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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

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