Lydia sez: "I was trying to reinterpret a Verlaine poem, for way too long, then I got mad and started yelling stuff. Because I was drinking wine, I played a C chord wrong, resulting in a really cool thing happening at about 2:35. Jay played a really cool steel part. Bam."
Download it via Rolling Stone here.
We know you've been clamoring for the new Lydia Loveless album since we announced it. The release is almost here (8 days!), and NPR's First Listen is looking out for your greedy ears with a full stream of the album, along with a very detailed, dialed in write-up (Will Hermes did his homework!).
Dive in and fall in unrequited love. Then pre-order the album on CD, vinyl LP, or MP3 here.
The 1976 outlaw country/americana documentary Heartworn Highways is getting a sequel this year, and our own Bobby Bare, Jr. and Justin Townes Earle will be included in the cast alongside Deer Tick, Langhorne Slim, Jonny Fritz, Shovels and Rope, and returning veterans David Allen Coe, Guy Clark, and Steve Young. The new film, 'Heartworn Highways Revisited,' is produced by the original film's Graham Leader.
The movie is in post-production and will have a release date soon.
The Bottle Rockets will join Steve Earle on his SiriusXM Radio show 'Hardcore Troubadour!'
Catch the collaboration between two legendary acts on SiriusXM Outlaw Country, Channel 60. The first broadcast will be tonight at 9PM ET; then it will re-air tomorrow at 9AM, Monday at 1AM, Tuesday at Midnight, and Wednesday 2/19 9PM. If you're a subscriber, you can also listen on demand at sirusxm.com or on the SXM mobile app.
This should be one for the books.
PopMatters has the scoop and a premiere of scorching new track "Roll On!"
PopMatters says: "You can hear that kinship between Romweber and Jack White, not to mention the The Black Keys and in-their-prime The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, on 'Images 13‘s first single, “Roll On.'"
Soundtrack your Wednesday afternoon with Ha Ha Tonka's fabulous World Cafe session on NPR!
Stream it here!
The band plays stand-out tracks from their newest Bloodshot album 'Lessons' and participates in an interview with David Dye, in which they cover the main muse for the album (a Maurice Sendak interview on NPR's Fresh Air, coincidentally), Ozark culture, and scrapped album titles.
Buy HHT's 'Lessons' here.
The inaugural Ameripolitan Music Awards were held in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, and Bloodshot won big!!
Rosie Flores took home two awards, one for Best Honky-Tonk Female Artist and one for Best Rockabilly Female Artist.
Wayne Hancock was awarded Best Honky-Tonk Male Artist.
And Whitey Morgan and the 78's were given the award for Best Outlaw Group.
See the rest of the results on USA TODAY.
The Ameripolitan Music Awards were created to to benefit and acknowledge artists whose work does not readily conform to the tastes of today's "country" or other music genres and organizations. Cheers to that!
More info on Ameripolitan here.
USA TODAY premiered Jon Langford & Skull Orchard's new music video for "Drone Operator." It's a trippy, spacey, political art explosion with floating, singing Langford faces, bomber jets, explosions, and riots. What more do you need?
Watch it below this post, and read the article here.