Nick Drake, Jeff Mangum, Bert Jansch
William Neylon is born screaming hellfire in a Chicago hospital, Mayday 1987. "Hip to be Square" blares through the hospital room's transistor radio as silent Today Show images of the Red Army march across the television screen. Somewhere in a lavish greenroom across the country, Bob Dylan is pouring over the arrangement of "Shenandoah" that will eventually become a highlight of his least successful album of the decade. Michael Jackson ponders buying the Elephant Man's bones, and Nick Drake has been a ghost for 13 years.
chicago based dark-folk trio dark globes brings lofi folk with a dusty feel, droned-stoned vocal delivery, and touches of vintage psych pop flair, such as the occasional glockenspiel or vibe. their four song EP 'a star is formed' is heavy on atmosphere and even a few more hooks than you would expect from a lofi folk album. it left me want to hear the LP they might have to offer in the future.
(source: the modern folk music of america, 3/10/14