Lydia Loveless had to cancel the rest of her tour. (insert frowny emoticon here).
She has been sick since Thanksgiving and last night in Northampton MA she lost her voice. The band debated taking off a day or two and keeping the weekend dates but it doesn't sound like she is getting better anytime soon. She just hit the wall cuz, well, dang, she's been on the road the better part of the year.
Not the way they wanted to end the year but we think we can say they gave it all they had.
12-05 The Fire Philadelphia PA
12-06 DC9 Washington, DC
12-07 Hampton Taphouse Hampton, VA
12-08 The Abbey Bar Harrisburg, VA
2013 will see a fresh and rested Lydia and we hope to get her back to those cities as soon as we can. Sorry about that.
American Songwriter just published their Top 50 Songs of 2012, and THREE of them can be found in our humble little home.
and just for good measure, BS-distributed artists The Black Swans check in at #11 with "Portsmouth, Ohio" from Occasion for Song
So, I guess we can claim 3 and a half songs...
See the whole list and read what they said about the songs HERE
MURDER BY DEATH ANNOUNCE
CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH MAN MAN
Murder By Death have announced they will be joining up with Man Man for a co-headline tour starting February 7, 2013 at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. The tour is set to hit parts of the East Coast, then proceed across the Gulf Coast, and head north through the Midwest and Upper East Coast, until it concludes on March 2 at Union Transfer in Man Man’s native Philadelphia, PA.
See full tour dates HERE!
“This rollicking clash between light and dark gives the album a kind of macabre tent-revival feeling…This level of immersion alone make Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon worth the time it takes to give it a listen, and the fact that the album is filled with killer songs to slam bourbon to is really just icing on the (probably arsenic-laced) cake.”
– All Music Guide
To highlight this auspicious calendar date (though, in the grand scheme, rather arbitrary given the errors the Gregorian monks made centuries ago concocting the calendar...but I digress), we're putting 6 LPs on sale for $12.
Murder By Death Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon
Graham Parker Imaginary Television
Justin Townes Earle Nothing's Gonna Change...
Rosie Flores Working Girl's Guitar
Justin Townes Earle Midnight at the Movies
JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound Want More
Well we dusted off the ol' Suggestions Box we keep in the office and found that folks are looking for a quick and easy way to sample the best of the best of some of our artists, something that will sift through some rather large catalogs for them and put together one hell of a playlist.
We obey your commands.
Thus, we have launched "Choice Cuts"---a series of digital only compilations that cull 12 tunes from some of our artists in one easy to swallow package at one even easier to swallow price. They are available only on iTunes.
So, whether you are looking to explore some heretofore unknown music, something you might have missed, or desirous of having a concise collection by an artist you already love, Choice Cuts is for you.
To kick it off, we've released
The Waco Brothers (Volume One)