Hey, they like it! The eloquent overlords of Pitchfork reviewed Cory Branan's new album ADIOS and said it's "possibly his best album to date—it’s certainly his most musically imaginative and arguably his wisest." That's an endorsement if we've ever heard one. The album is out now on CD, vinyl LP, and digital. ...Read more
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
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
"One element of the excellence of [Fulks's] new album Upland Stories is the strength and variety of his singing." —Ken Tucker, NPR Fresh Air
Ken Tucker reviewed Jon Langford's new album Here Be Monsters on NPR's Fresh Air!
"This new album takes a bit of a break from both of those genres [punk and country]: These are more like folk songs with rock 'n' roll instrumentation, hard rock with sentiments that can be sung in a soft voice, but...Read more
In case you missed it, Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis reviewed Lydia Loveless's new album Somewhere Else on Sound Opinions on NPR/WBEZ this weekend. Greg and Jim both say "Buy it!" and rave about her songwriting, honest charisma, and her cover of Kirsty MacColl's "They Don't Know."
Our favorite part is when Jim says "I wanna take every 14 or 15...Read more
We know you've been clamoring for the new Lydia Loveless album since we announced it. The release is almost here (8 days!), and NPR's First Listen is looking out for your greedy ears with a full stream of the album, along with a very detailed, dialed in write-up (Will Hermes did his homework!).
Dive in...Read more
Lydia Loveless has been named one of Rolling Stone's 10 New Artists You Need to Know!
"Sounds like Loretta Lynn and Patti Smith slamming shots at a Midwestern dive bar while cowboys and punks brawl out back."
No hyperbole there.
“Corner Man” by Barrence Whitfield and the Savages comes in at #8 in Little Steven's Underground Garage's list of the Coolest Songs in the World in 2013! This was picked by Steven Van Zandt (Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, The Sopranos, Lilyhammer) himself!
Lydia Loveless is featured on the front page of SPIN as a Best New Artist of January 2014!
"Like so many young creatives mining the nooks and crannies of American roots music, it's easy to categorize it as "alt-country" in the sense that it looks to the past as much as the present to craft a sound of...Read more