cosmic country

Mikaela Davis Creates a New Blueprint for ‘And Southern Star’

Mikaela Davis Creates a New Blueprint for ‘And Southern Star’

Mikaela Davis builds her latest LP as a progression, moving further into rock territory as if demonstrating across an album the fluidity of genre and her art.

Dougie Poole Spins the Wheel of Rules and Lands on Transcendence

Dougie Poole Spins the Wheel of Rules and Lands on Transcendence

Dougie Poole’s sardonic humor, mixed with his love of country music’s storytelling past, turned him into a cult icon. Out of the pandemic is born a playful, wistful new album.

Dougie Poole Drops the Bit on ‘The Rainbow Wheel of Death’

Dougie Poole Drops the Bit on ‘The Rainbow Wheel of Death’

Dougie Poole’s The Rainbow Wheel of Death has the genuine pathos of country’s best songs, with characters searching for love and longing for redemption in bars and dusty halls.

Americana’s Caitlin Rose Tracks Life’s Changes on ‘CAZIMI’

Americana’s Caitlin Rose Tracks Life’s Changes on ‘CAZIMI’

CAZIMI is Caitlin Rose’s first new full-length LP in almost ten years and it’s filled with people overwhelmed by changing circumstances and uncertainty.

Erin Rae Wants Us to ‘Lighten Up’ and Live With Life’s Dualities

Erin Rae Wants Us to ‘Lighten Up’ and Live With Life’s Dualities

Erin Rae explores life’s dualities on the cosmic countryish Lighten Up. Rae constructs her songs like Möbius strips showing the unity of the dissimilar sides.

Lilly Hiatt’s ‘Lately’ Offers Beautiful, Vulnerable Snapshots of Intimate Connections

Lilly Hiatt’s ‘Lately’ Offers Beautiful, Vulnerable Snapshots of Intimate Connections

Lilly Hiatt’s Lately offers pandemic inspired poetic reflections on love, desire, and connection in a menagerie of musical styles.

Nico Hedley Emits a Gorgeous, Late-Night Twang on ‘Painterly’

Nico Hedley Emits a Gorgeous, Late-Night Twang on ‘Painterly’

Queens-based artist, Nico Hedley’s debut Painterly is full of dark, alt-country masterpieces that go down like a good stiff drink.

The Pink Stones’ Debut Hits Right Musically

The Pink Stones’ Debut Hits Right Musically

The Pink Stones’ debut Introducing the Pink Stones finds strong musicianship battling with awkward lyrics and well-worn country-rock tropes.

B.B. Palmer’s Cosmic Country on Display with “Simulation Theory” (premiere)

B.B. Palmer’s Cosmic Country on Display with “Simulation Theory” (premiere)

B.B. Palmer’s new song answers the long-standing question, “What might have happened if Charlie Louvin read the Bhagavad Gita while tripping?”

The Pink Stones Reinvigorate Cosmic Country with “Love Me Hardly” (premiere)

The Pink Stones Reinvigorate Cosmic Country with “Love Me Hardly” (premiere)

The Pink Stones recall the hazy, beer-soaked sound of 1970s Tulsa with a fresh coat of pain and a wicked sense of humor on “Love Me Hardly”.

Pearl Charles Embraces Her Influences on ‘Magic Mirror’

Pearl Charles Embraces Her Influences on ‘Magic Mirror’

Pearl Charles' art doesn't offer easy resolutions to internal or external crises on Magic Mirror, but as she works through her ideas, she leads us to somewhere better.

Leon III Finds Unique Psych Roots on Their Self-Titled Debut

Leon III Finds Unique Psych Roots on Their Self-Titled Debut

Merging a wealth of ideas with precise construction, Leon III push beyond their country music roots into exciting new areas where folk and psych meet.