Friday, January 18, 2008


In 1983, a club booker at Folk City, located in Greenwich Village, turned down Lach, a young singer songwriter. His reason? Lach’s style of folk was too punk. Lach then opened up his own club on the Lower East Side called the Fort; which hosted its first event the same week as the New York Folk Festival. His event was called the New York Antifolk Festival, which is still held annually, now at his new club, the Sidewalk Cafe.

Lach is credited with coining the phrase ‘Antifolk’, which has served as a launching pad for musicians like Beck, Michelle Shocked, the Moldy Peaches, and Regina Spektor. His music is influenced by his conflicting love of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie, versus his love of The Jam, Sex Pistols, and the Clash. He has released four albums in twenty years, each one receiving rave reviews from everywhere from Billboard to Mojo to the NY Times.

Antifolk founder and New York mainstay Lach will release his fifth LP, The Calm Before, on March 25th, 2008 through Fortified Records. His new LP is his finest release to date: it’s heartfelt, intelligent, good-humored, and expertly constructed folk played with the irreverent attitude that has become the hallmark of the Antifolk aesthetic. The new record delivers classic Lach tunes influenced by his love of folk and punk. As always, Billy Ficca from Television handles the drum duties on the album. Recommended!

Lach - Egg
Lach - I Want To Be With You
Lach @ MySpace

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Blogger Ziggy said...

Jeffrey & Jack Lewis - City & Eastern Songs !!!
Jeffrey Lewis - It's The One Who've Cracked... !!!
Jeffrey Lewis - Gas Money Tour EP !!!

Gravenhurst - Fire In Distant Buildings + Flashlight Season
Isobel Campbel - Ballad Of The Broken Seas
Queen Adreena - The Butcher And The Butterfly
Lauren Hoffman - EP

The Killers - Sawdust
Serj Tankian - Elect The Dead

Pj Harvey - White Chalk
Justice - Cross


Bow Wow & Omarion - Face Off
Kanye West - Graduation
Chris Brown - Exclusive
50 Cent - Curtis

Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People

5:09 PM  
Blogger Jay Cam said...

sounds good! thanks for the recommendation!

11:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Jeffrey Lewis stuff, It's hard to come by for some strange reason. Do you happen to have the 12 Crass songs album as well?

12:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you ziggy!
gyroscope by any chance?

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone have a link for the latest Jimmy Eat World album?

6:08 AM  
Blogger kristín said...

i love you blog. i'm always finding something new to listen to. thank you.

does anyone have a link for the soundtrack of "i'm not there"? the new dylan movie.

12:30 PM  
Blogger Scala said...

Nice Blog
Hey Check this Cat Power - Jukebox

8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ziggy is a bloGOD

10:53 PM  
Blogger OLT said...

wow, ziggy, thanks for the Jeffrey Lewis and Gravenhurst!!

12:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for gravenhurst and queenadreena.
the butcher and the butterfly is the shit. ;)

2:28 PM  

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