Posts Tagged ‘song’

Hayes Carll "Trouble in Mind" Lost Highway

Hayes Carll "Trouble in Mind" Lost Highway

Kyle McCraw Houston singer/songwriter, Hayes Carll plays country music. Or, maybe you want to call it roots rock or Americana. If you need a specific comparison, Steve Earle’s not too far off. Whatever you call it, Carll delivers a solid set of songs on his first album for Lost Highway. His songs are about whiskey, […]

The Dedringers "Sweetheart of the Neighborhood" Dedcrow

The Dedringers "Sweetheart of the Neighborhood" Dedcrow

Jesse Hill Damn! Why can’t the rest of you boogers be more like the Ded-f-ing-ringers?! We’ve had piles upon piles of great music to influence us over the last couple hundred years, and most of you are putting out shit like you never heard any of it. With the Dedringers, they’ve definitely listened to the […]

Drive-By Truckers "Brighter than Creation's Dark" New West

Drive-By Truckers "Brighter than Creation's Dark" New West

by Kyle McCraw One thing is clear: Drive-By Truckers is a band that believes in the album as a format. “Brighter than Creations Dark” is more than a collection of songs. They are songs that make sense together and flow into each other organically. After the soft, mournful “Two Daughters and a Beautiful Wife” has […]

Pedro the Lion

Pedro the Lion

by Jason Estopinal Country Music Goodness had the privilege of talking on the phone with Pedro The Lion’s front man David Bazan while him and his band was driving through Canada on tour. Discussing politics, the Christian faith and carbohydrates, this conversation lasted 3 hours in length and unfortunately had to be downsized to what […]

Silver Jews

Silver Jews

by Rebecca Zaragoza One could research the Silver Jews and their music and come to find some common themes throughout texts. I encourage you to do so and you will begin to resonate with this proposal. When you consider the criticisms written by music’s brightest elitists, you find patterns and a passion of a band… […]

Justin Townes Earle “The Good Life” Bloodshot Records

Justin Townes Earle “The Good Life” Bloodshot Records

by AP Justin Townes Earle’s name alone stirs a certain amount of expectation and curiosity before one hears a single note of his debut solo release, “The Good Life”. How could it not? Justin is the son of acclaimed troubadour Steve Earle and is named for his father’s hero, the troubled country/folk genius, Townes Van […]

Drive-By Truckers “Brighter Than Creation’s Dark” New West Records

Drive-By Truckers “Brighter Than Creation’s Dark” New West Records

by Jesse Hill A cliché: There are two best friends, and boy, could they get liquored up, raise alotta hell, ball chicks, and have a laugh reliving it all the next morning over a bloody mary and a big ol’ plate of migas. But when one of them is catapulted into adulthood by, I don’t […]

Dolly Parton “Backwoods Barbie” Dolly Records

Dolly Parton “Backwoods Barbie” Dolly Records

by Jody Mason We haven’t seen a mainstream record from the legendary Dolly Parton in 17 years, and it seems she has remained true to her classic style after all this time. Backwoods Barbie includes the single “Better Get to Livin’,” a characteristically upbeat song that is countrified by Dolly’s bluegrass voice singing gospel-style lyrics. […]

Tift Merritt, “Another Country” Fantasy

Tift Merritt, “Another Country” Fantasy

by Brad Tucker Tift Merritt’s third release, Another Country, comes in the wake of a solitary stay in Paris. Merritt holed up with a guitar and a piano, penning the new album after four years away from the studio. The opening track “Something to Me” brings to mind early Jackson Browne, both in its lively […]

Dr. Dog

Dr. Dog

by Marissa Ross I found out on a Wednesday afternoon I would be interviewing my favorite band on Thursday at noon. I ran around my house, singing at the top of my lungs, “I’m going to looooove you! Till the day I was born! And I’m going to caaallll yooou! So keep your ear to […]

Fleet Foxes “Fleet Foxes” Sub Pop

Fleet Foxes “Fleet Foxes” Sub Pop

by Lindsay Eanet Scruff-laden hippies rejoice, for the future of music is once again in your hands. While the frenetic blips of Cut Copy and Crystal Castles may have their place, a new wave of indie bands (Yeasayer, Blitzen Trapper, Iron & Wine) have emerged with an earthier sound and earnest lyrics, bands that are […]

Railroad Earth “Amen Corner” SCI Fidelity

Railroad Earth “Amen Corner” SCI Fidelity

by Lindsay Eanet The release of country jam band Railroad Earth’s fifth studio album, Amen Corner, comes with a sentimental and slightly tragic undertone. The band’s in-house video director, Dave Manzo, shot the music videos for the album at the historic blues venue the Stanhope House in Stanhope, N.J., where they had their first gig […]

Looking Back and Moving Forward: Two Gallants Past and Present

Looking Back and Moving Forward: Two Gallants Past and Present

by David Zimmerle Two Gallants crashed into their own louder than hard and unforgiving thunder rolling over a dark clouded sky. I first saw them live in 2002 while still an even younger scruff studying English and not knowing what the fuck I was doing. It seems like a whole lifetime has passed since that […]