Super LYDIA LOVELESS rave in

November 9th, 2011 by Rami

We've been doing this long enough that we can spot a journalist or blogger who is just phoning it in, who crib from our press releases, juggle it around and rush out the door to get to the bar 5 minutes sooner.

Thus, it always does our hearts good to read a piece by someone who is obviously OVERCOME by something,...Read more

Rave Reviews for Dex's new album rolling in

August 5th, 2011 by Rami

A week after the release of the new album from the DEX ROMWEBER DUO Is That You In the Blue?, the folks that scribble reviews are lining up to agree with us, this one smokes...

Click on the publication to see the full review

"An unsettling, rocking journey from the dark edges of the American Underground to the bright dawn...Read more

NPR Write up on Silos new Record

May 20th, 2011 by Rami

The Silos have self-released their new album Florizona. We're carrying it on the site and it's getting some great press, including THIS piece by Ann Powers at NPR.

It's a lovely article about how some artists become "lifers" for her, and the Silos are one of them.

We agree.Read more

Ben Weaver recommendation on MTV

April 11th, 2011 by Rami

The MTV Hive gave their picks for "great twang* records for the springtime"

Quoth they:

"With temperatures rising across this great land, outdoor activities such as driving with the window down and bocce ball will soon commence once again. And what goes well with warmth and cold suds? Twang! Here's five great Americana-tinged records we're excited to pair with some well-honed sunburns."

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Ha Ha on Huff Po

April 5th, 2011 by Rami

That's short for Ha Ha Tonka on the Huffington Post. It's just in this era of Twitter, we can no longer be bothered with full words. KWIM?*

Anyway, here's a lengthy and interesting feature in the Huffington Post on the boys on this, the release day of their latest album.

Find out their appearance on Anthony Bourdain's No...Read more

Some Killer Early Ben Weaver Media Attention

October 14th, 2010 by Rami

Perhaps you've heard us rail about it before, but the Interweb has made it possible for a lot of BAD writing to be seen by a lot of people on equal footing with GOOD writing. Thus, we're always giddy to see some thoughtful, interesting and, dare we say, informed critical responses to our releases, and endeavor to pass them along--and...Read more

Ben Weaver's connection to food and music

September 28th, 2010 by Rami

Ben's new album is all about his artistic inspiration gathered while working in a farm-to-table restaurant in Minneapolis.

Check out THIS excellent feature on his writing process, what food means to him and his art and how he dispels the notion that he's a just a mopey guy.Read more

Release Day Praise for Justin Townes Earle's new Album

September 14th, 2010 by Rami

Today's a big day 'round here, yessir. Justin released his new album Harlem River Blues today and the word is already rolling out: It rules!

From eMusic: "Earle swings for the fences on his latest album and delivers his finest collection yet."

From Yahoo!: "...capitalize on the promise Earle showed on his previous releases and push him to a new level...[he]...Read more


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