The acoustic guitar is one of the most popular and versatile instruments in the world. It is used in many genres of music, from rock to classical and everything in between. The acoustic guitar can be a beautiful and powerful tool for creating music. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, there’s something here for everyone. Check out the latest news, articles and videos about acoustic guitars and the world of acoustic music.
Just over 30 years ago, the Smashing Pumpkins released their classic album Siamese Dream. On the night of the LP’s release, the band played a famous midnight in-store acoustic set at Tower Records in their Chicago hometown. Earlier this month, the band announced plans to restage that show at Madame Zuzu’s, Billy Corgan’s tea house just outside of Chicago. For the occasion, the band had Madame Zuzu’s made over to look like Tower, and the band re-created that Siamese Dream set for two different acoustic performances.
A compelling EP from Wisconsin-based act Idledaze, Sandbox plays invitingly with its melodic, no-frills songwriting — from the suave, bluesy rock stylings of “Hot Feet” to the warming folk embrace of “In the Mood.” The EP releases this October 31st, and is accompanied by a Midwest tour. With its vibrant vocals and shimmering acoustics, “In the Mood” plays aptly as the EP’s opener — its lyrics declaring “I’m in the mood to set the tone.” Indeed, the album maintains a positive, comforting arsenal throughout — with the ensuing “quit your whining, just be kind,” ethos appearing representative. The hazy vocal
Florence Pugh, last seen by most reading the Bhagavad Gita in Oppenheimer, can sing, and she’s used those talents in some of her movies, writing a couple originals for her role in Zach Braff’s A Good Person and recording a song with co-star Harry Styles for Don’t Worry Darling. Today, she’s featured in an acoustic performance video alongside the London folk duo Flyte, singing their recent single “Tough Love,” taking over for Laura Marling, who sings on the studio version of the track. Watch the video below.
Philadelphia-based songwriter and producer Thantophobe enamors with the single “Esteban,” exuding a hazy laid-back rock appeal with playful synth reflections. The steady acoustics and lush vocals initially conjure a soundscape reminiscent of Alex G, with the occasional twinkling, clanging impact alongside driving into the “Esteban, can you meet me after school?” hook. The warming guitar tones and lyrical reminiscing also show shades of The Replacements. “Esteban” is a resonating success from Thantophobe. — This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of September 2023’ Spotify playlist.
A breathtaking exploration of self-discovery complemented by both intimate folk and orchestral expanses, A Costly Collection is the new album from Joel Porter. Originally from North Dakota, the artist exudes a timeless quality in his heartfelt songwriting, abundant with poetic introspection as trickling acoustics and sweeping string arrangements alike enamor alongside. “I am a simple collector,” Porter’s ghostly vocals resonate on the album’s opener, a captivating production exemplary of the riveting structural builds throughout the album. Porter’s solemn vocal presence and gentle piano pulses lend a minimalist charm to start, attaining a gorgeous fusing of strings and twinkling prancing at
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”One More Time” is an acoustic ballad inspired by how it always seems to take a tragedy to get blink's classic lineup back together, and ”More Than You Know” shows off their heavier pop punk/post-hardcore fusion side.