Now-a-days "folk" music is getting pretty popular, and this makes me ecstatic. I found just a tickling of a love for it when, about 6 years ago I discovered this band The Snake The Cross The Crown
. Now, this. This is my
music. I like other music, (around that same time, at the ripe old age of 16, AFI and Against Me! never stopped playing) but when I hear this sort of "folk" that I like, there's just something in my brain that goes "Oh my god, yes!"
Some bands that I like, besides The Snake The blah blah blah, that fit the style I'm going for
Mumford & Sons
& the Atlas
Of Monsters and Men
Reasons I Like this music:
•Big sound: [not so much with Horse Feathers]. Roudy, and full of life. Whether it be happy life or angry, or whatever. I'm all for it.
•Chorus of lots of people. Not, like, hallelujah-choir, but other people in the band frequently sing. Or sometimes all of them. Thats the best part.
•Clapping. I love clapping. And stomping.
•"Heys" and "Hos" and "hars" and "las" as an additive to lyrics
•Banjos and Mandolins, trumpets, harmonicas, fiddles, and accordions.
•Girls with voices like birds. [Of Monsters & Men; Matthew & the Atlas]
•Men with voices that have soul. [Matthew & the Atlas] But not too much twang. I can't handle too much twang.
I don't like music that's too much on the country side. The Avett Brothers
and Old Crow Medicine Show
aren't really my cup of tea. Though, there may be exceptions to this rule. However, If you suggest Noah & the Whale, I'll have to kill you.