The eponymous opening track of The Highwomen’s eponymous debut album is so arresting and deeply moving as to set standards almost impossibly high for the rest of the record. But while The Highwomen possesses a tone that is uneven and occasionally verges into the downright hamfisted, “Highwomen” and the other high points on this album […]
A melancholy expression of longing made stronger through a stunning arrangement.
It says something that acclaimed country/folk musician Jason Isbell’s newest live record draws exclusively from his last three records, two solo and one officially crediting his long-time backing band the 400 Unit. The sense one gets is that it’s not so much a slight to the quality of his earlier material, first with the equally […]
Watch everything magically turn to glitter.
Hear "Butterflies" and "Space Cowboy."
The story of a desert studio through 29 eclectic and vibrant archival tracks.
Hear the latest from Isbell and his band.
The 400 Sound is credited anew on this set of equally personal and richly arranged country-rock tunes.
Bonnie “Prince” Billy has just announced a new album. It’s titled Best Troubadour, and it’s an album-length tribute to Merle Haggard, featuring songs from throughout his career from 1967 on up to 2011. It’s out May 5 via Drag City. Will Oldham has also released a 360-degree virtual reality video for “Mama Tried,” which based […]
Orchestral altcountry outfit Lambchop, have announced their newest effort, FLOTUS (For Love Often Turns Us Still) due out November 4th on Merge Records. On the band’s first full-length release since 2012′s Mr. M, lead singer/songwriter Kurt Wagner explores themes of his South Nashville neighborhood, penning lyrics in his consistently quirky style. A trailer accompanies the […]