Somewhere Else is the forlorn twilight of the next day, when that creeping nostalgia has you looking back for someone, something, or just... anything. Loveless travels into some parallel-universe, roots-born Exile In Guyville territory.
When you boil it all down in a simmering cauldron: sludge metal, the raw sucker punch of punk rock, profound truths of sentimental acoustic blues and country, the cleansing powers of gospel hymns and ballads, and folk tales from the early 20th century.
Quoth Lydia: "We rehearsed for about a week and then went into the studio with a couple thirty packs and knocked it out. It's my rock and roll tribute to baseball pants and youth."
As hopeful as it is dark, modern as it is historical. City and country. MP3 and dusty 45. It’s autobiographical and all-embracing storytelling.
The album is rooted deeply in the interplay between Fulks and a brilliant cast of Appalachian-style slingers
A wealth of atomic-powered, sock it to me R&B and rock & roll hoodoo. Barrence, possessing otherworldly pipes that range from a low feral growl rumbling the nether regions to a scream that would make Little Richard blush, belts out originals and crate-diver covers.
The Bottle Rockets’ 1st and 2nd albums are widely revered as not only two of the band’s finest releases, but also two formative, flagship recordings in the nascent era of a now-broadly recognized genre. Classics.
Known for their uniquely brooding sound that frequently conjures desolate imagery, on Bitter Drink, Bitter MoonMBD capture that familiar tone but also explore new territory, developing a richer, full-bodied sound.
Wreck Your Life documents a band hitting its stride, the confidence growing as quickly as the crowds, and it holds up beautifully.
True punk mettle fearlessly cross-bred with deep country soul.
The band mines the same raw, rootsy territory as the Waco Brothers, with the prominence of the fiddle and mandolin adding a bit more traditional feel. Dean trades lead vocals with The Meat Purveyors’ Jo Walston. Midwest nasal meets Texas twang!
"I write for myself, but certainly have The Flat Five in mind too," says Chris. "I send them new songs and let them decide which ones they want to record.