel and Steve Weber of the Holy Modal Rounders. Kupferberg named the band from a euphemism for "fuck" used in Norman Mailer's novel, The Naked and the Dead.

  8. The Holy Modal Rounders

    The Holy Modal Rounders


    The Holy Modal Rounders were an American folk music duo from the Lower East Side of New York City which started in the early 1960s, consisting of Peter Stampfel and Steve Weber. Their unique blend of folk music revival and psychedelia gave them a cult-like following from the late 1960s into the 1970s. For a time the band also featured prolific and famous playwright and actor, Sam Shepard.

  9. Vetiver



    Vetiver is an American folk band headed by songwriter Andy Cabic.

  10. Kelli Ali

    Kelli Ali


    Kelli Dayton, also known as Kelli Ali (a name she took to honour her father, Michael Ali) is a female vocalist most recognized for being lead singer for the trip hop group Sneaker Pimps.

  11. The Godz

    The Godz


    The Godz were a New York City based avant-noise psychedelic band that originally existed from 1966 to 1973.

  12. Sean Hayes (musician)

    Sean Hayes (musician)


    Sean Padrick Hayes (born August 27, 1969) is an American singer-songwriter.

  13. Vashti Bunyan

    Vashti Bunyan


    Vashti Bunyan (born Jennifer Vashti Bunyan, 1945, Newcastle, England) is a British singer-songwriter.

  14. Diane Cluck

    Diane Cluck


    Diane Cluck is an American singer-songwriter. She describes her music as "intuitive folk". She currently resides in Virginia.

  15. Greg Weeks

    Greg Weeks


    Greg Weeks is an American singer-songwriter based in Philadelphia. His music has been described as folk, acoustic, psychedelic and experimental. He is best known as a founding member of the psychedelic folk-rock band Espers. Weeks has released four solo albums and has guest-recorded with many artists, including Fern Knight and Marissa Nadler. He is also a member of The Valerie Project.

  16. The Dodos

    The Dodos


    The Dodos are an American indie rock band consisting of Meric Long and Logan Kroeber.

  17. Birdengine



    Lawry Joseph Tilbury (born 10 July 1980), formerly known as Birdengine, is an English musician and singer-songwriter from Winterbourne Steepleton, Dorset.

  18. Rio en Medio

    Rio en Medio


    Rio en Medio (Spanish for river in between) is the pseudonym of singer and baritone ukulelist Danielle Stech-Homsy.

  19. Jessica Pratt (musician)

    Jessica Pratt (musician)


    Jessica Pratt (born 1987) is an American musician and singer-songwriter, based in Los Angeles, California. Her self-titled debut album was released in 2011 via Birth Records, a record label founded by Darker My Love guitarist Tim Presley to release Pratt's music. She is often associated with the freak folk movement.

  20. Der Panther

    Der Panther


    Der Panther (Band) (abbreviated as DP, is an experimental, cosmic-rock, tropical, flamenco band originally from NYC, London, Madrid and Bogotá, currently based between New York City, Madrid and London. There is little information about their real names and persona. In their performance there are contributions from various kinds of musicians but on stage they usually appear as a duet behind a big white canvas. On this canvas they project 3D-Mapping videos and images that mutate with their live performance. The group runs their own record label Evolving Tracks on which they have released their own material.

  21. Faun Fables

    Faun Fables

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    Faun Fables is an American band from Oakland, California. Faun Fables is a concept and vehicle for Dawn McCarthy, who was inspired to write the original material while traveling after leaving the New York City music scene in 1997. Faun Fables also covers 20th century compositions by other song writers and traditional folk songs. The music on the first album is entirely by McCarthy, as are all lyrics and most of the music on Mother Twilight. All albums except for the first are collaborations with Nils Frykdahl, inspired by McCarthy's previous work and "Dawn the Faun" stage persona.

  22. Telesma



    Telesma is a Baltimore, Maryland based musical group playing in the psychedelic rock, world music, progressive rock,and trance music genres. A "telesma" is either a talisman (a magical charm) or the energy with which a talisman is charged. Founded in 2002, the band performs at festivals and other venues across the country, mostly in the Eastern half of the United States. Telesma’s unique sound, oft labeled “electro-acoustic psychedelic world dance music”, is driven by the ancient sound of the didgeridoo, the kubing (bamboo mouth harp), tribal drums and percussion, and the human voice. These elements are fused with modern instruments and technology to create a diverse sound ranging from intense polyrhythmic rock-n-roll, to ambient melodic meanderings, to trance-like pulses found in modern electronic dance/groove music. Telesma’s live show blurs the line between performer and audience, attracting the most creative VJs, dancers, visual artists and body artists to its shows. Every Telesma show is a vortex of creativity; a celebration of body, mind and spirit.

  23. Akron/Family



    Akron/Family is a folk-influenced experimental rock band that formed in 2002, and its members currently live in Portland, Oregon; Tucson, Arizona; and New York City, New York.

  24. Davenport



    Davenport (or The Davenport Family) was a musical collective from Madison, Wisconsin. The project was initiated by Clay Ruby in 2002. Their musical style, difficult to categorize, owes more to freeform jazz, psychedelic rock, and experimental avant-garde music than to traditional folk music, and may be loosely attributed to such genres as free folk, psych folk, freak-folk, acid folk, wyrd folk or New Weird America. The Davenport Family name existed actively until 2005. Presently, all original members participate in a similar band, which operates under the name Second Family Band.

  25. Bowerbirds



    Bowerbirds are an American folk band formed in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2006. The group comprises Philip Moore (vocals, guitar), Beth Tacular (accordion, vocals) and Mark Paulson (violin, vocals). Allmusic writer Stewart Mason places their sound on "the dividing line between the freak folk contingent led by Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom and the more straightforward sunshine pop of Lavender Diamond." Their debut album, Hymns for a Dark Horse, released under Burly Time Records in 2007, received favorable reviews. Bowerbirds have toured in support of The Mountain Goats, with John Darnielle referring to the band as his "favorite new band in forever". Their second album, Upper Air, was released July 7, 2009. The band released The Clearing on March 6, 2012.

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