Entries in M. Ward (3)


M. Ward - Primitive Girl

Words // Scott Pingeton

Here's a second look at M. Ward's upcoming album, A Wasteland Companion.  Ward is a master of nuanced musical meditations, but can also kick out a pure, old-fashioned pop song with the best of them.  "The First Time I Ran Away", the first track we heard off A Wasteland Companion is the former.  "Primitive Girl" is decidedly the latter.  An upbeat, piano-driven stomp and a great first single. It's great to hear new music from M. Ward...

Primitive Girl by M. Ward

M. Ward is at the House of Blues on May 8, which cruelly coincides with The Wooden Sky's show at Radio in Somerville - a fact that makes me want to curl up in the fetal position and cry.


Songs For Wednesday: M. Ward, Bahamas and more

Words // Adam Sharp

M.Ward - "The First Time I Ran Away"
If this smokey, perfect little number is any indication of what A Wasteland Companion, the new M.Ward album, is going to be like, we're all in for a treat. (website)


Bahamas - "Lost in the Light"
Equal parts campfire sing/clap along, hymn, and love song, this is the best song I've heard so far this young year. (website)


The Strange Boys - "Doueh"
This song has all the requirements of a nice, smooth little rock song - some grit, a little jangle, and a bit of wailing. (website)

The Strange Boys - Doueh


Megafaun - "Hope You Know" (from the Moog Sound Lab)
You probably heard this during a Super Bowl ad. You didn't hear this version, believe me. (website)

Hoots and Hellmouth - "I Don't Mind Your Cussin"
This is just a whole lot of comforting goodness. It's that simple. (website)


Newport Folk 2011 Mixtape

Delta Spirit - The Flood
Gillian Welch - The Way It Goes
Justin Townes Earle - Black Eyed Suzy
Brown Bird - Bottom Of The Bottle
Trampled By Turtles - Wait So Long
The Decemberists - Of Angels And Angels
David Wax Museum - That's Not True
River City Extension - Today, I Feel Like I'm Evolving
M. Ward (featuring Zooey Deschanel - Rave On
Elvis Costello (featuring Emmylou Harris) - Scarlet Tide
Freelance Whales - The Great Estates
The Head And The Heart - Rivers And Roads