by James Glazebrook
“Haunt folk”, really? We’re fans of this new-maybe-going-to-not-quite-happen sub-genre, but we are big fans of its finest (only?) proponent, Jenny Berkel. To us, the Canadian singer-songwriter’s music just sounds like good folk: stark, delicate and, by turns, frosty and warm. Berkel is playing Berlin this week as part of her European tour, so check out the charmingly lo-fi animated video for “Like a Rope” below, stream the debut album Here on a Wire on her website, and catch her arresting live show at Vögelchen this Saturday (April 6th).