Reminiscent of early ‘50s blues & soul 45s but with an updated pop-inflected rootsy twist--equal parts Delta punk rock, jivin’ city blues and understated elegance.
The No-Hit Wonder is both a celebratory anthem of the world-weary, undefeated underdogs of the world, and a coming to terms with the cards life has dealt you.
This isn’t escapism; it’s an emotional survival guide; it's ten songs of reality checks, clever wordplay, and daring arrangements, the aural companion to that buddy who pulls up a bar stool next to yours to help soak away your sorrows.
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.
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.
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.
Heartbreaker is a near perfect record, the kind that never gets dated, with songs that slowly work themselves into the our subconscious musical heritage.
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.
On his scorching, cinematic new concept album ‘The Crossing’, Alejandro Escovedo tells the story of two young immigrants – Salvo from Italy, and Diego from Mexico – working in a Texas restaurant in pursuit of the American dream.
With their fifth album Good Morning, Magpie, Murder by Death continue the tradition of border expansion. The difference, however, is that this time, the band literally went off the map to get there.
A story of revenge, betrayal and a long voyage hindered by interventions of the gods. The Bloomington, Indiana, quartet are emerging as true artists in the zero-boundary sense: cinematic storytellers whose albums come together in an essential whole, and players whose jaw-dropping performances on record make you yearn for the chance to experience their energy up close and in person.
Murder By Death's third album is comprised of 12 different stories, all about sin, redemption, and guilt. Murder By Death layer the vocal sounds of an old saloon with the haunting strings of a Hungarian folk dance and the hard driving rhythms of pure rock 'n' roll, producing lush, orchestrat