Lydia Loveless is featured on the front page of SPIN as a Best New Artist of January 2014!
"Like so many young creatives mining the nooks and crannies of American roots music, it's easy to categorize it as "alt-country" in the sense that it looks to the past as much as the present to craft a sound of the future, but Loveless' emotional honesty and lithe genre-melding are indeed singular."
Amen. And Happy New Year.
Read the article here
Fulks and Albini, guitarist of Shellac/Big Black and producer extraordinaire (PIXIES, Iggy And The Stooges, Robert Plant, and you know, a little band called Nirvana), go back a long way. Albini recorded and produced Fulks's classic albums 'Country Love Songs,' '13 Hillbilly Giants,' 'Couples in Trouble,' and his most recent release 'Gone Away Backward.' They are a technically terrifying twosome, we'd say.
“Corner Man” by Barrence Whitfield and the Savages comes in at #8 in Little Steven's Underground Garage's list of the Coolest Songs in the World in 2013! This was picked by Steven Van Zandt (Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, The Sopranos, Lilyhammer) himself!
From their 2013 Bloodshot album 'Dig Thy Savage Soul.'
Back in November those legendary Boston garage barons stopped by our humble abode to grace us with their formidable presence and play us a couple songs. What resulted was one of the most memorable work days we've ever had here. Barrence (for reasons unknown) decided to don an Abe Lincoln top hat found in Radio Man Swank's quarters, then picked up a century-old medical book from Bloodshot Rob's office, and treated his performance (through a harmonica microphone) as a 19th century plea for mercy (or a really twisted State of the Union address). Meanwhile, the Savages absolutely shred it up and had us thinking the walls were caving in.
Not seen in the video: Lydia Loveless and her band rehearsing in the basement while all of this is going on in the front room. Needless to say, we didn't get much real "work" done that day.
Lydia Loveless is on the front page of SPIN talking about trading banjos and fiddles for fuzzy layers of punk guitars on her forthcoming album 'Somewhere Else,' the album she wrote and scrapped prior to this one, almost losing her mind in 2013, and the minimal likelihood that she'll kick your ass...physically, that is.
It's a hell of an interview ahead of a hell of an album. Read it here.
“We thought it would be really funny to write a song about oral sex," says Lydia. The thought is funny indeed, but this song is devastatingly sad, the saddest song we've heard on the topic. But damn, is it a moody scorcher. And it features Lydia's first guitar solo on record! She shreds and slays as we'd expect.
Luke Winslow-King and his band made a stop to perform for our friends at KEXP in Seattle. The entire twenty-minute session is archived for your viewing and listening pleasure on YouTube. Watch below: