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"The Dirt" is one of the most appropriate names imaginable for a Mirel Wagner song. The Ethiopian-born Finnish artist (and Band To Watch graduate) makes haunting, sepulchral folk music that sounds…   Read Story »
Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer, but the songs we've chosen to send you into the holiday weekend are uniformly dark and despairing. Strand Of Oaks and DJ Dodger Stadium…   Read Story »
Mirel Wagner became an Artist To Watch back in 2011 right around when she released her eponymous debut. That album contained some of the most suffocatingly dark folk music you'll find this decade,…   Read Story »
When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to select the rising bands which have connected them, someone wrote a long time ago. Or, something close to that. Here's what…   Read Story »
The Finnish-Ethiopian BTW Mirel Wagner makes folk music so dark and spare and primal that it seems to tickle some shared collective memory of bad things happening. And in her similarly spare and…   Read Story »
The Finnish-Ethiopian folk singer and BTW Mirel Wagner made an impact this year with her stark, haunted self-titled debut album. Those same qualities are on display in the video for her song "Joe."…   Read Story »
Hey, everybody, it's that time again! South By Southwest 2012. Are you ready? How's your hashtag game? Can you feel the early-onset FOMO? As the Austin institution grows larger and larger, with more…   Read Story »
We've already heard "No Death," the dark and tingly single from the Finnish/Ethiopian singer-songwriter and BTW Mirel Wagner. And below, we've got another song from her new self-titled album. It's…   Read Story »
February's Monthly Mix makes up for the grievous error in January's Monthly Mix, namely having omitted Bear In Heaven's "Reflection Of You." No offense (none taken). That song's great! Here it comes…   Read Story »
Mirel Wagner, a singer-songwriter born in Ethiopia and raised in Finland, is 23 years old. When she wrote "To The Bone," the opening track from her shivery self-titled album, she was 16. But her…   Read Story »