Articles tagged alt-country

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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Dennis Crommett: In the Buffalo Surround

Crommett may have his fingers in many pies, but despite his generally prolific nature, he still brings tunefulness to the table with his latest solo album, making it worth checking out.

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13 Mar 2011 // 9:57 PM

Carey Ott: Human Heart

If you’re looking for an album that you’ll have to call in sick to work to fully digest, Human Heart clearly delivers.

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The Rural Alberta Advantage: Departing

When all is said and done, if Departing doesn’t make the Polaris Music Prize shortlist this year, I will quite handily eat my toque and take a New Year's Polar Bear plunge into the sub-zero temperature of the nearest river.

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Tired Pony: The Place We Ran From

Tired Pony couldn't have a picked a better name for itself. Just from their debut album, it sounds like they are ready to drop dead.

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