There’s something new on the horizon for indie-folk fans.  Thijs Kuijken, a Dutch singer/songwriter who goes by the moniker “I am Oak,” is completing his first full length album which will be available May 14th on the Netherlands based Snowstar Records . After two self-released albums (one recently re-released on the Rainboot label), Kuijken is set to bring the same melancholic propensity of his earl recordings to his upcoming LP “On Claws.”

From a sole, tender voice accompanied by minimalist guitar, banjo, bass, and organ, to soft vocal layerings with simple percussive back-beats, “I am Oak” brings it all together in songs that range from eerie and melancholic, to comforting and content.

Check it out:

“On Trees and Birds and Fire”  off of the upcoming “On Claws”

Previously released “Gold and Porcelain”

to catch more of the burgeoning artist’s work, aim that metal plate in your brain toward 91.1 fm from 3-5 p.m. on wednesday



that’s right, swedish singer/songwriter and ill-as-all-get-out guitarist kristian mattson aka The Tallest Man on Earth (he’s actually pretty tiny…go figure) will be making an appearance at winooski’s own The Monkey House THIS THURSDAY, april 15. tickets are available at msrlive.com

to give your ears a taste of his forlorn, folkish & kindsa dylanesque sound, give ‘er a click:

“The Drying of the Lawns” from his new album “Wild Hunt,” out TUESDAY. tots buy it.

& “Where Do My Bluebirds Fly” from “Shallow Grave” (2008)

to hear more of his dulcet tunes, dial it up to WRMC 91.1 fm, 3-5 p.m. on wednesday!!!


this so-called “mega-group” of minnesota alt/indie gods and goddesses (i.e. justin vernon, megafaun, the rosebuds & friends) comes together under the name Gayngs to produce a killer soft-rock album that will blow your mind. their album “Relayted” hits iTunes/stores on 4/20.

check out the pre-released single “The Gaudy Side of Town” below:

to hear more from Gayngs, be sure to tune in this wednesday, 3-5 p.m. to WRMC 91.1 fm


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