Scott H. Biram will release a new album, entitled The Bad Testament, on February 24. This will be his 9th album overall and 6th with Bloodshot Records, his first since 2014's Nothin' But Blood. The Bad Testament lands somewhere west of the Old Testament and south of an AA handbook, straddling the chasm between sin and redemption. It’s...Read more
We're releasing a William Elliott Whitmore & Esmé Patterson 7" single this Friday, and The A.V. Club is now streaming Whitmore's gothic country cover of Patterson's "Elysium." It'll send a chill right through your bones.
The single is a limited edition pressing of 1000 and...Read more
We're releasing a William Elliott Whitmore and Esmé Patterson 7" single on November 18th! They're covering each other's songs. You can hear Ms. Patterson's wicked version of Mr. Whitmore's "Not Feeling Any Pain" via Uproxx RIGHT HERE!
Esmé says: "I opened for Will on a tour of his last year and...Read more
Hot dang! Here's a brand new tune from Texas honky tonk troubadour Wayne Hancock, courtesy of Guitar World. Listen here. It's from The Train's upcoming album Slingin' Rhythm, out next Friday on CD, vinyl LP, and digital. Pre-order here.
As the title suggests, this one's a little dark, but it'll still drag you on out to the...Read more
The Flat Five's debut album It's a World of Love and Hope comes out TOMORROW but you can hear it TODAY via PopMatters! Hear all 12 charming indie pop and soul songs (with many other genres sprinkled about), and then get the album on CD, vinyl LP, and digital.
"A pop supergroup called The...Read more
Gee willikers! Another new Flat Five track is streaming via Elmore Magazine right here! "Buglight" is seriously catchy '50s pop euphoria. And it's on their debut album It's a World of Love and Hope, which comes out this Friday! Pre-order it on CD, vinyl LP, or digital here.
"There’s a lot of love in this group...Read more
Watch New Orleans slide guitarist Luke Winslow-King's uplifting new music video for "No More Crying Today" via PopMatters right here! The song is the grand finale to LWK's new album I'm Glad Trouble Don't Last Always.
The video was filmed in Aldea de San Miguel, Spain during Luke's recent European tour.
Impose Magazine is streaming a new song from The Flat Five! "Almond Grove" is an earworm you won't be able to shake. Impose says it's "refreshing, retro pop with shades of modern indie rock."
You can hear Luke Winslow-King's new song "Heartsick Blues" right now via The Bluegrass Situation! Pre-order his new album 'I'm Glad Trouble Don't Last Always' on CD, vinyl LP, or digital.
Luke says "It's about cheating on the dance floor at a country two-step honky-tonk." And it sounds like just that....Read more
"Nodding to Bob Wills with its bouncy Western swing tempo, "Slingin' Rhythm" lets Hancock spell out the inherent joys and struggles...Read more
Hear garage legend Dex Romweber's version of the song "I Don't Know," originally performed by Jeff Bridges and Ryan Bingham, and written by T Bone Burnett for the film Crazy Heart. The Bluegrass Situation is streaming the song now ahead of this Friday's release of Dex's new album Carrboro. Dex certainly put his stamp on this one.
The Flat Five, a "supergroup" featuring Kelly Hogan, Nora O'Connor, Alex Hall, and Scott Ligon & Casey McDonough (of NRBQ), is releasing their debut album It's a World of Love and Hope on October 14th via Bloodshot/Augiedisc Records! Hear new song "This Is Your Night" right here, right now via RedEye.
"This is a...Read more
Free Lydia Loveless music! Download this NoiseTrade sampler including two tracks from her brand new album Real, plus three songs from her Bloodshot catalog! It's quite the sonic journey to listen to these songs back to back.
NoiseTrade also interviewed Lydia about the new album in comparison to her earlier material. Read it here.
The Boot talked to Luke Winslow-King about the personal and musical inspirations behind his upcoming album I'm Glad Trouble Don't Last Always, as well as life on the road, the New Orleans music community, and trout fishing.
"Anytime you’re grieving, you have to involve the world around you to get through it and bolster yourself and find yourself within...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