Robbie Fulks & the Mekons to Release Collaborative Album 'Jura' on Black Friday! Hear New Song via Rolling Stone!


November 5th, 2015 by bsradmin

Hear Robbie Fulks and The Mekons perform "Beaten and Broken" from their upcoming collaborative album Jura via Rolling Stone / Rolling Stone Country (click here).

This limited edition album will be available on vinyl in select record stores as well as digitally via iTunes and Bandcamp on Black Friday 11/27. Digital pre-orders are live.

The Rolling Stone piece on the song and album is thoughtful and worth a read:
"Fulks' vocals and strident strumming on "Beaten and Broken" transforms the song into half working-class bluegrass anthem, half Gaelic traditional, made even more poignant by the fact that it was recorded during the time when the Scottish were voting for independence. Or, maybe, the song was always that potent. After all, when the Mekons released pioneering albums like Fear and Whiskey in the Eighties, it wasn't exactly commonplace to mesh leathered British punk with Nashville-born riffs. Now paired with Fulks, whose breed of folk honky-tonk mastered and satirized the same genres all at once, "Beaten and Broken" sounds natural, if not a little dangerous."