Walks a line that touches on Lyle Lovett’s lyrical frankness, John Moreland’s punk cerebralism and Judee Sill’s mysticism and orchestral sensibility. Plus the literate and sonic audacity of an early Steve Earle---an outlaw unafraid to embrace harmony.
Ruby Boots (aka Bex Chilcott) says: "We both had been plotting to tour together in the U.S. in 2019 and thought that it would be so rad to collaborate on something and maybe record a cover or write a new song and see where it went.
"‘Going to New Orleans’ is this song I learned street busking in New Orleans. The oldest version that I can find is that of Babe Stovall. Babe was a notorious street performer through the '60s and '70s. His original version was entitled ‘G’wine to New Orleans.'
Human Question isn’t meant for the meek or casual listener. It will make you dance, mosh, sing along, and dig deep into your soul. Some people lament that rock-n-roll is dead. They just haven’t heard the Yawpers yet.
Fresh off a tour with the MC50, the Cobras were inspired to judiciously cherry-pick two soul rarities to record and press 'em hot in Detroit!
Cinematic and widescreen in its sonic scope and with a live band immediacy, Deserted is the Mekons at their finest. It's folk music by folks who are pissed and disillusioned, lost and longing to be found, but only on their terms.
Youthful and defiant punk, rugged Red Dirt country, and vibrant Tejano. Emblematic rock ‘n’ roll with bold horns, violin, and a slather of twang reflecting where the band is from, where they’ve been and, eventually, where they’ll be headed.
Fished from the creative well of the Years sessions, these previously unreleased Disarmers tunes continue the kissoff attitude and greasy chops of the band's most recent album.
14-song instrumental Christmas Album by Chicago guitarist Joel Paterson, a multi-track guitar extravaganza in the tradition of Les Paul, Chet Atkins, and many more of Joel's biggest heroes and influences.
14 tracks spanning Laura Jane Grace’s fractured relationship with her adopted hometown of Chicago, true friendship, complicated romance, and reconciling everything in the end, 'Bought to Rot' stands as the most musically diverse collection of songs Grace has written to date.
It's "off-the-beaten-path Americana." It's the simple meeting the complex, traditional meeting modern, stick-to-your-guns resoluteness meeting adaptation. Breaks new artistic ground but remains in character.
A collection of 10 cover songs from artists who have influenced WEW's 15-plus-year career. It’s punk rock without the breakneck tempos; it’s rock-and-roll without turning it up to 11.
The duality of big and broad vs. microscopic and narrow is ever-present, especially as the group explores untapped genres, dynamic and emotional touches, intersecting and introspective storylines, and remote edges of the galaxy.
This collaboration between Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks and rock-and-roll royalty Linda Gail Lewis, gleefully lives up to its title. Subversive as it is reverential.