Articles tagged alternative country

15 Feb 2017 // 2:30 AM

Ryan Adams: Prisoner

On his 16th full-length studio release, Ryan Adams puts heartbreak and loss on display with a gorgeous, deep-winter "divorce album".

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The Sadies: Northern Passages

Veteran Canadian rockers return from a multi-year hiatus stronger than ever.

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Chuck Prophet: Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins

Chuck Prophet is a novelist in a Nudie suit composing sun-splashed California gothic snippets.

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The Mavericks: All Night Live, Vol. 1

All Night Live, Vol. 1 offers a wildly eclectic, highly enjoyable set of songs performed by the legendary group.

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Heartache Is an Uphill Climb: An Interview With Tift Merritt

Tift Merritt opens up on the joys of motherhood, life on the road with her new daughter in tow, and what the future might hold for them both.

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31 Jan 2017 // 11:01 AM

Nikki Lane - “Jackpot” (Singles Going Steady)

What sets Nikki Lane apart from all the other chanteuses wandering the desert lately is how she revels in the grit.

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The Sadies - “Another Season Again” (audio) (premiere)

The Sadies rock out on their latest single "Another Season Again" from their upcoming album Northern Passages.

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Sarah Shook and the Disarmers - “Keep the Home Fires Burnin’” (audio) (premiere)

North Carolina insurgent country band Sarah Shook and the Disarmers sign to Bloodshot Records and offer up new song highlighting their kinetic outlaw country.

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Tift Merritt: Stitch of the World

Tift Merritt puts forth a vision that's as unguarded as it is unlimited.

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Amanda Shires: My Piece of Land

Disciplined and literary, Shires' latest is still a highly personal work.

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1 Dec 2016 // 2:05 AM

Paul Cauthen: My Gospel

Paul Cauthen’s personal gospel comes off as a belief in youthful innocence corrupted by the passage of time. His songs are rooted in the past.

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Alejandro Escovedo: Burn Something Beautiful

Alejandro Escovedo's latest release is easy on the ears and surprising in-between them.

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James McMurtry - “Remembrance” (audio) (premiere)

Texas singer-songwriter James McMurty has written a song called "Remembrance" just in time for election day tomorrow.

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The Band of Heathens - “Oklahoma Gypsy Shuffler” (audio) (premiere)

The Band of Heathens thrill with their take on Texas singer-songwriter Adam Carroll's tribute to Leon Russell.

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Jamestown Revival: The Education of a Wandering Man

Jamestown Revival’s second album celebrates a fully realized and eclectic sound that is uniquely theirs.

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21 Oct 2016 // 8:32 AM

Shovels and Rope - “Botched Execution” (Singles Going Steady)

A refreshing shift from summer pop and an outlaw ballad worth retelling over and over again.

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Hiss Golden Messenger: Heart Like a Levee

Arrayed next to 2013's Haw and 2014's Lateness of DancersHeart Like a Levee proves that M.C. Taylor and his morphing cadre of supporting musicians are on an impressive roll.

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Jason Isbell Chats Solo Career and Song Craft at the New Yorker Festival

Grammy-winner Isbell sat down with John Seabrook for a humorous, "college-y song-writing seminar" followed by a short acoustic set.

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11 Oct 2016 // 9:43 AM

Dixie Chicks Reunited and Vibrant

No new music appears to be in the works for the group at the moment, but the crowd was happy to revel in the hits.

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Part Journal, Part Art Exhibit: An Interview with Hiss Golden Messenger

"I had just quit my job and I think I was having a bit of an existential crisis because all of a sudden I had gotten what I had been hoping for, which is to be able to devote my days and waking hours, creative hours, to making music, to making art."

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"The stories in this collection are circular, puzzling; they often end as cruelly as they do quietly, the characters and their journeys extinguished with poisonous calm.

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