Our pal at NPR Ann Powers also included Upland Stories on her Top 10 Albums list, with a beautiful write-up!
Lydia Loveless's Real is #12 and Robbie Fulks's Upland Stories is #15 on Rolling Stone's list of the 40 Best Country Albums of 2016.
On Real, Rolling Stone says Lydia is "as fiery as ever on her fourth album, but she's also expanded her emotional range."
And Fulks's Upland Stories is "old-timey and bluegrass arrangements that are understated enough to where you...Read more
"The result, a 10-song collection of crisp pop-rock, fierce cowpunk, and bleeding heart new wave, is the singer-songwriter’s greatest album to date."
"Lydia Loveless has never been catchier, funnier, smarter, or more of an emotional powerhouse than on this album of hearty roots-rock songs that helped her decide to keep living."
She Shreds Magazine's profile on Rosie Flores is definitive, fascinating, and required reading. Rosie recalls her entire career, from her teenage rock-n-roll band to her days on Music Row in Nashville to her revolution as a world-renowned lead guitarist and genre-bender.
"When I look around now, it makes me feel good to see that women are getting their up and commence more...Read more
You want answer's to life's greatest mysteries? Wayne Hancock's got em! Everything from Mighty Mouse to the...uh...cough...green stuff. The Bluegrass Situation asked all the burning questions, and Wayne dished the truth.
Watch Lydia Loveless navigate romance with a clown in the new music video for "European" via Rolling Stone! The video just premiered alongside a terrific profile on Lydia and her new album Real, which is out now.
Today Lydia announced dates for a U.S. winter tour:
Nov 15 - Club Cafe - Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 16 - Bowery Ballroom...Read more
Lydia Loveless and John Paul White (of The Civil Wars) hopped on the phone together for a The Bluegrass Situation piece that resulted in some fascinating conversation about how songwriting changes over with age, coming up in small town music scenes, and what current music excites them. (Lydia is listening to Mitski, in case you were wondering.)
And honestly, who isn't? Only people who haven't yet heard it! You can do that here.
"The album spans the gamut from a playful Mills Brothers-style vocal arrangement of "Buglight" to the baroque pop orchestrations of "Bluebirds in Michigan." The disparate songs coalesce around a tone that is unapologetically uplifting. It's impossible to listen to the Flat Five and not...Read more
"I’m not comparing myself to Nikola Tesla, but I know that when he invented something, he would see it in his mind before he did it. And that’s a lot of my process." —Dex Romweber
MTV News's review of Lydia Loveless's Real, written by fellow Ohioan Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, is an honest, geographical, and personal take on the album. Read it here.
"What I appreciate about the music of Lydia Loveless, even after all these years, is that I am being sold nothing. Saying “the work speaks for itself” is a cliché that...Read more
Paste Magazine interviewed Lydia Loveless about the process behind her new album Real. She discusses the writing process, the band's studio dynamic, and the new territory crossed in the creation of the song "Heaven."
"It’s a record about what it means to be authentic, what it means to me, and that stuck. I’ve always been pretty honest lyrically. Maybe...Read more
"In the spirit of their infamous 1987 life-on-the road cassette, "Mekons New York," the new album is a document that turns the audience and the recording space into accomplices for the band's high-wire act. A single microphone is one of the few concessions to technology."
"I kind of told everyone that I’d kill them if they got involved in the recording and messed anything up. Because that’s the most important thing to me: making records and being uninterrupted."
"My confidence onstage is a bit of a joke. It's weird for someone who does not like to be the center of attention to do something...Read more