"...we’re not listening to a bluegrass record or an old-time record. It’s not alternative country, either. It’s not even really country. What is it? It’s Robbie. If you can’t find a home — or a genre — in this world, then maybe you can invent your own." — Freda Love Smith (Blake Babies, Antenna (band), etc.) on Robbie Fulks and his new...Read more
"It's a masterfully played, richly layered look back at America's bad old days (have those days ever ended?) punctuated by almost-just-as-devastating love songs."
The stream is coupled with a worthwhile interview with Robbie about the influences on the album...Read more
"It wasn't called the Waco Brothers yet -- it was called Jonboy & Deano's Church of Country and Western Music. And it was at the Rainbo Club in Chicago. It was just me and Dean doing maudlin country covers. And Tracey [Dear] turned up with a mandolin and got on stage. They paid us some money and gave us free beer,...Read more
Hear ye! Hear ye! Our newest recruit Al Scorch's Bloodshot debut album Circle Round the Signs is coming May 13th! Hear the rip-roarin' banjo-blastin' shout-along "Everybody Out" right now via PopMatters!
Al says: "This song is for radical people everywhere to shake their asses to after a long day of fighting the good fight."
Robbie Fulks's new song "Aunt Peg's New Old Man" is now streaming via Guitar World! Robbie's pickin' and Jenny Scheinman's fiddlin' make this song a thrilling listen while the Fulks storytelling is firing on all cylinders.
This is Fresh Air. And these are The Waco Brothers!
"With each succeeding album, the Waco Brothers have become less ironic, more sincere and forthright in speaking truth to country rock as a...Read more
"A beautifully shot lyric video for the song, which goes well beyond the standard lyric video and feels a lot more like a short film. Chicago filmmaker Dave Anderson made the video and filled it with...Read more
"Dark storytelling married with soulful, rootsy arrangements they’ve been honing since they first formed in the late ‘80s." - The Wall Street...Read more
The Waco Brothers have returned, and they're ready to take over the world for the TENTH time. To whet your Waco whistle, here's a totally rippin' new song "Receiver" streaming via Rolling Stone! Listen here. It's from the band's upcoming album Going Down in History, out Feb. 26. Pre-order on CD, vinyl LP, or digital...Read more
Rolling Stone says: "Each track brims with the knowledge that existence is rarely ever simply black...Read more