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Pop Songs for Elk

by Hillfolk Noir

Pop Songs for Elk, sifts Hillfolk Noir’s punk-infused, devil-in-the-woodpile acoustic string-band blues through a filter of delay, reverb and assorted noises. It’s “Hillfolk Noir at its most psychedelic,” says frontman Travis Ward. Pop Songs for Elk was recorded live to half-inch tape (no overdubs) and mixed in mono at Mike Coykendall's (M. Ward, She & Him, Bright Eyes, Blitzen Trapper) Blue Rooms Studios in Portland, Oregon, in the spring of 2014. It was mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk (Alan Lomax, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Neutral Milk Hotel, K Records, countless others) at Stereophonic Mastering in Portland, Oregon.
Genre: Folk: Psych-folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. North Idaho Zombie Rag
3:53 $0.99
2. 'Round I Sing / Mile On Up
4:49 $0.99
3. Poor Man's Love Song
2:12 $0.99
4. Uncle Jake
2:49 $0.99
5. Woods On Fire
1:35 $0.99
6. Little Red Caboose
1:55 $0.99
7. Gettin' Late
1:57 $0.99
8. Shimmy
2:39 $0.99
9. Hard Times
2:41 $0.99
10. Little Sadie / Walkin' Boss
3:22 $0.99
11. My Train
4:56 $0.99
12. Sniffing Glue Blues
2:05 $0.99
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Album Notes
Hillfolk Noir is a trio of musicians that make Boise, Idaho home. Creating the term "Junkerdash," to describe our genre it is guitars, banjos, bass, saw and a variety of washboard styles with folk written most often by Travis Ward.

One reviewer sings his praise with the following observation: "Somewhere between the soul of Seeger and the whiskey soaked wood of a backroad bar Hillfolk Noir plucks a revival that slings the attitude of punk, adventure of a train riding traveler, and the swagger of a hard day’s work. Most impressively, they obtain a vintage style in a modern distinct sound that is utterly captivating."
~ Nanobot Rock Reviews



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