NEWS: Fanny Lumsden announces new album, single and tour
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NEWS: Fanny Lumsden announces new album, single and tour

   Sydney’s irrepressible alt. country songstress Fanny Lumsden is on the cusp of releasing her debut album Small Town Big Shot (September 2015) and to kick things off she’s released the video clip for its first single ‘Soapbox’. Filmed in the country NSW town of Tallimba where Lumsden first went to school the song takes aim at … Continue reading

NEWS: The Weeping Willows Announce Crowdfunding Campaign for New Album
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NEWS: The Weeping Willows Announce Crowdfunding Campaign for New Album

In 2012 Melbourne duo The Weeping Willows (Laura Coates and Andrew Wrigglesworth) released a fine debut album Till The North Wind Blows. Now they are ready to record its followup and intend to do so in Los Angeles, California. To make it happen they’ve launched a Possible crowdfunding campaign to raise the necessary funds to complete … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard ~ It’s All Going To Pot
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NEW MUSIC: Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard ~ It’s All Going To Pot

The two outlaw country legends Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard have teamed up for a new album (Django and Jimmie) and on the evidence of this clip for the first single they had a barrel of fun recording it. I’t’s All Going To Pot’ is a lively and funny play on words and Willie’s infamous … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: The Ravenna Colt ~ Absolute Contingency
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NEW MUSIC: The Ravenna Colt ~ Absolute Contingency

The Ravenna Colt is the current project of ex-My Morning Jacket guitarist and engineer Johnny Quaid. His second album Terminal Current is due for release on February 20th. Here’s the first single, the breezy sweet country sound of ‘Absolute Contingency’. Album pre-orders available HERE Continue reading

NEWS: Jerry Lee Lewis announces Rock & Roll Time album
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NEWS: Jerry Lee Lewis announces Rock & Roll Time album

Press Release: One of the greatest rock and rollers of all time, the legendaryJerry Lee Lewis will be releasing his new album Rock & Roll Time on November 7 on Vanguard/Caroline Australia – his first for the label. Rock & Roll Time features a star–studded line up of guests including Keith Richards, Robbie Robertson, Ron Wood, Neil Young, Shelby Lynne, Nils Lofgren, Daniel Lanois … Continue reading

NEWS: New West Records to release An Americana Christmas LP
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NEWS: New West Records to release An Americana Christmas LP

Well this looks very cool, an Americana Christmas album from the good folk at New West Records, one of our favourite alt-country record labels. An Americana Christmas is a collection of classic Christmas songs and brand new holiday recordings from the icons and today’s current stars of the Americana genre. It features 16 songs including … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Stream Lucinda Williams’ new single ‘Burning Bridges’
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NEW MUSIC: Stream Lucinda Williams’ new single ‘Burning Bridges’

Lucinda Williams has a new 2CD/3LP album called Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone coming out on Ocotober 3rd. We’been listening to it this week and it’s a superb album, her best in years in our opinion. She hits all the right Williams’ moods and styles, a swampy, often Dylan-esque vibe and some incredible players including … Continue reading

NEWS: Bonnie “Prince” Billy announces new album
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NEWS: Bonnie “Prince” Billy announces new album

Will Oldham has, by his own prolific standards, been a tad quiet on the album front since his Everly Brothers-inspired album from 2013. That all changed when today he announced a new Bonnie “Prince” Billy record called Singer’s Grave ・ a Sea of Tongues will be released on September 23rd via Drag City and Spunk here … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Eaten By Dogs ~ Fallen Not Broken
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NEW MUSIC: Eaten By Dogs ~ Fallen Not Broken

Melbourne band Eaten By Dogs released their self-titled debut album via Black Hats Rackets a few weeks ago and yesterday they posted the clip for its second single ‘Fallen Not Broken’. I like what I hear in this track and also the first single ‘If it Ain’t Killing You, it’s Sure Killing Me’ which you can … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: HT Heartache ~ Sundowner
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NEW MUSIC: HT Heartache ~ Sundowner

My new discovery of the day is Mary Roth aka HT Heartache who has just released her new album Sundowner. This is what I terms country soul, laden with melancholic waltzes, hazy shimmering guitars and reverb-laden shuffling drums as the backdrop for Roth’s late night sultry voice. Check out the clip for the single ‘Cowboy Poetry’ … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Willie Watson ~ Folk Singer Vol. 1 (new album on Gillian Welch label)
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NEW MUSIC: Willie Watson ~ Folk Singer Vol. 1 (new album on Gillian Welch label)

Gillian Welch’s record label Acony Records is proud to announce Willie Watson’s debut solo album Folk Singer Vol. 1 to be released on May 6, 2014. The album was produced by David Rawlings, longtime friend and producer of Watson’s previous band, Old Crow Medicine Show. “There’s a lot of weight in the way Willie performs,” … Continue reading