The Fader had a real nice chat with Lydia Loveless about her upcoming album Real, and Lydia gets...er...um...real about songwriting and a number of other noteworthy topics. Worth a read for both new and seasoned LL fans. And the photos are pure summer FUN.
Mekons will release 'existentialism,' a limited edition 96-page book and CD on September 1st! The release is now available for pre-order. The album was recorded, collaboratively with an audience, live in July 2015 at Jalopy Theatre in Brooklyn. The book includes 12 chapters of writing and art from Mekons and friends.
Next Friday July 8th Banditos will release a 7" single featuring a brand new song called "Fun All Night" and the first-ever studio recording their unhinged, showstopping cover of Screamin' Jay Hawkins's "I Put a Spell On You," which you can hear now via Garden & Gun Magazine!
"Vocalist Mary Beth Richardson tears into the lyrics, while the band...Read more
THE garage-rock guitar titan Dex Romweber will return with a new solo album Carrboro on September 9th! Hear super cool slow-burnin' new song "Trouble of the World" via American Songwriter Magazine HERE.
Pre-order the album on CD, vinyl LP, and digital here.
On Carrboro, Dex assumes several musical mantles (and uncharacteristically plays all or many of the instruments). In the...Read more
Happy Thursday to us all! Noisetrade has some free Andre Williams music for you! It's a reeeeeeal nice little sampler featuring two new tracks from the new album I Wanna Go Back to Detroit City, plus two cuts from The Black Godfather's Bloodshot catalog. The grittiest R&B singer who ever lived is back, baby!
Ain't no better tunes to strut your...Read more
Here's a new Andre Williams track ahead of tomorrow's album release! Detroit Free Press delved into the meaning behind the song, and it's a fantastic read, an eye into the recording process of "I Wanna Go Back to Detroit City."
Rejoice! Lydia Loveless’s highly anticipated fourth album, Real, will be released August 19th. Hear brand new song "Longer" via Stereogum right now!
Pre-order the album on CD, 180-gram vinyl LP, or digital here.
"It’s like the Replacements soundtracking the sad aftermath of Big Star’s “Thirteen” — which is to say, it’s awesome." —Stereogum
Real is one of those exciting records...Read more
New Waco Brothers music video! Watch Jon Langford and his band of miscreants perform new album title track "Going Down in History" at the infamous Schubas Tavern in Chicago on the Twangfest site! Fiery rock-n-roll here, ladies and germs. Watch here.
The Wacos will descend upon St. Louis for a performance at Off Broadway for Twangfest 2016 on June...Read more
"Though his music is an amalgam of bluegrass and country, Scorch’s attitude has been that of an energetic punk kid, something that his debut album—out this friday on...Read more
"...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