Featured Album this Week (3/21/11): “Love, Heartache & Oblivion” by Folk Thief

Folk Thief - Love, Heartache & Oblivion

Folk music has been the only thing consuming my brain in the last couple of weeks. It might be an unhealthy obsession, but I’m still in denial. It’s just a phase, right? Right?

I got an email from the lovely PR folk (pun intended) representing Folk Thief, an indie folk artist from Vancouver who released a refreshing album this past December.

Folk Thief is David Hadgkiss. Although I’m not really sure how to pronounce his last name, I am definitely sure that I loved his latest album “Love, Heartache & Oblivion.” The first song on the album immediately got my attention, and I loved the slide guitar breakdown around 2:05. The second song didn’t disappoint either, with rhythmic, Bob Dylan-esque verses. The only song I was iffy about was “Brand New Love,” the one they chose for a music video. Not sure why, I just wasn’t feeling it. The album recovered nicely afterwards, though!

The song “Heart Beat” is currently available for free download on Folk Thief’s Bandcamp page. You can purchase the entire album there too for $10 CAD (Canadian dollars).