10 Indie/Folk Albums You Need To Hear If You're In Love With Phoebe Bridgers' "Punisher"

    Eerie folk vibes? Yes, please!

    If you're a fellow Phoebe Bridgers fan like myself, you probably couldn't get enough of her new album, Punisher. While listening to it, I couldn't help but noticed the eerie folk vibe, and I gotta say... I really mesh with that. Within the past few months, there have been many new album releases – like Taylor Swift's folklore – that have a similar sound, and needless to say, I am HERE FOR IT. So, without further ado, here are 10 albums for anyone who needs a little more Punisher vibes in their life.

    Phoebe standing in the dark in a skeleton costume

    1. Phoebe Bridgers, Punisher

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    First off, if you haven't listened to Phoebe Bridgers album, Punisher, do it! Like... right now.

    Top Tracks: "Kyoto," "Garden Song," and "ICU"

    2. Maggie Rogers, Heard It In A Past Life

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    This album has a similar color scheme to Punisher, and Maggie Roger's voice definitely has a sort of folkiness to it. This album is really amazing and unlike anything I've ever heard before. I hope you'll love it as much as I do!

    Top Tracks: "Alaska," "Light On," and "Fallingwater"

    3. Taylor Swift, folklore

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    Ok, I know some of y'all probably aren't the biggest T-Swift fans. HOWEVER, you should really give this album a listen because, IMO, it's truly a work of art. A true testament to Swift's ability to weave a story through music, this album is undoubtedly a treasure unto the world so please... just give it a chance.

    Top Tracks: "cardigan," "exile," and "the 1"

    4. Lucy Dacus, Historian

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    Lucy Dacus brings it with this album. Not to oversell it, buuuut... it's an eerie rock 'n' roll masterpiece. While most of her songs are probably more rock than folk, she has a unique folkiness to her voice that makes her songs just plain addicting. I'm certain you'll love her if you love Phoebe.

    Top Tracks: "Night Shift," "Yours & Mine," and "Addictions"

    5. Haley Heynderickx, I Need to Start a Garden

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    Haley Heynderickx doesn't just give off cute and wholesome vibes. She's also an amazing singer. You wouldn't initially expect it from her, but she can make her voice incredibly loud which is super cool IMO. She's only starting out so I hope more new music from her is on its way soon!

    Top Tracks: "The Bug Collector", "Oom Sha La La", "Drinking Song"

    6. Joy Williams, Front Porch

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    You might know Joy as one half of the band, the Civil Wars, but – wow – does this album stand on its own with its mystical fairy-like folkiness. Joy's voice, with that classic country twain, is amazing and has this haunting quality to it. Definitely check this album out!

    Top Tracks: "The Trouble with Wanting," "Front Porch," and "Don't Let Me Down (Instrumental)"

    7. Rosie Carney, Bare

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    Wow. I first discovered Rosie when she released her single, "Better Man," and her voice is SO pretty. Her voice kinda reminds me of Sarah McLachlan in a way (but without the sad puppy commercial part). Go check out this album!

    Top Tracks: "Thousand (feat. Lisa Hannigan)," "Bare," and "Bud (Rose)"

    8. Billie Marten, Feeding Seahorses by Hand

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    Billie Marten has such a haunting voice, no doubt. Personally, my favorite way to listen to this album is on a nice fall morning while watching the sun rise. Just throwing that out there! It's incredibly peaceful which is something everyone could use right now, amirite?

    Top Tracks: "Mice," "Cartoon People," and "Blue Sea, Red Sea"

    9. Jade Bird, Jade Bird

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    Jade Bird might be young, but dang – her knowledge of music and singing voice reveals her old soul. Her voice is very rock 'n' roll with a bit of folk, and it's so nice to listen to. Seriously. Give this self-titled album a listen. What are you waiting for?

    Top Tracks: "Uh Huh," "Lottery," and "I Get No Joy"

    10. And lastly: Bedouine, Bird Songs of a Killjoy

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    Ok, wow. Bedouine is like a 21st-century version of Joni Mitchell. Her voice and range are impeccable, and this album really gives me eerie-yet-sweet folky vibes with her use of an orchestra in the production. It's very charming, and I highly recommend it.

    Top Tracks: "When You're Gone", "One More Time", "Bird"

    So, that concludes my list, but I'm sure there are a bunch of albums out there that give off some serious Punisher vibes. If you've got any recommendations, be sure to drop them in the comments!