Articles tagged alt-country

Jimmy LaFave: The Night Tribe

It’s to Jimmy LaFave's credit that all his past accomplishments might just as easily be shuffled aside simply to accommodate a dedicated listen to The Night Tribe.

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Rhett Miller: The Traveler

Rhett Miller has spent much of his songwriting in tunnels. With The Traveler, he also has the sense to have light shine into them.

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14 May 2015 // 2:05 AM

Buxton: Half a Native

Houston-based Buxton alters the alt-country dynamic established with their first two albums.

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11 May 2015 // 4:00 AM

Too Many Things on Josh Rouse’s Mind

"Exercise, don't drink too much, and call your parents. I don't practice these as often as I should but they are good ideas!"

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Josh Rouse: The Embers of Time

The 11th album from Josh Rouse continues in a relaxed and chilled-out manner, with some high quality material.

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Rocky Votolato: Hospital Handshakes

Hospital Handshakes is a milestone in Rocky Votolato’s career and one that would do well to serve as a springboard for all his efforts going forward.

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American Aquarium’s Music Gets Powered by Solar Panels at South by Southwest

At this year's South by Southwest music festival, the North Carolina alt-country outfit American Aquarium gave a performance in a small, solar panel powered venue called Jam in the Van.

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Pat McGee - “Overboard” (audio) (Premiere)

Hear the first single from the Virginia singer/songwriter Pat McGee's upcoming self-titled album, "Overboard".

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Hiss Golden Messenger: Lateness of Dancers

The latest from M.C. Taylor and Scott Hirsch's country-leaning band serves as an re-introduction and a rebirth for their signature sound.

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The Mastersons: Good Luck Charm

A testament to the power of love and commitment and one of the best Americana releases of the year.

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Lucinda Williams: Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone

Both familiar and challenging, Williams' new record invites her audience to dance slow and close to a set of adult songs for adult listeners.

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Bonnie “Prince” Billy: Singer’s Grave a Sea of Tongues

Existential dread is nothing new for Will Oldham's performing persona, but this new record might be his most harrowing yet.

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Lone Justice: This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983

This lively archival release captures the L.A. band in their early "cowpunk" stage before Geffen got '80s production all over them.

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16 Sep 2013 // 2:04 AM

Califone: Stitches

Stitches finds a power in its directness that has led to some of the band's best music.

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Deer Tick: Divine Providence

There's a lack of musical exploration here, but the Providence alt-country rockers embrace their love for booze and rebellion more than ever on this record.

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High Flying: Pop Goes Country

1991 was a significant, even historic year, for country music, giving a strong indication of the direction it would take from then on to now.

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John Meeks and Joanie Mendenhall Release Duets EP

John Meeks, the jewel in San Diego’s alt-country crown, serves up something a little different this month. Following 2010’s amazing Old Blood, Meeks joined

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Blitzen Trapper: American Goldwing

Portland alt-countryish rockers Blitzen Trapper take to the road with an accomplished sixth album steeped in a bygone America.

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Drive-By Truckers: Ugly Buildings, Whores & Politicians: Greatest Hits 1998-2009

Despite their claim that Lynyrd Skynyrd is “America’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band”, the Drive-By Truckers are way more Neil than Ronnie.

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Old 97s: Grand Theatre Volume 2

Venerable alt-country bingers double dip on fan-approved album series.

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