The Novel Ideas are a country folk quintet of friends from the great state of Massachusetts. Featuring the voices of three different songwriters, The Novel Ideas create a blend of pastoral, harmony driven, and plaintive Americana. In 2014 they released a 10" single "Lost on the Road", featuring two new songs and marking the band's first effort as a five piece. The following couple years have been spent touring nationally, writing, and recording as a band. Their latest release, St. Paul Sessions, was recorded live in an old church in their hometown. It features six unreleased songs, and aims to capture the raw, live energy of their live performance. Notable performances include Sisters Folk Festival, Four Corners Folk Festival, Freshgrass Festival, Cayamo Cruise and have supported Lord Huron, The Oh Hellos, Little Green Cars, The Apache Relay and Darlingside.
“There's a certain kind of comfort...[they] provide in their music. Whether it's their soothing voices, their harmonies or their penchant for songwriting... [there’s] a kind of talent that can't easily be ignored.” - Baeble Music
“Homesickness, heartbreak, and longing...[they] sing about familiar themes with a particular beauty you don't find just anywhere...we dare you to listen to it and not feel anything.” - Interview Magazine
"Their delicate style finds beauty in fragility… play[ing] liberally with their unique vocal palette, making for stunning harmonies…The Novel Ideas are following a promising path, offering an honest voice in a field where the art of unprocessed melodies has been all but forgotten" - Music Connection
“There is such a peaceful familiarity in The Novel Ideas’ music. It feels accessible; not quite nostalgia, yet just as intimate.” - WBUR