My Playlist: Motherfolk

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Cincinnati-based alt-folk band Motherfolk is equal parts raw and poetic and brings a unique authenticity to every song they sing. In addition to recently announcing a series of tour dates alongside Sherwood, they will also be re-releasing their highly anticipated sophomore album Fold in a deluxe edition this Friday, which will include new tracks, unreleased videos, and behind-the-scenes photos.

Today they share a playlist of songs they're loving exclusively with Musical Notes Global. Listen below.

"Backseat Freestyle" - Kendrick Lamar

"We first started jamming to this song when Joel put it on in the van on a long night drive on tour. For some reason we really took it and now we can't play it without everyone in the van screaming every word."


"Suburbs" - Sun Hotel

"This is a band we listened to a lot in college that for some reason never got the recognition they deserve."


"Lately (I've Been On My Back)" - BOAT

"Another low-radar band that should be way bigger than they are. This, and all their songs, make for the perfect sing alongs."


"Dog Problems" - The Format

"This was one of the first songs me (Nate) and Bobby ever bonded over. We duet the hell out of it."



"Just watch the video and you'll understand why we picked this song."


"Pop Style" - Drake

"You just can't go wrong with Drake and Kanye"


"Dancing In The Moonlight (Cover)" - Toploader

"This is the best song in existence. We covered it at our album release show for Fold, so it has a special place in our hearts."


"Both Hands" - David Bazan

"Just a really great song. David Bazan is one of our favorite artists."


Motherfolk recently released the music video for the song "Ryder Robinson." Watch it here.

Don't miss Motherfolk on tour this month! Check out the full list of dates below and pre-order Fold (Deluxe Edition) here.

10/12 - THE HALL @ STONEHILL COLLEGE (North Easton, MA)

10/18 - THE END (NASHVILLE, TN) w/ Sherwood

10/19 - FIREBIRD (ST LOUIS, MO) w/ Sherwood

10/20 - 89TH STREET COLLECTIVE (Oklahoma City, OK)


10/22 - ELBO ROOM (CHICAGO, IL) w/ Sherwood

10/23 - THE LOVING TOUCH (DETROIT, MI) w/ Sherwood


10/25 - MAD FROG (CINCINNATI, OH) w/ Sherwood


For all of Motherfolk's latest news and updates, follow the band on social media:


Instagram: @motherfolkmusic

Twitter: @MotherfolkMusic