Slate prominently featured Lydia Loveless in an article titled Young Women, Old Music alongside Angel Olsen and Hurray for the Riff Raff.
Slate poses the question "How does adopting anachronistic styles serve an artist in her early 20s, in a day when the life span of now seems ever shorter?"
As for Lydia, it concludes that "the purpose of placing herself in the lineage of everyone from Rosie Flores and Loretta Lynn to Exene Cervenka and perhaps Natalie Maines seems to be to find points of comparison and companionship."
Whether that's true or not, it's quite the company to keep. We know this music will stand the test of time. It's had a pretty good track record thus far. We're still here, after all. And so are you!
For further evidence, Somewhere Else is out now. Get it here.