As you hopefully know by now, Freakwater is back. Their first album in a decade, and first Bloodshot Records release, Scheherazade hits Feb 5th. The Fader is streaming brand new song "Number One with a Bullet," and you can hear it right here. And yes, it does, indeed, rule.
For The Bluegrass Situation, Stephen Deusner tells the tale of The Mekons and Robbie Fulks's Jura, and the history and influence of the island that serves as the album's namesake. It's drunken, ill-advised, and one-of-a-kind, just how we like our Mekons. Read it here.
"Jura jolted these musicians into a different gear and made them adjust...Read more
Noisey / VICE caught up with Murder By Death ahead of their three-night stint this weekend at the Stanley Hotel (yes, The Shining hotel) to figure out how they come up with all these cool ideas, like playing in an underground cave in Kentucky and ringing in the New Year with fans in a saloon near Joshua Tree.
It's a splendid interview. MBD's inventive way...Read more
Rolling Stone made a list of the 35 most anticipated country albums of 2016, and The Waco Brothers make a mighty appearance for their upcoming album Going Down in History! See the Wacos high-kicking in Rolling Stone here.
"Time-honored country-punk formula of Half-Cash/Half-Clash, with the sound turned way up and the polish way, way down." - Rolling Stone Country